ChatGPT is now available as a Linux laptop or desktop, but it’s still early days and some things may not work as you might expect.
The AI tool capable of back-and-forth conversations and highlighting information that would otherwise take a long time to find online was launched in a public preview format in November 2022, and has seen a surge in popularity.
It has also already amassed millions of users, to the point where many of them have reported being unavailable due to the service reaching capacity.
ChatGPT on Linux
As long as you have an account, and ChatGPT is not at full capacity, Linux users will now be able to use the tool directly from their desktop as an add-on, making it even easier to access.
This is made possible by a Gnome extension created by Rafal Mioduszewski, but its developer has also said that there may be a workaround for KDE users as well.
However, there are some caveats, as the extension only works properly with Xorg, leaving Wayland out of discussion until a solution is proposed.
Mioduszewski also noted that mouse navigation is still buggy, leaving users having to navigate with the keyboard for a better experience, though this may not be much of an issue for some Linux users who prefer this method.
The files for enabling the extension are available at Mioduszewki’s Github repository (Opens in a new tab)After proper setup and reboot, users will be able to access the powerful AI tool right from their desktop.
As far as ChatGPT goes, while it remains free, OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman has already suggested a pro version that users might pay for the privilege.
via Tom’s Hardware (Opens in a new tab)