On Tue, Mar 28, 2000 at 09:34:44AM +0100, Burke, Gary : GIG IS&T mentioned:
> I'll plead ignorance on my part - I only heard mention of GPG for the first
> time yesterday (on slashdot, I think), and I'm wondering what it is. I
> gather it is encryption (that's not hard to work out), but what exactly is
> it? Is it something like a PGP V.2, or something completely new? What
> advantages has it over PGP? etc etc etc.
Gnu Privacy Guard is a re-implementation of PGP, done outside the US, so
it's exportable. It's a super-set of PGP - it supports more algorithms,
has a nicer front end for editing & signing keys, etc. Not much more than
PGP, but sufficent to convince me to make a change.
"The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person
the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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