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Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by turtlebay » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:04 am

https://itsfoss.com/nsas-encryption-alg ... community/

"Linux Kernel 4.17 saw the inclusion of NSA’s ‘controversial’ encryption algorithm Speck. Linux Kernel 4.18 will see Speck being available as a supported algorithm with fscrypt and not everyone is happy about it."
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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by turtlebay » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 am

When the moderators move a topic, PLEASE can they message the OP with the new location to save having to trawl through the whole forum?

Personally I would have thought that that was common courtesy but that seems to have no validity on the Mint forums of late!

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by karlchen » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:43 am

Hi, turtlebay.

Click on Quick links => Your posts. No searching around needed.

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by smurphos » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:45 pm

It's no big deal. It can be switched off at kernel compile time and I suspect the vast majority of distros will do just that. It's a lightweight encryption algorithm and is in the kernel specifically fior very low end mobile devices that can't support more mainstream and robust encryption methods.

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by MrEen » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:14 pm

turtlebay wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 am
Personally I would have thought that that was common courtesy but that seems to have no validity on the Mint forums of late!
You're quite right.
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It seems common courtesy has gone out the window. :roll:

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by turtlebay » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:39 pm

My point was, if it's shifted, why is it too difficult to tell the OP where you've shifted it?

Anyway, no problem, I'm sick of Mint anyway, it's getting too much like MS Windows. Quote " you MUST use Cinnamon now' (LMDE3), and 32bit distros no longer issued despite Debian and other bases keeping them going!
I'm not a rich man and cannot afford a brand new computer every year to keep up with ever more resource-hungry Linux distros that you lot produce.

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by gm10 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:48 pm

So not only do you create work for the volunteers by posting in the wrong section, on top of that you're complaining that they should do even more work by sending you a message about it?

Seeing your post one up I'm glad they didn't waste that time with that.

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by MrEen » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:21 pm

I honestly don't know where you're getting your information from. Every version, including LMDE, has a 32-bit spin. See Releases.
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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by MintBean » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:22 pm

turtlebay wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:39 pm
My point was, if it's shifted, why is it too difficult to tell the OP where you've shifted it?
Why's it too difficult to post in the correct forum to start with? The moderators have a lot to do without sending a load of personal messages to everyone who they have to pick up after.

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by jimallyn » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 pm

turtlebay wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 am
When the moderators move a topic, PLEASE can they message the OP with the new location to save having to trawl through the whole forum?
I rarely pay any attention whatsoever to which section of the forums I'm in, the big exception being, of course, when I'm posting something. I want my posts to be in the forums section most related to whatever I want to post about. But other than that, I just look at the subject lines to see if it's something I might be able to help with, or might learn something from, or whatever. If somebody were to move one of my posts, I probably wouldn't even notice.
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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by Rosko » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 pm

turtlebay wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:39 pm
... and 32bit distros no longer issued despite Debian and other bases keeping them going!
https://linuxmint.com/download.php

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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by lsemmens » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 am

Is this supposed to be a whinge about mods doing their job, or are you seriously concerned about the inclusion of "Speck" in the Linux kernel, turtlebay? As the linked article has said it is unlikely to ever be a major issue with any of the kernels and will unlikely ever get past compile time anyway.
Anyway, no problem, I'm sick of Mint anyway, it's getting too much like MS Windows. you MUST use Cinnamon now' (LMDE3), and 32bit distros no longer issued despite Debian and other bases keeping them going!
I'm not a rich man and cannot afford a brand new computer every year to keep up with ever more resource-hungry Linux distros that you lot produce.
I happen to be running Cinnamon on machines that were new 10 years ago so you argument has little merit. There are certainly other desktop environments that are not as taxing on low end hardware.
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Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

Post by Valsodar » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:13 pm

turtlebay wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:39 pm
why is it too difficult to tell the OP where you've shifted it?

I'm not a rich man and cannot afford a brand new computer every year to keep up with ever more resource-hungry Linux distros that you lot produce.
Why is it too difficult for the OP to click once on his name in the upper right corner and once more on "Display all posts" which will show him the topic he posted? Maybe the OP was raised in a pot and clicking twice is considered "heavy lifting"?

I'm not a rich man either and yet I managed to put together quite a decent computer that can run anything for just $500 which includes the ATX case. It all depends on how you choose the stores you're shopping from.
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