No Linux support yet?

I agree. I solved my problem using WMVare Workstation that alows more graphic card ram. I’m looking for solution using another GPU that I would install into my machine just for Zwift. We will see. Anything but dual boot.

+1 for linux. Lutris isn’t reliable

+1 for linux support

+1 for linux support. Considering there’s already a macOS version, the port wouldn’t be too complicated.

Yes but the percentage of people that would use a Linux version isn’t worth the development time.


Do you have data that we don’t?
What is your estimate of the % of Linux users?

This thread started in 2008 and only has 105 votes.

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From Wikipedia

For desktop and laptop computers, Microsoft’s Windows is the most used at 69%, followed by Apple’s macOS at 17%, and Google’s [ChromeOS] at 3.2% (in the US up to 8.0%), and desktop Linux at 2.9%.

So yes there you have it. 2.9%

Factor in iOS & Android and that 2.9% shrinks even further.

I suspect there’d be more demand to run it on games consoles than Linux if the option was there.

So I’m afraid you’ve no hope of seeing a dedicated Linux version.

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Well that’s not a very accurate way of seeing how many people would run Zwift natively in Linux.

Then again, being both Linux and macOS Unix based, porting it to Linux wouldn’t be too hard, nor pushing updates would be.

Even if they don’t want to port it completely, the could assist the community in having it run with Wine, by providing the Wine team with the relevant resources for the emulation.

There are tons of ways the Zwift team could help. Do they want to? No.

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You asked for data, i gave you data. It shows that Linux really is a minority operating system with only a tiny market share.

It’s not that they don’t care, more that they recognise time spent trying to service a minority of potential users is wasted and it’s more efficient to develop existing operating systems.

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Seriously, the venn diagram overlap of Linux users and Zwifters must be tiny. I mean, does this shout “ZWIFTER” to you?


You assume Zwift don’t want to make money, if there’s a easy demographic Zwift would jump on it in a heartbeat.


+1 user running Zwift in Linux here.

Maybe a good solution for the Linux users (maybe to macOS as well) is to make Zwift available on Steam, I’m not sure if it would be easier.

The number of games that are running on Linux there, has increased drastically over the last years, so I’m just guessing that it’s become easier to running something on Linux through Steam.


VMWare workstation doesn’t have gpu passthrough - you would need some kind of bare metal esxi virtualization for that.

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That’s why I don’t have a trainer yet. I’m not installing the virus just to ride. Sadly I now see chromebook is also not supported. I might try it on a VM

Have you tried… (I have not but it’s still getting updates by @Kim_Eik)

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I would definitely appreciate Linux support.

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there is Linux support, for the Android distro.
Love Unix based OSs, but there is the issue, which distro’s should Zwift support, with the cost being a slow down in development caused by supporting more platforms.

Which other Linux Distro do you want supported ? As there are a few out there…

edited for typo

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If they release a Flatpak package, then it would enable support for all Linux distros. In this day and age, there is no need to pick a distro to support.

But the market share is so small for it to not make sense. Given the recent reductions in staff i can only say that Linux support will never happen.