Red Hat's Fedora 9 Linux Now Runs Off USB Keys

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu May 15 22:44:31 UTC 2008


"Creating a portable Linux desktop, according to Fedora project leader 
Paul Frields, opens up new opportunities for "low-heat producing, 
low-power consuming mobile devices..." that run off a comfortably on a 
2GB USB drive. Another idea would be to install public kiosks in school 
or Starbucks where users can boot off their own Linux OS with all the 
familiar applications on a thumbdrive. Unfortunately, large footprint 
apps like OpenOffice and multi-language support, are off limits to this 
approach, but users can still combine small apps like AbitWord, email, 
calender & browser without taking too much memory. "


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