Linux GUI VPN clients

Anyone used native VPN clients from a VPN provider?

On Linux there is always possible to connect to any VPN provider with OpenVPN, but you would need a configuration for each server they offer, which could become tedious to maintain.

I have been using CyberGhost in Windows a little. I liked their VPN application, but they did not offer a native application for Linux. They do have some guides how to use their VPN service on Linux with OpenVPN.

Private Internet Access VPN provider does offer a native Linux client for “Ubuntu”.
ExpressVPN also has a native Linux client for Fedora, which might work on OpenSUSE. Though it seems to be command line.
VPN Unlimited has a native Linux client, and it does seem to be a full fledged GUI for Debian/Ubuntu.
Mullvad has a native Linux client for Ubuntu. Don’t know if its GUI or CLI.

Anyone have experience with any of these VPN clients?

I’m a current user of Private Internet Access. I used their installer on *buntu and it worked well, except that it doesn’t play well with encrypted home directories. So keep that in mind. I’ve not used their OpenVPN instructions in openSUSE yet. PIA works VERY well on Windows.

CyberGhost (which I now subscribe to) has different servers for various purposes. Without a GUI this is difficult to manage with OpenVPN configuration files. Though CyberGhost application is nice.

  • Surf Anonymously
  • Unblock Streaming Websites
  • Protect my Internet / WiFi Connection
  • Torrent Anonymously
  • Unblock Basic Websites
  • Choose My VPN server
    ** CyberGhost VPN lets you choose the exact server you want to use from over 650 servers in more than 30 countries.

Though there seems to be more or less alternatives for Linux and KDE.
kvpnc | GUI Front-End for various VPN clients
NetworkManager-openvpn | NetworkManager VPN support for OpenVPN
As I do not use NetworkManager I took a look at Kvpnc. It was not nice and definitely not intuitive.

I also found something called Connections in KDE which I could use to set up new connections with OpenVPN.

For Streaming Netflix the CyberGhost VPN client chooses the best server which will still work with unblocking Netflix. This must be a tedious work to do manually when all you want is to just start streaming.


I would recommend Airvpn for a nice GUI client/app named Eddie and it works for both windows and Unix like environment. It does not have a lot of servers unlike other vpn providers but you can have a look at it. For the mobile app it just uses the openvpn app. Hope that helps.