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News Thumbs up for Windows XP

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 26 Jul 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. jezmck

    jezmck Well-Known Member

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    seems a bit excessive to me, i'd probably go with just apps on a stick.
    there's also the issue of licensing of course - is windows legal on a stick?
     
  3. jjsyht

    jjsyht Hello, my name is yuri

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    This is such old news
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    source? link? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Yawn

    2005 old enough for ya?
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    From the linked article:

     
  7. jjsyht

    jjsyht Hello, my name is yuri

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    there you go...

    even the linked article is dated Jan 2006

    But yeah... its innovative, interesting and useful, and I understand your enthusiasm to share it with us.
    Btw, DamnSmallLinux if you want a Pc on a USB drive
     
  8. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Considering memory capacity/price now though, you'd be bad not to run a full OS imo
     
  9. K.I.T.T.

    K.I.T.T. Hasselhoff™ Inside

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    has it not been said however that the high I/O cycles of a page file, let alone a full OS, can (sorry for the pun) write off a flash drive in a day or so of use?
     
  10. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    I know its old but still, there will be people who dont know about it.
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    dsl for the win. :D
     
  12. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    What most interests me about this is the write cycle life issue. If XP can be persuaded not to write to its boot drive, then great. Otherwise this is all a spectacular waste of time. I'd love to be able to make completely solid state PCs booting from flash and running XP.

    Does BartPE make this happen?

    Phil
     
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    Use compact flash to go solid state. It seems to be able to survive XP's writing to the disk all the time.
     
  14. jjsyht

    jjsyht Hello, my name is yuri

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    Sorry to bring up this old thread, but it feels nice that after 2 year of dreaming and waiting, I finally got an SSD :)
     
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