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The lubuntu manual currently links to on downloading the image but this recommends sha256 while we provides md5 sums having multiple different hash functions when first install just introduces new layers of complexity. A new user has a high likelyhood of never hearing of a cryptographic hash function and having mulitple different ones just makes things more complicated. Sure md5 is less computationally intesive but 1 we refocused 2 will take longer to grok md5 and sha256 both do the same thing vs cpu cycles. So both the website and manual will need to be updated.

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lynorian created this task.Nov 27 2018, 4:04 PM
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