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Don’t want to manage the VPN setup manually? Download the NordVPN app for Linux, where all you need to do is install the app, log in, and pick the server you want.

Linux is often chosen as a primary operating system by users who consider their privacy and security essential. It comes in multiple variations, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian, which all have a reputation for being significantly more secure than their commercial rivals. They are also much less likely to send large amounts of users’ personal data back to their parent companies.

This makes Linux a great choice for users conscious about security and privacy, especially when coupled with a reliable VPN service for secure Internet traffic.

These VPN tutorials offer useful guidelines for getting started using NordVPN on a Linux computer. You can also access setup guidelines for other platforms (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and more) here.


This tutorial demonstrates several methods to set up the OpenVPN protocol on a Linux computer. It’s a mature, secure and robust open-source protocol, which works with a wide variety of cryptographic algorithms. We use OpenVPN in NordVPN apps for other operating systems, as it is considered to be one of the best protocols in the industry.


PPTP is one of the oldest encryption protocols. It runs on multiple operating systems and is quite easy to configure. However, most protocols that came into existence later are a lot more secure than PPTP. We recommend using it only when security is not the primary issue or where legacy support is needed. In general cases, OpenVPN is a much better choice.