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Encryption Tool for Ubuntu 10.04

Encrypting sensitive data is very essential these days.If you are sending very important(or sensitive) E-mail or if you want to digitally sign and secure your online communication then you will need a software or tool that will perform encryption/decryption,key management and other stuffs.

Encryption Software for Ubuntu 10.04
There are many softwares and tools available on the internet for encryption/decryption but here I am going to introduce you with two great Open Source and Free encryption Tool :

ubuntu encryption tool

1.GnuPG(GPG) : Command Line encryption tool for Ubuntu 10.04
GnuPG(GNU Privacy Guard) or GPG is an encryption tool developed under GNU project by implementing Open PGP standard.You can use GPG for encrypting and signing data or communication.GPG’s key management system is brilliant.You may feel scary when you think that it has no graphical interface i.e it is a command line tool,but its features and efficiency will force you to learn some commands(It is really simple) to work with it.It is open source and available free for Linux based operating system like Ubuntu 10.04 although A windows version of GPG Gpg4win is also available for windows users.It is installed by default in Ubuntu 10.04,otherwise you may use Synaptic Package Manager.

Important Features of GPG :

  • It can be used as a filter program.
  • It has support with DSA,AES,RSA,Blowfish,Twofish,3DES,CAST5,MD5,TIGER and many more.
  • It doesn’t use any patented algorithm.
  • A good substitute of PGP.
  • You can easily ad new algorithms by using extension modules.
  • It supports signature and key expiration dates.

More details on GPG’s features
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disk encryption tool for ubuntu 10.04

2.TrueCrypt : disk encryption tool with GUI
Truecrypt is an open source software(with graphical user interface) used for encrypting disk(hard disk,pendrive).
Features of Truecrypt : You can use TrueCrypt for creating virtual disk within a file that can be mounted as disk.You can also encrypt whole partition or storage media such as USB flash drive or hard disk.It supports AES-256,Twofish and others.It is available for all major platform i.e for Linux,Windows and MAC-OS.Encryption is automatic and transparent.For more details about its features you may like to go to its official website(Link is given below).

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project management software for ubuntu 10.04

A tool for project management

Now a days it isn’t so simple to manage project time,resources,scope,revenue,risk and cost if you are one of the serious project managers.That’s why many people like to use some tools or softwares for reducing the complexity of project management.

Taskjuggler :

Taskjuggler,is probably the best project management software for Ubuntu 10.04.In ubuntu 10.04 you can install it in single click.Just go to software center and see the softwares in Office section.Then click install.You can also install it fr0m synaptic package manager or by manually downloading fr0m its official site(Link is given at bottom of this post).

Why Use Taskjuggler :

Because it is modern and powerful software for project management.It covers all the steps of project management fr0m scratch to end of the project.It works as an optimising sheduler which will compute your project time lines and resource assignments based on the outline of the project and the restrictions you have declared.Specially it is excellent for modern management strategies like Aglie project management and extreme programming.

Top 10 Features of Taskjuggler
(1). It is open source and free to use.
(2). It is powerful and flexible.
(3). It has Built in templates to get you started.
(4). You can track your project in a simple way.
(5). Easy to use and simple graphical user interface.
(6). status reporting in an easy way
(7). It has support for multiple time zones.
(8). You can analyze profit and loss in few clicks.
(9). Shift working is also supported.
(10).You can also analyze the risk.

There are many other features of taskjuggler that you can find it on its official websites.
More Features of Taskjuggler
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