Fruho is a free VPN manager for Linux

Fruho is a free and open source software (FOSS) that can help you easily setup virtual private network (VPN) and allows easy switching between VPN providers. VPN has become an protection layer for internet browsing now-a-days due to privacy control. Note that you need to have your VPN login credentials entered in the Fruho’s settings and you can easily switch between multiple service providers. Or you can connect to your own VPN server if you have one.

vpn manager for linux

Fruho supports some major VPN services including the completely free SecurityKISS. Complete list of VPN providers supported by this application is as follows:

  • VPN Book
  • Security KISS
  • Mullvad
  • HideIP VPN
  • Cactus VPN
  • VyprVPN
  • ibVPN
  • AirVPN
  • CyberGhost
  • custom (your own VPN server)

Fruho on Linux Mint
Fruho on Linux Mint

You can subscribe to any of these VPN providers, enter the login credentials in Fruho, and then import the settings into Fruho at a click of a button. You will see a new tab for each VPN service added. You can simply go to the tab and connect to the VPN service – it’s that simple.


Install Fruho VPN Manager in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Step 1: Download Fruho from their official website. You need to download the .deb file.

Step 2: DEB files can simply be double-clicked and installed on your computer – simple!

Step 3: Or for some reason if you prefer the command-line method like I do, launch the terminal and navigate to the ‘Downloads’ folder. I’m assuming all your downloads go there.

cd Downloads

Step 4: Use List command to see list of files in the ‘Downloads’ folder.

ls

Step 5: Use dpkg command to install the .deb file. Your file name may be different, if so, replace it.

sudo dpkg -i fruho_0.0.23_amd64.deb

That’s it. You can now launch Fruho from ‘Applications’.


Install Fruho VPN Manager in Fedora, Mandriva, and derivatives

Step 1: Download Fruho from their official website. You need to download the .rpm file.

Step 2: RPM files can simply be right-clicked and installed on your computer – simple!

Step 3: Or for some reason if you prefer the command-line method like I do, launch the terminal and navigate to the ‘Downloads’ folder. I’m assuming all your downloads go there.

cd Downloads

Step 4: Use List command to see list of files in the ‘Downloads’ folder.

ls

Step 5: Login as root.

su

Step 6: Use dnf command to install the .rpm file. Your file name may be different, if so, replace it.

dnf install fruho_0.0.23_amd64.rpm

That’s it. You can now launch Fruho from ‘Applications’.

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