Originally Posted by metaschima
Scramdisk seems to be Linux-only, so I don't see how this will save truecrypt as the whole point of truecrypt was its cross-platform nature. I mean I use cryptsetup because I don't use Windoze, but people that do need something cross-platform.
It won't "save" truecrypt, but it's just one more of this kind of app that we have to choose from. Instead of being stuck with (just for example) 3 kinds of disk encryption software, we could have 4. Besides, the *nix users don't seem to have the same amount of choices that 'doze users have, so even if it's not cross-platform it's still good for at least one set group of users. Choice is Good
Besides, the majority of Windoze users are (just the everyday 'Joe' who surfs the 'net and e-mails etc), for the most part, willing to separate their wallets from any green inside them without too much thought about anything else because in the Windoze-centric world they're not exposed to that which most Linux and BSD and *nix users are. I was there from Win3.1 through W2K, then in 2000 when I switched over to Linux from absolute and pure frustration and anger, I repaired peoples' systems for two more years until the disgust with how most of them shouldn't have a computer in the first place got me so sick I quit doing that and haven't sat at a windoze computer since.
Not that *nix users *don't* spend money on apps, but I could say we're a good deal more frugal and more careful about the choices we make *and* I personally feel it's nice to see a new (or old) app come out and the dev(s) *want* it to be used by the masses *because* it's not just free but good for them in some way and liberating.
I'm not very good at explaining things as well as I'd like, with severe ADD I get to typing and being a two-finger typist the thoughts run through my head I want to put down but my fingers don't keep up and next thing I know I'm talking about a polar bear I saw in a movie or something, but I hope I got the gist of what I'm trying to say down.