Linux crypto killer apllication
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Thu May 15 15:30:29 CEST 2008
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John W. Moore III escribió:
> Faramir wrote:
>> provide a GUI for gpg are available for linux, but since it seems the
>> linux gpg branch is stronger than windows branch,
> Er... Upon what do You base this conclusion? GnuPG is equally "strong"
> on either platform. There is No Linux Branch & Windows Branch.
> Both the 1.4.x Branch & the 2.0.x Trunk will run on both Linux & Windows.
> JOHN :-\
> Timestamp: Thursday 15 May 2008, 08:36 --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Sorry, my message was not clear enough. When I first saw the GNUpg web
site, and searched for a binary download for windows, there was one, and
downloads for linux, there were a lot of different versions.
Now I went to the site again, and took a look at gpg 2.0.9. There is a
link to an external site that provides a GNUpg installer for windows...
but the most recent version available is 2.0.7 They also provide
instructions to make the installer (I figure that way people doesn't
have to wait to get an updated version), but they say it is better to
make it on a linux based system (or in a virtual machine with linux). So
it is easier for a linux user to get the updated version than for a
windows user. Finally, when I read the FAQs, the paths to files are
linux style, not windows style (but it is not a problem, since it is
easy to understand). Even some portable version of the software says
something like "for people who doesn't have a linux based machine at
their work and want to carry... from home" (not exactly those words,
since I don't remember where I saw it...).
For all those reasons, I *think* if we make a poll about what
operating system is using people in this list, linux would win... (maybe
I am wrong). Now, I don't say it IS that way, but that is the "feeling"
I got. And it is good to know a lot of people got rid of windows, even
if I have not been able to do that too.
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