In this guide we are going to explore how to install Zoom Client on Fedora 35 Workstation.
Zoom Meetings is a proprietary video teleconferencing software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan allows up to 100 concurrent participants, with a 40-minute time restriction. Users have the option to upgrade by subscribing to a paid plan.
You can easily download Zoom on your PC to start video conferencing with your colleagues and friends around the world. Zoom offers remote conferencing services including video calls, online meetings, and collaborative tasks. Zoom is free to use but does offer paid subscriptions which offer additional features.
To follow along this guide, ensure you have the following:
- Fedora 35 Workstation
- Access to the internet
- Basic knowledge of Terminal usage in Linux
Table of content
- Ensuring your system is up to date
- Downloading the installation package
- Installing zoom
Ensuring your system is up to date
Ensure that you have the latest packages in your system. Use these commands to ensure yor system is updated:
sudo dnf update
Downloading the installation package
The zoom software is not found in the default Fedora packages repositories. Zoom provides a binary package that can be downloaded from its website and installed.
Head over to the zoom download page here and click download
Or use the terminal to download:
$ curl -LO https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_x86_64.rpm % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:06 --:--:-- 0 100 51.6M 100 51.6M 0 0 450k 0 0:01:57 0:01:57 --:--:-- 841k
After downloading the package, locate the directory where the package was downloaded and type this command to install zoom:
sudo dnf install -y ./zoom_x86_64.rpm
Wait for the installation to complete.
Confirm that zoom is installed using this command:
$ rpm -q zoom zoom-126.96.36.199-1.x86_64 [[email protected] ~]$ rpm -qi zoom Name : zoom Version : 188.8.131.52 Release : 1 Architecture: x86_64 Install Date: Sat 06 Nov 2021 09:53:43 AM EAT Group : default Size : 227523974 License : see https://www.zoom.us/ Signature : RSA/SHA1, Mon 25 Oct 2021 10:25:34 AM EAT, Key ID b903bf1861a7c71d Source RPM : zoom-184.108.40.206-1.src.rpm Build Date : Mon 25 Oct 2021 10:23:28 AM EAT Build Host : localhost Relocations : / Packager : Zoom Linux Team <[email protected]> Vendor : Zoom Video Communications, Inc. URL : https://www.zoom.us Summary : Zoom Cloud Meetings Description : Zoom Cloud Meetings Zoom brings people together to connect and get more done in a frictionless, secure video environment. Our easy, reliable, and innovative video-first solutions provide video meetings and chat, with additional options for webinars and phone service. . Zoom is the leading unified communications platform and helps individuals, schools, healthcare professionals and enterprises stay connected. Visit blog.zoom.us and follow @zoom_us. . By installing this app, you agree to our Terms of Service (https://zoom.us/terms) and Privacy Statement (https://zoom.us/privacy).
You can now launch zoom using the command
zoom either in the terminal or in the launcher.
Use this command to uninstall zoom if you no longer neeed it.
sudo dnf erase -y zoom
We have gone through the steps needed to install the Zoom client software in this guide.