Updated: Aug 18
Mysterium has welcomed Linux to the family. The Linux package supports Debian systems (such as Ubuntu) via our VPN desktop app.
This is a plug-and-play native app. It requires very little configuration, with more features than most open-source VPN clients that often require some technical knowledge.
What is Linux?
Linux is an operating system, just like Windows or Mac OS. The Android mobile operating system is actually based on a modified version of the Linux kernel.
This open-source project launched in 1991 and their technology is used for a huge range of applications and systems including desktops, servers, internet infrastructure, supercomputers and even stock exchanges. Linux is also generally far less vulnerable to everyday attacks and malware, making it a favourite among programmers and businesses.
Linux as an open-source pioneer
One of the original proponents of open-source technology is the Linux OS, making it a perfect fit for our community of users and developers. Linux has made its source code available since its launch. Developers can even modify and sell their version of the operating system so long as they license it under the Linux name. Many developers prefer Linux over iOS and Windows because it is more customisable. Its applications, word processors, photo editors and web browsers can be switched out and altered.
The Linux Foundation provides a neutral, trusted home for developers to collaborate on open technology projects. Developers are encouraged to contribute to hundreds (if not thousands) of different projects.
You can read more on why we chose to open source our own encryption software on Hackernoon.
If you are interested in participating, running a node, or generally have any questions, jump into our discord channel and speak directly with our core team.