Fing Desktop for Linux

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  • Tuxmasterflex
    Tuxmasterflex Member Posts: 19
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    It seems that Fing has made an appearance in the linux world on the armHF architecture for SNAPS.  Published in Dec 2017.


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  • Tuxmasterflex
    Tuxmasterflex Member Posts: 19
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    It seems that Fing has made an appearance in the linux world on the armHF architecture for SNAPS.  Published in Dec 2017.


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  • BertKoningOnline2
    BertKoningOnline2 Netherlands Member Posts: 3
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    It’s really simple why there must be a Linux Fing desktop application. People use smartphone devices and can choose for the Fing application and there are many computer users with Mac, Windows and Linux distributions. But the Mac and Windows users can download the Fing desktop, but the enthoustic Linux users can’t. That’s a serious shame!!

  • Tgeorgescu
    Tgeorgescu Member Posts: 5
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    So, you do:
    yay -S fing
    sudo fing
  • RainCaster
    RainCaster My deskMember, Beta Tester Posts: 56
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    Another up-vote for Linux support. I have moved all my Windows servers to Linux equivalents, Exchange, IIS, MS-SQL, file servers... The reduction in time spent repairing bad patches was well worth the effort. I have also moved my client machines to Linux and only use Windows to run TurboTax. The rest of my family is still using windows and I happily support them.

  • wayner
    wayner Member, Beta Tester Posts: 37
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    I love Linux as well but the reason they don't support it is really pretty simple:
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  • Tgeorgescu
    Tgeorgescu Member Posts: 5
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    I don't think that's accurate. Reportedly, Chrome OS is more popular than MacOS.

  • wayner
    wayner Member, Beta Tester Posts: 37
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    Here's an article that says Chromebooks outsold Macs in 2020 for the first time ever.  But that would imply that Macs would still have a higher market share due to computers sold prior to 2020.  https://www.geekwire.com/2021/chromebooks-outsold-macs-worldwide-2020-cutting-windows-market-share/
    I believe this chart is sales which isn't the same as current market share. I wonder if this will continue as a lot of the Chrome OS units were bought by schools for online learning, which will be reduced for the 21-22 school year.



  • wayner
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    That Ars Techinca story refers to the Geekwire story that I linked to.  I think these both refer to sales in 2020 as opposed to installed base.  But it doesn't change the fact that Linux is has a very small market share which is the point I was making in the first place.
  • Tuxmasterflex
    Tuxmasterflex Member Posts: 19
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    Although Linux may be the least used OS type, IMO it comes to closets in comparison to Fings mission of security and privacy. Windows = Microsoft
    Mac = Apple
    Andriod = Google
    Do you trust any of these companies business models? 

    Now ask yourself the same question about OpenBSD and Linux platforms.......
  • Tuxmasterflex
    Tuxmasterflex Member Posts: 19
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    If this does become a reality I vote for Flatpak support for the Pine Phone and Librem 5 phones.
  • Tuxmasterflex
    Tuxmasterflex Member Posts: 19
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    edited December 21, 2021 #45
    Two things that come to mind for me are the recent releases of the Pine Phone and the Librem 5 phone (which would be nice to throw FingBox app on) as their is another mobile contender.

    Also if Fing Dev's were to support this idea, Which package platform would that present to the public?  I think something like a Flatpak would work best for compatibility with multiple Linux distributions as well as Flatpaks are sandboxed from the rest of the OS
  • WE NEED LINUX app asap more and more people are moving to Linux OS <<<  wi';,',121313213213n12131231313do.'#.'#];]['1211313213231#''#;'';#/.].]ws < is a malwarespwaretrojan combined all into one wi';,',121313213213n12131231313do.'#.'#];]['1211313213231#''#;'';#/.].]ws < was never good ever

    Why do you think Linux is the mainframe of all and (every devices and systems in existence) hmmmmmmmmmm?
  • Ilgaz
    Ilgaz Member Posts: 1
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    Interesting thing is, it almost works under Linux via Wine. Fing desktop seems to have been built with multi platform frameworks such as electron, node.js etc. It is very curious they don't ship a Linux version. Is Fink afraid that someone will buy and ask for support? Why not release a Flatpak or even Snap?
  • Nogueira13
    Nogueira13 Member Posts: 2
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    Ilgaz I Think you are right. But, even for Windows the people can't to ask for support?
    Could you tell me if I install the Fing app code via Codeweaver would it work correctly?



  • Fmerenda
    Fmerenda Member Posts: 1
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    I just wanted to voice my support for a Linux version also.

  • RainCaster
    RainCaster My deskMember, Beta Tester Posts: 56
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    I unplugged my Fing box 6 months ago and I don't miss it. Unifi manages my home network, while untangle is the firewall. It's all working wonderfully with my Linux clients.