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#1 ocean77

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:43 AM

Not sure if this is the correct Forum to post in, but the video I watched mentioned Linux this is why I am posting here. I was wondering if anyone has heard or used Xtra PC Flashdrive. I am posting the article that came to me on FB. Thank you!         http://www.xtra-pc.com/


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:57 AM

Hi,

Someone mentioned it here recently. It's a reasonable deal IMO for people who want the support, but the concept is nothing new as most Linux distros can be installed to a USB stick and used on other computers.

That's what they don't advertise.

Installation to a USB is much the same as installation to an internal drive, it's just a matter of selecting the USB rather than the internal drive during installation.

EDIT: here's the thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/581672/xtra-pc/

Edited by Al1000, 16 July 2015 - 08:00 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:41 PM

 

It's a reasonable deal IMO for people who want the support, but the concept is nothing new as most Linux distros can be installed to a USB stick and used on other computers.

I agree.



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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:05 PM

i was the one who posted about it in an earlier topic. i had just seen the ad for it on TV and was commenting on how they could get away with  charging 20 bucks for a Linux loaded flash drive- they do say on their website that is is their own distro of linux and that it is not some version of Puppy Linux or something similar. i would like to take a look at it,but I am not paying 20 bucks for it when I can load linux on a flash drive for free-






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