The next version of Pop! _OS Linux will have disk encryption in the installer

Pop! _OS Linux

There are many distributions based on Ubuntu, but only one is making a lot of noise on the blogs and websites of the Gnu / Linux world. This distribution is called Pop! _OS Linux. Pop! _OS Linux is a distribution created by System76, a company dedicated to the production and sale of computers.

The distribution of System76 is gradually achieving independence from Ubuntu and although there is still a lot to do with it, each time it has interesting options that other official Ubuntu flavors do not have.

Following the Ubuntu 17.10 controversy, the System76 team warned that a Pop! _OS Linux was not the same and had overcome the Lenovo bug. And now, System76 advises that the next version of Pop! _OS Linux will have a new installer that will allow disk encryption on and after installation.

For that, System76 is working with Daniel Foré, one of the Elementary OS developers, to change and improve the distribution installer. The intention of this change is that System76 wants to save costs and problems for its customers who ask for an encrypted and secure computer. Until now, their customers either reinstalled the distribution or asked System76 to make the changes for them. With the new version of Pop! _OS Linux, the user will receive a key and the encrypted hard disk, something that they can change later if they wish.

The next version of Pop! _OS Linux will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which means you will have X.Org as your graphical server and also Gnome as your default desktop. Elements that will be accompanied by updated software, a modern kernel with certain bugs overcome and the necessary optimization to work very well on System76 computers. If you are interested in this distribution, whether or not you are System76 customers, you can get the installation image in this link.


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