[xubuntu-users] 18.04.1 Point Release Testing

chris chris352011 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 00:59:54 UTC 2018


On 03/08/18 12:01, Art wrote:
> I read in horror the news about 18.04.1! I cannot believe they have
> canned the ability to encrypt the home folder, providing only 'full
> disk' encryption as an alternative.
> 
> I won't use any linux variant if the ability to provide a worthy and
> appropriate means of encryption isn't provided.
> 
> When one encrypts the entire disk, the processor load soars and my
> somewhat oldish hardware in my current punchbox will fall flat on its
> face. Under the old 18.04, with a fully loaded installation and an
> encrypted home folder, I boot in 12 seconds and shut down in 8 seconds.
> And, this is with an aging I5 processor, second generation on an old
> Lenovo M91P SFF computer that I paid $65 for 3 years ago.
> 
> If the entire disk is encrypted (per the current release), the
> performance will take a severe hit and I do not want to buy new
> hardware. I'm not so sure why those on this list haven't commented about
> this before now.
> 
> I am planning to downgrade (back to 16.04), and hang on for a workable
> encryption solution. If this full disk encryption plan isn't improved,
> my Linux use will end when support for 16.04 does. I am very disappointed.
> 
> Rather than calling the existing home folder encryption software
> 'buggy', how about writing software that isn't buggy instead? Encrypting
> the entire disk is insane, IMHO.
> 
> I'm also a little curious why this bomb has been dropped with little or
> no advance warning to the community.....maybe I am not subscribed to the
> proper mailing list-please suggest which lists I should subscribe to in
> order to be aware of these types of changes before they happen.
> 
> And, finally, TY to all who run this list and support the linux
> movement...I'm sure that isn't heard nearly as often as it should be!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Art

I agree, 18.04 is basically unusable.




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