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Run linux or at least Open Office from a jump drive?
looking for portability

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Msg#: 3019812 posted 5:51 am on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Any one heard of a linix distro that would let me run it from a jump drive (removable usb drive 250 MB)?

Failing that could I run Open Office from a Jump Drive?



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Msg#: 3019812 posted 2:45 pm on Aug 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

i use DSL(Damn Small Linux), which is based on the Knoppix distribution..


it's about 50Mb and allows you to either boot Linux in a virtual environment from within Windows, or boot directly from the usb key/thumb drive

in addition, i recommend using True Crypt (http://www.truecrypt.org/) and make a portion of your USB key into a secure partition. True Crypt also has the ability to automatically load the drivers when you insert the USB key so that you can moutn your secure partitions from any computer :-)

for additional software for your USB key, check portableapps.com

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