System76 Wants to Offer Full Disk Encryption for Its Ubuntu-Based Pop!_OS Linux
System76, the computer reseller specialized in the sale of Linux-based notebook, desktop, and server computers, shared details on new installer work for the next release of Pop!_OS Linux.
It would appear that System76 is collaborating with elementary’s Daniel Foré on a new installer, which will offer full disk encryption support, for the next major release of their Ubuntu-Based Pop!_OS Linux distribution, which is coming this spring based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system.
“The work with elementary was focused on user experience around installation, drive partitioning, dual booting, and full disk encryption,” wrote one of System76’s engineers in the project’s latest weekly report. “Full disk encryption is seen as an important part of security and privacy and should be a default option.”