PPTP VPN on Linux. Spotify on Linux. VPN on Android

What is VPN (source: Wikipedia)

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.

VPN on Linux Mint

Just follow the screenshots –


under the VPN tab you specify the server details.

( Free Servers are available at http://www.vpnbook.com/#pricing )



For troubleshooting:

$ tail -f /var/log/syslog



Additionally …


Install Spotify on Linux


(Works just great! Much better than using WINE to make it work!)Image


Use Extended Google Play (+install Spotify application) on Android

Recently Google Books have been launched on Google Play in India.


(Running OpenVPN in this snapshot; You might not be able to buy a lot of stuff. I haven’t tried!)

Make sure you connect to a US VPN server when you register for Spotify & the Spotify Radio shall be available for you.

Switch accounts on Google Play. And you would finally see the world.


Run VPN on Android

Fairly straightforward.

Android Settings – Wireless and networks – VPN – Add VPN network



(Android SGS2 I9100G running ICS; Indian demographic)

2 thoughts on “PPTP VPN on Linux. Spotify on Linux. VPN on Android

  1. Ohh… it works Perfect!! Yayyyyy…. 🙂 🙂
    Your blog made it so simple for a novice like me…& then Thank You for The Help… \o/ (Lol doesn’t it look like a guy/girl asking for some??). 😀 😀
    Spotify is awesome :-* What else MuSiC LoVeRs like us can ask for?!! (Oh yeah I am listening to it even now #HoHey)
    Your way of writing is so fresh and witty… Loved it 🙂
    Keep Inducing The Awesome-ness \m/

    -The Loyal Follower

    • Dear Loyal Follower, I feel so privileged to have you 😀
      Thanks for the link to the MTV website too. I will check it out and give my feedback. Spotify is awesome as you can listen to any song on the planet.. and not just the top charts. Thanks for the praise. This tells me that I haven’t written any post in a long time. I think my firm is keeping me preoccupied. Hehe. Keep rocking and Stay awesome. I hope you enjoy Ubuntu as much as I do.
      & Yeah it does look like someone asking for help/or the eureka moment. LOL

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