Connecting directly to PenguinVPN in Ubuntu 17.10

We have a video demonstrating configuration and a video demonstrating how to connect. These directions apply to at least Ubuntu 17.10 and may be largely applicable to other similar distributions running a recent version of GNOME:

1. Open the Ubuntu Software Center
2. In the top left click on the Ubuntu Software drop down menu and select Software & Updates
3. Check the box that says Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe)
4. Click the Close button
5. You will need to click when prompted a button called Reload in order to get the latest information on available software: "The information about available software is out-of-date"
6. Close out of the Ubuntu Software Center
7. Click 'Activities' in the top left corner. This will bring up a search box.
8. Search for and then open terminal
9. Type the following commands and hit enter:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-vpnc

Enter your login password and hit y when prompted

10. Next run the following command to download and extract the PenguinVPN configuration files:

wget xf penguinvpn-desktop-configuration-files.tar.gz

11. In the top right corner click on the network applet
12. Click on the VPN Off menu > VPN Settings
13. Click the + icon next to VPN and Import from file...
14. From the penguinvpn-desktop-configuration-files folder downloaded and extracted earlier select GERMANY-TCP.ovpn
15. At this point you need to enter your PenguinVPN user name and password
16. It is also recommended that you change from to as will rotate amongst several different servers. In spite of the name which country your connection is tunnelled through will in part depend on which servers have sufficient bandwidth.