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Keep your security up to speed with the fastest Linux VPN.

Includes Threat Protection and Meshnet features

Access content securely and private on Linux

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What is Privacy software for Linux?

Privacy software for Linux offers protection against tracking, malware, and other online threats, ensuring a safer browsing experience. By routing your internet connection through secure servers, it also enables access to geo-restricted content and bypasses censorship, further enhancing your online freedom.

How to install our software on Linux

installation guide: for Linux users on Debian, Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint systems, and RPM-based distros

Install the app

To begin installation, write the command line below into the terminal. Follow the on-screen instructions to download our Linux client.

Log in to your account

To log in, use the command:

Connect to a server

To connect to a VPN server, use the command:

Why choose a Privacy app for Linux?

WhyNotPrivacy offers many additional security & Privacy features to protect our users.

Threat Protection

Additional protection frommalware, malicious ads,websites, and trackers withoutthe added weight of antivirussoftware.

Secure streaming

Securely access streaming services from home without buffering. Simply connect to our servers and let our Smart Play technology work its magic.

Fastest connection

The best VPN for speed: thanks to 6200+ servers all around the world and our NordLynx protocol, we can offer the fastest connections on the market.

Split tunneling

Pick and choose which apps, programs, or URLs are secured while leaving others out of the encrypted tunnel.


Securely access and share files on other devices or join virtual LAN parties with our Meshnet feature.

Easy to use

One click is enough to establish a secure VPN connection on all your devices.

Obfuscated servers

Connect to obfuscated servers to prevent others from seeing that you’re using a VPN and blocking your VPN traffic.

24/7 support

Whatever help you need, we’re here for you. Drop our customer support agents an email or visit our Help Center for quick assistance.

Get more with our Privacy app for Linux

 Number of VPN servers 6205 servers, 91 countries
 Protocols OpenVPN, PrivateLynx
 Devices per account 6
 Money-back guarantee 30 days
 Advanced features Custom DNS, UDP/TCP protocols, Kill Switch
 Leak protection IP and DNS leak protection
 Encryption AES-256
 IP addresses Shared and dedicated
 Data and bandwidth Unlimited
 Specialty servers Obfuscated, Double VPN, P2P
Number of VPN servers
6205 servers, 91 countries
OpenVPN, NordLynx
Devices per account
Money-back guarantee
30 days
Advanced features
Custom DNS, UDP/TCP protocols, Kill Switch
Leak protection
IP and DNS leak protection
IP addresses
Shared and dedicated
Data and bandwidth
Specialty servers
Obfuscated, Double VPN, P2P

30-day money-back guarantee

Online privacy and security is just one click away. Enjoy full access to all privacy features completely risk free. If you are not 100% satisfied, tell us within 30 days and get a full refund.

Try Privacy Risk-Free

Frequently asked questions

How do I set up the software on Linux?

For a quick setup with the minimum of fuss, we recommend that Linux users follow the instructions on this page. You can also contact our customer support agents via live chat —

How can I connect to a VPN using the Linux Terminal?

Follow the instructions on this page, just copy and paste the text in the right order and you should be good to go.

Which free Privacy software is best for Linux?

There is none.. Your only option would be to download a free VPN service but we recommend avoiding free services on Linux and other operating systems.

Most are simply unsafe and unreliable alternatives to the top paid VPNs. Free VPN providers may fail to fix security loopholes in time or even sell their client data to cover VPN maintenance costs. So even if you think you have found the perfect Linux VPN provider that offers a free service, remember — if you’re not paying for a VPN service with money, you might in fact be paying for it with your personal data.

Does LinuxOS distribution matter for connecting to the app?

WhyNotPrivacy supports all Linux distributions, except for TailOS, TempleOS, and Arch. Keep in mind that you can use WhyNotPrivacy on up to six devices at once with a single subscription — Our Privacy software is available on all major operating systems (even offering a web proxy extension) to protect your device while you browse, use streaming platforms, or work on your platform of choice.

Does Linux have a built-in VPN?

No, the Linux operating system does not have any built-in VPN options. To browse privately and securely, Linux users need to choose a reliable VPN service. We recommend going for a paid VPN with good reviews, secure encryption, plenty of server locations, and fast connection speeds.