"'YDL on a Stick' is a compact and portable alternative to a full installation," states Owen Stampflee, Fixstars Linux Product Manager. "Since everything runs from the USB drive, 'YDL on a Stick' is ideal for users who want to try out Linux without sacrificing space or having to back up or reformat their PS3."
"YDL on a Stick" is now shipping from us.fixstars.com/store/"
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...it could require a fairly heavy overhaul for modern browsers.
That's absolutely correct. I'm currently working on a web application at the corporation I work for. It's been so badly coded (long before I arrived) that making it compatible with IE7 (not to mention Firefox or any other browsers) would be a nightmare that would probably take our development team a year to complete. And I'm not certain I entirely agree with you on the interface point. I think major interface changes between versions of a program are huge deterrents to upgrading for many people.