If you weren't using proton mail before maybe this will change your mind!
Today, we’re launching a new Linux app. It features an elegant and fully featured graphical user interface, making it easy to use on the Linux desktop. ProtonVPN is the only VPN service to offer a full-featured, open source, and free Linux application.
We have long been supporters of Linux and open source software. Today, all our apps are open source, and we have long maintained key open source projects such OpenPGPjs
. Linux is also the operating system of choice for many of our team.
As Linux users ourselves, we are keenly aware that Linux support is often viewed as an afterthought by most VPN services. Most Linux VPN apps typically fall far short of the features available to users of other platforms (when they exist at all).
Almost from the very beginning, ProtonVPN has supported our Linux users with a command-line Linux tool (CLI) that was developed together with the open source community. This proved to be very popular and has been included in Linux repositories, including Debian, Fedora, and Arch. The new app we are launching today replaces the CLI with something that is more full-featured.
Over the last couple of years, Linux has become an increasingly popular choice for desktop users wanting a highly customizable and open source operating system that is not developed by Microsoft or Apple. This popularity has led to more and more requests for a fully featured ProtonVPN Linux app with a graphical user interface.