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Live Windows CD

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    Gill Bates

    A common topic on Slashdot is the fact that many Linux distributions create Live CDs that can boot Linux and yields a desktop anywhere. The first time I ever saw this was when a friend of mine was playing around with Slackware Linux...back in 1994, I think.

    Some people use this in combination with portable media like a USB Zip drive or a USB thumb drive to keep settings and other stuff.

    Is this something Microsoft could do with Windows? It'd be great to just sit down and boot into Windows XP wherever I want.

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    Knute

    Gill Bates wrote:
    <p>Is this something Microsoft could do with Windows? It'd be great to just sit down and boot into Windows XP wherever I want.</p>


    Yes you can do that right now using Remote Connection. Smiley

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    Manip

    Microsoft already has. There is a minimum version of windows you can get called "The Windows Preinstall Environment", it is a cut down version of XP that can do some basic things.
     
    For more information look here: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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    Jiří Macich ml

    Windows XP Live Edition? This is very good idea!

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    Jeremy W

    If you were on a corporate network you could, of course, PXE boot to whatever OS you wanted (that was available) and be up in 5 minutes. Not as good as a "Live" edition (which is a very cool idea), but not bad.

    After all, I can't really see myself using a Live edition on a regular basis. What does your friend use it for?

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    vanlandw

    i have used knoppix for awhile if i need some linux stuff

    i have remote desktop setup at home on my webserver and it's wonderful

    a live windows cd would be great for at work for troubleshooting dead boxes or to get data grabbed off them

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    Tejaaa

    I have used PE builder to create my own bootable CD, works great and if you look around you will be able to find some other resources too... I will let you do your research.

    Tejas Patel

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