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Discord, the insanely popular chat and VOIP client primarily aimed at gamers is now officially supported on Linux and out of beta.

Be sure to join our Discord channel to hook up with everyone: https://discord.gg/0rxBtcSOonvGzXr4


Download it here. It provides either a .deb or a .tar.gz and you need to be 64bit to use it.

Personally, I think it's great. You don't actually need a client to use it, as you can use it directly in the browser which makes it rather useful.

I've seen people worried about their terms and conditions, with it stating that by using it you grant rights to your content to the parent Company. To make it clear, this is no different to Reddit, Facebook and almost every site/application that you put content into.
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Xpander commented on 11 January 2017 at 10:01 am UTC

Great news. Its been stable without issues very long time for me


Zlopez commented on 11 January 2017 at 10:06 am UTC
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I will stay with mumble, thanks.


BlackBloodRum commented on 11 January 2017 at 10:27 am UTC

Uh oh, old dude still trying to sound young and hip alert:

QuoteStoked to announce our super sick app for LINUX. Chris was massaging this for ages but it's like super sick now


Doc Angelo commented on 11 January 2017 at 10:29 am UTC

I have no problem with this service. It seems quite easy to use. I use it occasionally.

But they are about to generate a big following and wait until enough users are depending on the service. Then they will start to make money out of this. Be it adds, be it marketing, be it selling the platform for billions. That's OK, that's how their business works. But don't expect me to believe that they are doing it because they are super nice and neat.

Also: Their odd shtick using... um... certain language is somehow bothering me. But it's ok. They just seem to be genuinely "stoked" to announce their "super slick" app...


MaCroX95 commented on 11 January 2017 at 10:37 am UTC

This might not look big for us who used canary release before, but it was so hard to actually find it. This will mean a lot when users see that it has true cross-platform support instead of digging around for betas, unstable builds and similar. A lot of people didn't even know that canary release was out there so this means a lot to users who are new to linux or are considering switching.


0aTT commented on 11 January 2017 at 10:42 am UTC

Discard discord. Use Mumble.

I would use discord for the same reason I use Facebook and Skype. Outside the Linux community everyone is using it. But if possible I continue to use Mumble. There are also many features missing. Positional-Audio in Minecraft and many other Games for example.

But the main reason: Everything from Discord is sent directly to the NSA and the American authorities. No thanks! We all have children and do not need this monitoring of our families.


stan commented on 11 January 2017 at 11:02 am UTC

No, most communication software do not have a licence that says they own everything you say/type. I wouldn’t use a closed-source communication application myself anyway.


tuubi commented on 11 January 2017 at 11:05 am UTC
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QuoteI've seen people worried about their terms and conditions, with it stating that by using it you grant rights to your content to the parent Company. To make it clear, this is no different to Reddit, Facebook and almost every site/application that you put content into.
Which is why GOL is pretty much the only site I "put content into". Mumble (+Murmur) seems like the better choice on this front. I've never used either so maybe there are compelling reasons to prefer Discord anyway.


bubexel commented on 11 January 2017 at 11:11 am UTC

For some reason the download combobox is not working on my computer or it only have .deb option? Why the call it linux support? maybe its debian support...

I found out, trying manipulate the download link that tar.gz exist.
https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=tar.gz


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Xpander commented on 11 January 2017 at 11:22 am UTC

People who say mumble is better, you cant really compare those 2. Discord is not just a VoiceChat but also chat, gametracking, streamer mode(corrected) and other fun stuff.
Only issue i have with Discord is that its UI is not enough configurable, but i can live with that with the featureset it has. 1 application is better than to have multiple applications for different things in my book.


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