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zoloto (586738) writes "Version 2.0 of the popular encryption software GnuPG was released at 12:27 CET. Best part is you can install GnuPG 1.4.5 and 2.0 side by side. From the announcement:
The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data, create digital signatures, help authenticating using Secure Shell and to provide a framework for public key cryptography. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards.
GnuPG-2 has a different architecture than GnuPG-1 (e.g. 1.4.5) in that it splits up functionality into several modules. However, both versions may be installed alongside without any conflict. In fact, the gpg version from GnuPG-1 is able to make use of the gpg-agent as included in GnuPG-2 and allows for seamless passphrase caching. The advantage of GnuPG-1 is its smaller size and the lack of dependency on other modules at run and build time. We will keep maintaining GnuPG-1 versions because they are very useful for small systems and for server based applications requiring only OpenPGP support.
GnuPG is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). GnuPG-2 works best on GNU/Linux or *BSD systems. Other POSIX compliant systems are also supported but have not yet been tested very well."