Surfshark is one of the best known VPN providers and is often promoted by big YouTube accounts. Today, the company announced the availability of its VPN on Linux with a full graphical user interface, or GUI.
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“Previously, Linux users had to control the application through the terminal. While this was nothing unusual for dedicated 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 will allow them to do more than just switch VPN servers with just a few mouse clicks,” says Justas Pukys, VPN Product Owner at Surfshark.
The new Surfshark Linux VPN GUI comes with the features users have come to expect in apps on other operating systems:
- Definition of favorite servers;
- Display of recently used ones;
- Access MultiHop and Static options;
- Efficient VPN state transitions and transparent error handling;
- Additional features, such as CleanWeb, Wireguard, IPv6 and DNS leak protection, static and favorite locations, fast connection and 17 languages to choose from.
The company plans to release more features in the coming months. Then Linux users will be able to use auto-connect and Kill Switch on their VPN apps.
The application is currently available on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Debian 11, Mint 20 and newer versions. Surfshark will keep the old GUI-less version for a while.
The GUI-based Linux app is the latest addition to Surfshark VPN, which is part of the Surfshark One bundle that includes the company’s four solutions. Apart from the premium Surfshark VPN privacy protection service, it includes Surfshark Antivirus, Surfshark Alert, which can detect different types of leaked data and notify the user where the hacked data has appeared, and Surfshark Search, a private search tool that performs web search queries. without ads, data logging and trackers.
The Linux application GUI is not the end of Surfshark VPN development. More features available in other operating systems will be released, and more distributions will be supported.
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Last updated May 18, 2022.