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Ubuntu 8.10 - A Positive Evolution

Oct 30, 2008, 21:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adrian Nowak)

[ Thanks to michuk for this link. ]

"The guest account helps to prevent the risk, and limit the functionality of the system to the minimum for temporary users. The restrictions are really strong as the guest has almost no rights. What is interesting, the guest account is not able to save any files on the hard drive permanently, as the guest account is tempory, and is fully erased after logging out.

"Encryption of home directory

"Another interesting function which positively influences the safety of the system is the encryption of the home directory. Only the specific user gains access to this folder. It is a long awaited function. One does not need to install TrueCrypt any more, however the inbuilt ciphering functions will not satisfy all the privacy freaks :)"

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