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    Anybody out there used one of THESE things?

    Just wondered if one might come in handy?
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    Much cheaper to go to your nearest paddock and scoop up some BS.

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    Load of BS. Possibly from Terry's paddock.
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    If you watch the Video, its a waste of your money!!*

    You can do the exact same thing for nothing. Did a bit of googling- All it*consists of is a modified version of Lubuntu, that is on a bootable USB drive. Minimum requirements and no extra applications.

    There used to be a few motherboards about you could*boot using (cant rember the name now) but it was like a fast*boot, a OS embedded in the board. Basically booted into the OS in about 2-3 seconds.
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    I googled it

    Its Linux on a USB stick.
    Thats it. Not a PC on a stick or any sort of magical boosting hardware.

    Old laptops : USB1 , so just how slow would Lin on a stick take to load via USB1 ?

    edit opps. WT beat me to it :-) damn my slow 1 finger typing

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I googled it

    Its Linux on a USB stick.
    Thats it. Not a PC on a stick or any sort of magical boosting hardware.

    Old laptops : USB1 , so just how slow would Lin on a stick take to load via USB1 ?

    edit opps. WT beat me to it :-) damn my slow 1 finger typing
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    Just Linux on a USB Drive which you could do yourself

    http://superuser.com/questions/11349...s-xtra-pc-work

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    BM , given your 10 anti-fanboy status , could be just your cup o tea

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    Be far better getting a low capacity SSD which would give it treble the performance http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k...moms#prodlista

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    Ive been looking at some reviews of it. It does work, BUT needs a working internet connection (network driver + old laptop + linux = ??)

    The favorable reviews I looked at are using descent machines. Sure it works fast on an i3 , why even bother test on that . Whats the point .

    how well does it work on " Your Old, Slow Computer " , like the one in the photo .

    It could be more useful on PC's that wont boot , to at least get the data off quickly or to try manual OS fixes .
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