You can find USB hard drives. They're a little larger than a USB stick, but they don't suffer from the aforementioned problems.
Actually, Linux on a thumbdrive is NOT a bad idea...you just have to configure it correctly. Turn of journaling, etc...you can set it up mount the hard drive of the computer you are using, so you can save files. I've considered doing it, because at work we only have some lame ass WindowsXP boxes that we share. I would love to be able to us my own desktop and decent tools. I am stuck with Outlook and Ms Office200?
do you have a cdrom at hand? you could then run knoppix from there, and make its 'hdd install' to the stick.
sort of did the same too.
my EEE 701 started 'loosing' his wlan card so I gave it away for service... but 14 days...
So, I bought an acer aspire one L
With the original os it took amazing 15 seconds to boot...
(actualy its running ... you guess it... debian now, and probably not booting that fast anymore..)
I started the one up in the shop, and was realy amazed. all the mini wintendos arround it were sloooouuuwww compared to it.
Plus... in comparizon to the eee it has bigger keys which is quiet good.
I guess it doesn't even matter if there is, the sound was too low and the mic wouldn't pick up. I've read all the posts I could find on google about Dell 1535, but none helped. It had other issues too. But Skype not working was a deal-breaker. Taking her back to XPPSP3 I guess - she's non-technical as far as PCs go, but she hates vista.
Maybe I'll install Windows Mojave and see what she thinks of that.
theres ekiga and theres also a kde application for phoning.
ekiga can do vido.
Skype does video, but not video conferencing. It does do audio conferencing, though.
Sat Feb 21 2009 03:20:42 AM EST from Nite*Star <>Can someone recommend a distro that will run off a 8GB flash drive on a laptop? :D
I just stumbled on this: http://fosswire.com/post/tips-tutorials/?page=2
I hope that helps.
Advice: Never pick a Monday to create a custom RPM package of QT-4.