Make Your OS Even More Secure With the Best VPN for Linux

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  • Install our native Linux GUI app in a single click
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*Requires Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, or Arch.

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Most Linux VPNs only install or run via the command line. That’s fine for seasoned Linux pros, but not realistic for people more used to Windows or macOS. PIA’s native Linux GUI app installs in a single click.

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PIA VPN apps are 100% open source. All our app code is publicly available so anyone can audit, inspect, or verify it. We also use the best open-source VPN protocols OpenVPN and WireGuard®, so you know you’re getting a secure and trustworthy VPN.

How to Set UP PIA VPN on Your Linux Device

Step 1

Sign up for
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Step 2

Set up PIA on your Linux device

Step 3

Connect to a server

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PIA is compatible with: Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, and Arch

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No Logs Policy
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Complete Protection on All Devices

PIA has native apps for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS as well as Linux. Our VPN also works with routers, Chromebooks, consoles, and more. PIA gives you 10 simultaneous device connections on each subscription.



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No, although most Linux distributions have built-in support for OpenVPN, IPSec, and WireGuard®. You can use the network manager to configure your VPN connection using these protocols, but you still need a VPN service to connect to.

The quickest and easiest way to get a VPN on your Linux device is to install PIA. Our VPN comes with a one-click installer for our native Linux GUI app, so you don’t need to get your hands dirty in the command line.

It depends which VPN service you use. Some VPNs can be set up using the network manager tool, and others require you to execute commands in the terminal.

Setting up PIA is a piece of cake by comparison. Simply download the Linux VPN app from our website and run the installer. Then launch PIA, sign in, and connect to a server.

Free VPNs sound good at first, but you don’t have to scratch far below the surface to see why they’re a bad idea. It’s quite common for free VPNs to sell your usage data to cover their costs — which defeats most of the purpose of a VPN! Free VPNs are often too slow for streaming, gaming, or torrenting. Also, they may limit your data, which could mean being disconnected mid-movie or download.

By contrast, PIA is a fast, unlimited, and secure VPN, with a watertight No Logs policy that guarantees your privacy.

It depends on what you plan to use Linux for. Some distros are tailored toward specific security tasks, while others are built for more casual users. Generally speaking, all Linux distros are considered more secure than mainstream operating systems, but none of them have a VPN built in. That means you’ll still need a VPN if you want to hide your IP address and encrypt your internet data.

PIA works with the most popular Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Debian, Arch, Mint 19+, Fedora, and more. It’s also compatible with x86_64, ARM64, and ARMHF systems. We’re always working toward adding more Linux distros to the list.

OpenVPN is the default protocol, so unless you alter the settings after installing the VPN it will automatically use OpenVPN. You can easily change to WireGuard® under Settings in the app menu, as well as fine-tune the protocol settings to suit your needs.

PIA operates a strict No Logs policy. We never record or store your usage data, or share it with anyone — ever. Our secure VPN servers are RAM-only units, so all of your session data is fully wiped with each reboot. That means there isn’t any information to turn over if the authorities come knocking. PIA also provides regular transparency reports proving that our No Logs policy is airtight and proven in court.

PIA offers VPN apps for all major devices — both desktop and mobile. In addition to our Linux VPN app, we have native apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. You can also use our VPN on Smart TVs, gaming consoles, routers, or directly in your browser.

No. PIA represents incredible value for money, but if you’re not sure it’s for you, you can try our VPN risk-free with our 30-day money-back guarantee. We know you’ll love it, but in case you don’t, you can request a refund with no questions asked. Just contact our Customer Support via live chat or email to start the process.

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