Thanks for taking time to answer, hunterthomson. Unfortunately, I am not in control of the PPTP-vpn server, so I'll have to live with it. I will solve this issue by installing openWRT in VirtualBox, and play around with my routing tables. But out of curiosity, I still do not understand why setting up two tunnels at the same time is not possible.
Well, I hadn't thought about the convenience of the VM as far as multitasking is concerned, but I don't expect to be doing that a whole lot so I think dual boot might be the way to go (I can always change it if I find myself rebooting all the time, right).
The same way that “ease of use” usually equates to less flexibility, “convenience” is nearly always synonymous with less privacy. And, YouTube nowadays is very, very convenient, if you catch my drift. So, if you just want to share a video and not all of your personal data, or you want to avoid rude users from commenting on your kids’ videos, MediaGoblin is what you need.
A friend has a local gas station/convenience store. He has a security system in place that records video. He has tried moving the video files to his Ubuntu PC to gain more space on the security system and to review them.