I am the only one in our office using Linux, while everything is working great except the team-communication.

I just need to send/receive text message, images, files with my teammates.

I have set up a rocket.chat service on my machine, but after some days using it, I really like this web-based chat service, but it's desktop notify feature does't work. So my teammates can't always response in time.

I am looking a server-less solution, it will be better if such software can scan all users in the same network automatically.

It should support Windows of course.

Any good suggestion?

  • @Darius our working network is isolated with the internet..
    – WestFarmer
    Jan 19, 2017 at 4:19

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You could try pidgin with the bonjour protocol, it's not very modern but it should work.

The following article shows how it works: http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/11/use-pidgin-for-chatting-and.html (You will need to install the bonjour service)

Today I'd like to show you how to use Pidgin for chatting and transferring files on local network. You can do this even without Internet connection

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    ...or if someone don't like the GUI or a feature of Pidgin, any other client with the bonjour protocol. ;-) Jan 19, 2017 at 19:12

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