Zoom for Linux
Zoom can be installed on various Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, etc. Program is fully compatible with this operating system, so users can join online meetings and organize them. In this article, we will take a look at the features of Zoom for Linux.
To begin with, we suggest you check official system requirements of the program:
- Minimum processor frequency – from 1 GHz, preferably dual-core with a frequency of 2 GHz or more.
- OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics adapter (built-in or integrated – it doesn’t matter).
- The recommended amount of random access memory (RAM) is 4 GB, but the Zoom should work with 512 MB too.
The developers officially declare support for the versions of the following distributions:
- Ubuntu – 12.04+ (not older than 12.04)
- Debian – 7.7+
- Mint – 17.1+
- Oracle Linux, CentOS and RedHut – 6.4+
- Fedora – 21+
- OpenSUSE – 13.2+
- Arch – 64-bit only.
You can find the distributive you need on this page. Just select your OS, its architecture, and version, click on the download button and save the proposed file.
You can open it if you have any package unpacker. In this case, the Zoom setting will fit into several steps:
- Open folder where the suggested file was saved.
- Click on it with the right mouse button.
- Select the launch option with the supported unpacker (Software Install for Ubuntu, etc.).
- Start the installation by clicking the special button.
- Enter the password for the root account.
- Confirm the procedure.
Well, if the unpacker is missing, then you need to download it. Gdebi is the most popular option and works perfectly with Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. Step by step instruction:
- Open Terminal using hotkeys or the list of all programs.
- Run the command
sudo apt install gdebi.
- Enter the root password into the console.
- Confirm the procedure.
- Follow the previous instructions to set up Zoom.
If an error occurs in the second step in Debian, then run these commands:
apt install sudo
And if you do not want to install a separate program on your PC, or for some reason it is impossible, then try the online version of Zoom, which works from a browser. Details you can find in our article.
Launching the program
You can open the newly downloaded Zoom just like any other Linux application:
The welcome window includes two buttons and one icon (in the lower right corner). This icon is needed to set up a proxy server to fix any connection problems. The blue button needs for joining the conference, and the white button needs for authorization in the system.
An account is not needed to simply participate in a conversation. It will be required if you want to organize your own online meeting, for detailed profile customization and additional Zoom functions. The registration procedure is described here.