Thursday, 5 July 2007


Although I have worked in the IT industry for approx 14 years I have never considered my self a geek/nurd etc.

However, having got the 'lets just have a play' bug I have been looking at running Linux on MS Virtual PC 2007 with some limited success and also trying to run Linux On A Stick (USB Flash Drive).

Why? Why Not!

But it has been one of those things where I have got compulsive over trying to make the damn thing work!

So as I am writing this post on a Linux PC that is running from my 1GB flash drive does that mean I am doomed? :)

I have tried several flavours of Linux
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Feather Linux
DSL (Damn Small Linux)
Puppy Linux (which is the one that worked for me) - It has a very MS Windows feel, and comes with various apps installed.

I am attempting to Load Open Office, FireFox and Thunderbird. Unfortunately the Portable Apps I run on my other 5GB Flash Drive which gives me OpenOffice, FireFox, Thunderbird, Sunbird and some others I cannot recall, only comes in Windows version a.t.m. however a Linux version is promised soon according to the website.

I'll let you know how it goes. Oh well must dash, now where did I put that Scholl Footware catalogue... ;)

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