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    German Government Linux Desktop
    Submitted by amu on Monday, June 28, 2004 – 13:28
    DebianDuring LinuxTag 2004 the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the company credativ unveiled the Linux Government Desktop. The Linux Goverment Desktop has been developed within the scope of the project ERPOSS which evaluates Open Source Software in government environments.

    Composed entirely of free software the distribution is available as a Live CD as well as an Install CD Edition. While it’s based on Debian Stable (Woody) the CD contains KDE 3.2.2, Mozilla and a special themed version of OpenOffice 1.1.1 which integrates seamlessly with KDE.

    One of the highlights brought by the Government Desktop is the fact that it saves the whole data on encrypted filesystems. Furthermore KMail is preconfigured to send and receive encrypted e-mail (GnuPG and S/MIME) and to make use of all kinds of authority certificates. The package is completed by integrated spam and virus protection and a
    preconfigured Personal Firewall.

    The Live CD enables the user to run the Linux Operating System without installing anything. Alternatively, the Install CD provides ways to circumvent tedious and long winded installation procedures.

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    Subject: Is there an English edition?
    Author: TekMate
    Date: Sunday, 2004/07/04 – 14:01
    I wouldn’t mind trying this out myself.
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    Subject: No English editiion yet
    Author: SFNative
    Date: Friday, 2004/07/09 – 14:22
    There’s not even a lang= boot option. Not yet anyway.
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    Author: tca
    Date: Tuesday, 2004/06/29 – 11:36
    Where can one get this LiveCD?
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    Subject: Download Site
    Author: l0l0
    Date: Tuesday, 2004/06/29 – 22:06
    http://source.rfc822.org/pub/local/erposs/

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