If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Got a USB pen drive...USE IT!!

I know a lot of people that have a USB drive, but never seem to use it. When they first get it they will toss and mp3 or two on it...maybe a movie as the sizes got bigger. However, they never seem to use it on a regular basis. Then comes along "USB Pen Drive Linux" a project to make several 'nix distros to run off of a USB flash drive. is the homepage of the project and has all you need to make your own pen distro. The Sourceforge site that is linked above is where you can get pre-configured 'nix distros for you USB drive. The 'nix distros include, but not limited to (gotta think of the future):
- Knoppix 5.1.1
- PCLinuxOS MiniMe
- PCLinuxOS + SLAX
- Ubuntu

So, dust off the USB drive and play around with the various distros. I personally use the Knoppix version...modified of course...for file recovery and disk access at work...especially when I want full HD access. around...figure out which works best for you. Check ya!

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