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How to automatically import NordVPN servers

A week ago, I illustrated a simple way to connect to the NordVPN server using Network Manager. Today I will describe a more advanced solution to automatically import NordVPN configuration using a shell script.

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How to connect to NordVPN server using Network Manager

I am using NordVPN OpenVPN service to protect myself from prying eyes, especially now when the government defined insane data retention laws combined with unstable political situation. It is better to be safe than sorry, so I will illustrate the whole process using very simple step by step instructions.

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How to manage startup applications

It is quite easy to manage startup applications in Ubuntu Wily Werewolf even though this functionality is not integrated into system settings dashboard. Just follow these instructions to start applications after login.

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How to use classic Gnome shell instead of Unity desktop

There are cases where I prefer to install and use Gnome fallback mode (Gnome Flashback in recent system versions) instead of full-blown Unity desktop. I will give you simple instructions on how to change the default session manager.

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How to schedule system reboot

It is a short entry, but an useful one, as it is important to have a basic knowledge of how to schedule system reboot or power it down automatically at specified time.

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How to set CPU governor at system boot

Currently, I am playing with recent Ubuntu Wily Werewolf on my personal notebook. The first thing I did after system installation was to configure CPU governor and set it at system boot.