SF Gate: How to Keep E-Mail Private and The Word on Linux

“Q: I do a lot of e-mail correspondence that involves sensitive
corporate information. Is there any way to code my mail so that
only the person I’m sending it to can read it?

“A: What you need is PGP, a free encryption program that you can

“Q: I’ve been reading a lot about Linux, and I was under the
impression that there would soon be versions of it that would be
easy to install and use on my PC. Is that true, and which versions
are the best?

“A: Linux has come a long way in the couple of years since it
burst into the spotlight. But truth to tell, it still is a long way
from being an adequate alternative to Windows…”

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