> 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.
GPG is free software. PGP is not.
The source is completely open. PGP's is not. Or is it? Who knows?
GPG is OpenPGP compliant (RFC 2440). PGP is not.
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