Rejoice, Linux users who need a proper VPN service! Surfshark has just launched its own Linux VPN with a full-featured graphical user interface (GUI). Now, for the first time, Linux users can enjoy the same level of usability, functionality, and benefits as VPN users on other operating systems.
“Earlier, Linux users had to control the application through the terminal. While this was nothing out of the ordinary for loyal users, it was still less convenient than it could have been. But with the new GUI, Surfshark Linux users will be able to enjoy a fully functional application that allows them to do more than just switch VPN servers with a few clicks, ”said Justas Pukis, owner of VPN’s product. Surfshark.
Features of the new version of Linux include setting up favorite servers, viewing recently used servers, accessing MultiHop and static settings, as well as VPN status transitions and seamless error handling.
Features in abundance
Surfshark Linux VPN service also comes with features such as CleanWeb, Wireguard, privacy tools such as IPv6 and DNS leak protection, static and favorite locations, fast connectivity, and 17 languages.
For Surfshark it’s just scratching the surface as the company is already working on a second version VPNwhich should bring additional features such as Automatic Connection or Kill Switch. The company has also said it will support more Linux distributions in the future, and that it is working on adding additional features to its VPN in other operating systems.
The app is currently available in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Debian 11, Mint 20 and newer versions.
Those who still prefer the GUI-free version will still be able to use it for now, although Surfshark has hinted that it will be discontinued in the near future.
So far most VPN services for Linux, it was a do-it-yourself business, and only a limited number of companies provided their services for the popular OS.