A few months ago we wrote about ScudCloud, an unofficial Slack.com client for Linux. Now Slack has its own official client for Linux. At this time, we will use Slack Desktop latest version 1.2.6. It is available for Ubuntu and Fedora. We will tell how to install it.
Go to http://slack.com/downloads and select Ubuntu (either 32 or 64 bit) and press Download button. You will download DEB file named slack-desktop-1.2.6-i386.deb or slack-desktop-1.2.6-amd64.deb. Save it in Downloads in Home directory.
In Terminal, go inside ~/Downloads directory and then perform command either command:
- For 32 bit file: sudo dpkg -i slack-desktop-1.2.6-i386.deb
- For 64 bit file: sudo dpkg -i slack-desktop-1.2.6-amd64.deb
Note: in Ubuntu 14.04, we don't need any external dependency so Slack Desktop installed successfully without downloading any other package. The package installation can be done without internet.