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Zoom Feature Spotlight: Linux Client
July 20, 2017 by Priscilla Barolo

Not everyone uses Linux, but everyone certainly depends on it. Many aspects of computing you rely on everyday – your Android smartphone, the millions of servers that host the cloud, supercomputers that crunch big data to give us weather forecasts and energy exploration – run on Linux.

The engineers that work in Linux need a frictionless way to communicate without having to leave the OS they spend most of their day in. Our founding engineers relate to this need. That’s why we have always supported Linux at close parity with our Mac and PC clients.

Other communications solutions say they support Linux, but it’s important to dig into those claims. Do they fully support Linux, or just provide very limited functionality? How many engineers are dedicated to maintain and improve their Linux client? Unlike our competitors, Zoom has a dedicated Linux client team. We also have several enterprise tech customers who made the switch to Zoom in large part because of our awesome Linux platform.

Let’s look at some key features of the Zoom Linux platform:

  • All the key Zoom functionality: HD video and audio, HD screen sharing, and IM/presence
  • Meet with up to 500 video participants across any devices – desktop, mobile, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems
  • All the collaboration features you’ve come to love including MP4 recording, video breakout rooms, co-annotation, and more
  • Enterprise-grade security with AES-256 bit end-to-end encryption
  • Broad support for various Linux OS:
    • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Mint 17.1 or higher
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
    • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
    • CentOS 6.4 or higher
    • Fedora 21 or higher
    • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
    • ArchLinux (64-bit only)

Note that Zoom provides key features that our competitors lack in Linux: Zoom supports Linux for all meetings, including those hosted on your personal meeting ID and those with H.323/SIP devices, and Zoom supports 32-bit and 64-bit distributions.

If your engineers are better connected, they’ll work faster, smarter, and happier. Here’s how to install Zoom on Linux. Try it – it’s free and it’s awesome. You can also sign up for a live demo of our Linux solution with a Zoom product specialist to see the Zoom difference for yourself.

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