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Slax 9.5 released: light-weight, modular Linux distro that runs from a flash drive

Slax is an operating system designed to be run from a USB flash drive, allowing you to carry all your software in your pocket. Just plug it into a computer to boot into Slax, then shut down the PC and remove the flash drive when you’re done. While it’s actually pretty easy to do this […]

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Does anybody actually buy $500 USB flash drives (even if they have 1TB or more?)

Kingston launched the first commercially available 2TB USB flash drive last year, but if you want to get your hands on one, you’ll have to pay at least $1,400. If that’s too rich for your blood, there’s a cheaper 1TB version that sells for “just $730.” Today’s a slow news day, so I found myself […]

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You’ll be able to install Windows 8 “Portable Workspace” on a USB flash drive

People have been figuring out ways to run operating systems from portable USB flash drives for pretty much as they’ve been available. But while installing a Linux distribution on a USB key is often pretty simple, Windows is another story. Sure, you can run Windows from a flash drive, but it’s kind of a pain. […]

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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ USB flash drive for corporate/paranoid users

Flash storage keeps getting cheaper and cheaper. You can often find bargains on 32GB USB flash drives for $60 or less, and 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB sticks are far cheaper. But not all flash drives are created (or priced) equal. Some are faster than others, and some have other gimmicks, like password-protected file encryption. Kingston […]