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Comment: portable OS (Score 1) 122

by goathens (#24262725) Attached to: Mandriva Joins the Netbook Market With the GDium
It makes me think of this arch-based distro FaunOS which runs completely from USB flash.

The idea is that computers will become more and more ubiquitous. As folks upgrade, they will have more and more cast-off PCs/Laptops. For most people (non video/game enthusiasts), the minimum system requirements are not very high- meaning that all of those old systems can fulfill their needs. BUT, the time it takes to maintain each old computer will keep people from using them. The solution is that each person maintains their personal operating environment then carry it from computer to computer as necessary. All the computer needs to do is boot from USB (which is becoming more and more common)

Forget this specialized laptop idea- polish up a good general-purpose hardware-sensing environment that survives on USB flash drives and market that instead.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.