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randysparks
June 20th, 2008, 10:38 AM
I think I'm right in saying that GPG is included with most major linuxes, such as Fedora, SUSE, Gentoo and so on? Installed out of the box?

kevdog
June 20th, 2008, 12:46 PM
I can only speak of Ubuntu in which gpg is installed. I'm not sure about gentoo. I believe it is contained in Fedora by default also.

tubbygweilo
June 20th, 2008, 03:15 PM
randysparks,
GnuPrivacyGuardHowto (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto) as used by Ubuntu plus Gnupg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnupg) and Pretty Good Privacy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy) as seen in Wikipedia.

Gnupg works right out of the box with Ubnuntu and I make use of it via the Enigmail extension for Mozilla ThunderBird mail system, from what I can gather gnupg (http://www.gnupg.org/) is open sourced hence it is included in the Ubuntu repositories. I think you may well be correct in assuming the the encryption function is included in most flavours of Linux right out of the box.

jw5801
June 20th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Suse, yes. Fedora, yes. Gentoo, only if you want. Gentoo you pick all the way through the install process what you want to install for everything. But yes, GPG is normally the encryption of choice for most open source projects.

Dr Small
June 20th, 2008, 03:58 PM
GPG is not installed on ArchLinux, as you have to install what you want. But I have it installed.

stimpack
June 20th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Even on mac osx. Only our Windows buddies have to install it.

randysparks
June 20th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Even on mac osx. Only our Windows buddies have to install it.

... because if Microsoft included it, they'd be called anti-competitive. Oh, the irony! :)

Thanks all -- these answers are what I was looking for.