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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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