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Ubuntu 11.10 Home Encryption Performance @ Phoronix

Posted on Thursday, September 15 2011 @ 11:16:12 CEST by


Phoronix checked out the home encryption performance of Ubuntu 11.10, you can view the results over here.
With more and more of one's personal and professional lives being on the computer, encrypting and properly securing those computers -- particularly mobile devices -- is incredibly important. Sadly, it's not often thought about until it's too late. It has become relatively easy to protect your personal data on Ubuntu Linux with home directory encryption support being just a checkbox-away within the installer or even full-disk LVM encryption when using Ubuntu's alternate installer. Previous tests of Ubuntu disk encryption performance have shown there is some penalty in disk-centric workloads, but the benefits are certainly worth it. In this article is a look at the Ubuntu home encryption performance under Ubuntu 11.10 with both old and new laptops.




 



 

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