[xubuntu-users] 18.04.1 Point Release Testing

chris chris352011 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 17:22:48 UTC 2018

On 04/08/18 01:52, Victor Forberger wrote:
> On Aug 2, 2018, at 8:59 PM, chris <chris352011 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:chris352011 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 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.

+1  The devs have lost there way.  Linux lite seems to be a usable 
alternative though.
da kiwi

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