October 29, 2008
Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems
These days, it only takes an increasingly-cheap USB thumb drive and a program like UNetbootin to create a portable Linux desktop you can run on any computer that can boot from a USB port. But check out the list of distributions UNetbootin can download and installÃ¢â¬âit's huge, and the names don't tell you much about which distro is best for on-the-go computing. Today we're detailing four no-install distributionsÃ¢â¬âDamn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, Xubuntu, and FedoraÃ¢â¬âand helping you decide which might work for that spare thumb drive you've got lying around, or as just a part of your multi-gig monster stick. Read on for a four-way faceoff of bootable Linux systems.