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Is there some way to import the settings of an OpenVPN client into the built-in VPN client in Mountain Lion? Or am I comparing apples to oranges?

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As of today, OS X does not support OpenVPN in the built-in "Network Manager".

Out-of-the-box OS X only supports:

However, you can use the following third-party OpenVPN clients in OS X:

I can confirm that both Shimo and Viscosity support the import of .ovpnprofiles.

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Tunnelblick does too. I've distributed .ovpn profiles in the past to users. –  Jason Salaz Sep 26 '12 at 12:37

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