metatrader 5 on linux

Meta trader 5 on Linux is possible; unlike the popular belief that it is meant just for windows. Many traders are so used to windows that they think little of other OS. However, there are other OS out there and it is practically impossible to avoid them. You might have to use a strange PC with Linux OS for a while probably because your PC is not available; how will you run your trade? In situations like this, if you do not know that you can run trades with your metatrader 5 on a Linux OS, you may lose out on the market.


Linux is an OS known for its popularity and usage in open source. As an OS, it forms the foundation of all other software in a system, effectuating the orders from all the software to the hardware of a system in order to yield an input. This means that a Linux based computer cannot run without a Linux OS. It cannot be uses in any way at all until the OS is installed in it. The same goes for the software applications; say a forex trading app for instance; it functionality cannot function on a system with no OS.


Linux may be one of the well known OS there is, but it is not the only OS out there. Some of which include

  • Macintosh

  • Windows

  • Xenix

  • Android

  • Solaris

As these OS are different, so are their features. One of the basic features between Linux and other OS is this; they do not all allow the proper functionality of the same type of programs. A program may function very well in a Linux but may not function at all in windows. The reason for this is that developers consider what OS they want their program to run on while developing them. If they want it to be compatible with Linux based systems, they inculcate that in the unique codes for developing Linux programs.


Metatrader 5 is an institutional multi asset trading platform which offers a huge range of trading possibilities and tools. Generally, metatrader 5, like all other metatrader platforms, are known to be user friendly and very popular as a result. Another feature that made metatrader a first choice among investors is the fact that it runs on all the major OS there is, including Linux. At the metatrader company (MetaQuotes software corp.), app developer took their time to develop the same metatrader 5 app for different OS, making it easier for users to download whichever that is suitable with their OS.


It is beneficial to be able to trade the popular metatrader 5 on Linux, or any OS for that matter. It brings with it the freedom and flexibility that is much needed in the forex market for optimal performance.

The content of this article reflects the author’s opinion and does not necessarily reflect the official position of LiteForex. The material published on this page is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as the provision of investment advice for the purposes of Directive 2004/39/EC.

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