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I would like to set up my network/internet connection to connect to a VPN so added security while online. I am using Ubuntu Linux 10.04. I have tried itshidden but it will either not stay connected or fail to connect all together. How do I go about doing this in plain english? Thank you for the help.

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If you already have a VPN provider:
System -> Preferences -> Network Connections -> Tab "VPN" -> Add

If not, try browsing through the Tor network.

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Tor does not magically encrypt all of your Internet activities. Understand what Tor does and does not do for you.

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I am trying to follow the instructions and I keep getting permissions issues. I am the one who set all this up, yet it will not let me change permissions as a user and I do not know enough about the command line to do this as root. Why cant this be simple through a GUI? –  user5978 Aug 25 '10 at 3:22
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As BloodPhilia says, you doit on

System -> Preferences -> Network Connections -> Tab "VPN" -> Add

But I used It's hidden for a while and they have really low priority for free accounts, I believe that if you pay for an account your connection will be more stable.

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