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Run Linux from a USB flash memory drive

Post by Webscout » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:11 pm

Run Linux from a USB flash memory drive

I plan trying this. Any comments?

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Re: Run Linux from a USB flash memory drive

Post by Dude » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:22 am

That is how I got started with Linux, it's a great way to test out a computer,
Ubuntu is probably the version of Linux that works on the most computers,
but not all versions of Linux work on all computers especially older computers.
So this is a great way to see how it's going to work on your computer without making any changes to your computer.

I used the USB boot method on several computers and really liked it, so I made a few that would dual boot Linux and Windows,
that way you can go back to windows any time you want when the computer boots.
The only thing I had problems with using Linux is the printer drivers, Windows has printer drivers for every printer out there, but Linux only has drivers for a small selection of printers,

I figured out a work around for not having a printer driver and now I only have Linux Ubuntu on my computer, I like the way it works much better than windows,

If you have an older computer then Ubuntu may not be your best choice, I would try Lubuntu first and see how that works, it is faster than Ubuntu and works on most older computers. Then there are many other older versions of Linux that work on many older computers, but the main problem I have with them is that that usually run some older version of FireFox and they are no longer updated,
and when your on the internet it's nice to have a newer browser version many things just work better.

So I would highly recommend trying Linux and seeing how it works for you.

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Re: Run Linux from a USB flash memory drive

Post by Webscout » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:27 am

Good info Dude...

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