__/ [Larry Qualig] on Tuesday 31 January 2006 19:35 \__
> chrisv wrote:
>> Liam Slider wrote:
>> >On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 15:26:13 +0000, B Gruff wrote:
>> >> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/31/google_goes_desktop_linux/
>> >> - so what IS it?
>> >Bill's Bane.
>> I wonder if google could combine the "live CD" concept with on-line
>> storage of extra software and documents, allowing people to combine
>> the functionality of a hard-drive install without the risk of a HD
>> install. That would be something...
> Actually that would be pretty cool. I vaguely remember reading
> something similar to this where some distro allowed you to store data
> out on the web.
For the record:
(Google denies plans to distribute OS based on Ubuntu)
Hypothetically/retrospectively speaking, I personally think that a USB pen
would be better than a Live CD. You could write files onto it from virtually
any computer. With a Live CD, on-line services are more necessary as data
storage becomes an issue. USB device obviate the need for that.