Surfshark VPN for Linux gets a breakthrough new feature

Linux users in need of a proper VPN service, rejoice! Surfshark has just launched its own Linux VPN with a full Graphical User Interface (GUI). Now, for the first time ever, Linux users can experience the same level of usability, features, and benefits as VPN users on other operating systems.

“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 might have been. But with the new interface graphically, Surfshark Linux users will be able to enjoy a fully functional application that allows them to do more than just switch VPN servers with just a few mouse clicks,” says Justas Pukys, VPN Product Owner at Surfshark.

Among the features of the new version of Linux are the configuration of favorite servers, the display of recently used servers, access to MultiHop and static options, as well as VPN state transitions and transparent error handling.

Features galore

Surfshark’s Linux VPN service also includes features like CleanWeb, Wireguard, privacy tools like IPv6 and DNS leak protection, static and favorite locations, fast connection, as well as 17 languages.

For Surfshark, this only scratches the surface, as the company is already working on the second version of the VPN, which should bring additional features, such as automatic connection or Kill Switch. The company also said it will support more Linux distros in the future and is working on bringing additional features to its VPN on other operating systems as well.

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The application is currently available on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Debian 11, Mint 20 and newer versions.

Those who would still prefer the no-GUI version will still be able to use it for now, although Surfshark has hinted that it will be discontinued in the near future.

Until now, most VPN services for Linux have been a do-it-yourself affair, with only a limited number of companies providing their services for the popular operating system.

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