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Tip! - The Windscribe VPN now has a Linux App
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:37:58 am »
The Windscribe VPN, which has a free basic version, now has an App for Linux. :-)
It is Beta and is command line based, but seems to work well.

Previously Windscribe had a free App for the Windows OS, but for Linux you had to pay for the Pro version of Windscribe, to be able to use it with Linux.

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Re: Tip! - The Windscribe VPN now has a Linux App
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 12:34:31 pm »
Anything special about Windscribe?
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Re: Tip! - The Windscribe VPN now has a Linux App
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 01:49:45 pm »
The basic App are free!
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Re: Tip! - The Windscribe VPN now has a Linux App
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 02:53:21 pm »
Cool! Note that many VPNs offer PPTP settings which you can configure in Network Manager if they don't offer a Linux specific-app. It takes a bit more work, maybe a lot more work depending on how many locations you want to connect to, but it's passable. I used to do this Private Internet Access when I couldn't get their Ubuntu client to work properly. Now it seems to be fine.
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Re: Tip! - The Windscribe VPN now has a Linux App
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 01:28:44 am »
I will definitely follow up on that - as you know, getting past a router in front of another router has been an unsolvable problem thus far, though I have yet to attempt to set up a routing table to redirect ports to unused members of the 1st 1024. I believe a combination of the two might solve the problem, at least in my head (and of course it works gangbusters at my house...)

Thanks!