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Maybe the portable workspace can be customized? Like, I just want UI and ability to scan HDD for errors or viruses, and check system stability. Everything else can be fixed on a remote terminal.
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post #22 of 28
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Maybe the portable workspace can be customized? Like, I just want UI and ability to scan HDD for errors or viruses, and check system stability. Everything else can be fixed on a remote terminal.
Well if it's like any other OS install it can always be modified to some degree. Personally I hate using OS tools to scan the HDD and much prefer something like MHDD which can't run from the OS anyways. And this is more when you only have physical access and remote isn't an option.
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Very nice. Weren't you able to already do this by booting into the flashdrive? Or does this just make it a lot more easier and or fluent?
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Well if it's like any other OS install it can always be modified to some degree. Personally I hate using OS tools to scan the HDD and much prefer something like MHDD which can't run from the OS anyways. And this is more when you only have physical access and remote isn't an option.
Remote is always an option, if you have checked the physical stability of the system. It'd be a seperate OS, viewing the PC's HDD as a secondary drive. Not sure why that wouldn't be ideal.
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post #25 of 28
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Remote is always an option, if you have checked the physical stability of the system. It'd be a seperate OS, viewing the PC's HDD as a secondary drive. Not sure why that wouldn't be ideal.
Actually no that does make sense. Sorry it's 4AM here. Was not thinking.
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Partly my fault. My sentence structure was poor.
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How so?

For tech's this could save a lot of time. Most of us already use the recovery disk of our choice that has a mini windows xp or Linux. A full fledged OS on a stick though could mean less actual work needed therefore increasing productivity.
Not sure why you'd not already use a "full fledged" Linux distro.
    
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post #28 of 28
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Not sure why you'd not already use a "full fledged" Linux distro.
The honest answer to that is just I prefer not to. It makes doing the easier stuff eg a virus scan harder then just booting into mini XP and running the scanner of choice. Which some scanners don't work on linux.

Different flavors for everyone though.
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