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August 16, 2011 1:34 PM Subscribe
Persistent Linux Live USBs- I want to be be able to plug in at will, to do basic stuff. I want to hear from folks who have used them.
posted by yeloson to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Here's what I want. I want to have a Live USB, that I can plug into laptops or desktops of various friends, let me browse, check my email, and has a GUI. Bonus points if I can play music.
- Fast. I don't want to spend 10 minutes waiting for it to set up.
- Persistency. I'm probably not going to add a lot of applications, but I do want them to stay.
- Can work with multiple systems- from netbooks to desktops.
I've got a few possibilities lined up: Puppy, Damn Small Linux, Tiny Core, Bodhi, but I'd like to know some pros and cons from folks who have actually used these as Live USB OS's and what your experiences are.
I can't afford a laptop, but I figured this would be a good way to have something portable I could use. And being able to help friends' rescue files if their machines get jacked up is also a plus.