Make Linux Proton VPN the same as Windows/Mac
I've started using Proton VPN in Windows, and it's a great app, full of resources, with great graphics, many resources, ability to auto-start, start minimized, auto-connect to a profile... The Mac version also looks very similar to Windows'.
However, recently I changed to Linux (Pop OS, Ubuntu based), and although I had no problems installing the GUI version of the app, it does not even remotely resemble the Windows/Mac version. It's a very, veeeeeeeeery simple app, without the majority of configuration options present in their other OS's counterparts.
Proton VPN team should dedicate more time to make the Linux version of the app the same that we see in Windows/Mac, so we can have in Linux exactly the same wonderful experience the app propitiates in Windows and Mac.
Not to mentiok the crashes and it disconnecting, specially after opening the laptop lid. It's a very very broken app. Proton should go with Flutter as front end, Rust as backend. Problem solved
David “phunman1” Jackson commented
Is really does throw some shame at you guys, I was sick of Microsoft farming data off of me, let me choose my own OS and let all the apps across platforms be the same.
I'm seriously thinking of downgrading to a free account because this is BULLSHIT you should treat Linux equally, even though it is superior to WINDOZE
Aside from no wireguard the cli experience has been pretty decent. I don't bother with the app.
But boy do I miss split tunneling when I need it.
If Linux was properly supported by Proton I would be willing to get Proton Unlimited and ditch Mullvad, but in the current state it just isn't worth it.
[Deleted User] commented
Yes, I agree
Can T. commented
Absolutely. It lacks many features the Mullvad APP or ProtonVPN for Linux app have.
Also, I can't understand why they would go with Python for the Linux app. It is less reliable and less efficient.
Seriously, it doesn't even have Wireguard. WTAF!? Wireguard is a basic feature that every client should have. I can kind of understand taking forever to implement other features like port forwarding, (Mac OS was forgotten on this too) but no Wireguard is just insane to not have. I am very disappointed with the current state of the Linux client.