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Old 10. Dec 2011, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you Linux experts tell me if this is something worth trying? LinuxLive USB
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Old 11. Dec 2011, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you Linux experts tell me if this is something worth trying? LinuxLive USB
I'm by no way an expert But I have been booting Puppy Linux off a USB drive for a couple of years now. This is as close to a computer on a stick as you can get although there is development being done on a USB drive with its own CPU (topic for another day)

Anyway Its worth it if you want to carry around an operating system thats setup the way you like. Puppy Linux is a little more than 100 MB installed on a USB drive and has lots of small pre- installed apps but also includes Firefox. Other applications can be installed via its software manager.

Another feature that I really like is the ability to run in persistent mode. Persistent mode explained
Basically it allows you to save your changes back to your USB drive. I have always used PendriveLinux as a guide for installing Linux on a thumb drive. They offer their Universal USB Installer that can be used to create a bootable Linux OS on your USB drive from windows it also links to UNetbootin. Of course there are other sites as the one you linked to for help in this area.

Lastly there are lots of tips that help to explain the whole process. There are other Linux distro's you can boot off a USB drive and they are also listed on PendriveLinux.

Hope this helps

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Old 15. Dec 2011, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wdhpr, that is interesting .. I have down loaded puppy and yes as you suggest it has great potential on a usb ... thanks
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