Booting an OS from an iPod…

Computers & Mobile

Ipodfamily20050628 IBM has taken the next logical extension of booting Linux from a flash drive. Researchers were recently able to boot Knoppix from an iPod and run an x86 virtual machine in VMware, which provided an easy way to encrypt the whole operating environment. The tests were conducted on a 60GB iPod photo using Knoppix. [via] Link.

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  1. jlouis says:

    Last month, FingerGear accomplished what IBM is still trying to figure out how to do but in a much more complicated way. FingerGear has created a bootable USB Flash Drive with a complete Debian Linux OS and OpenOffice Suite of applications that are fully Microsoft compatible. The bootable device needs only 256MB of Flash for the OS and all other software which includes, to name a few,–
    -Evolution Email
    -Firefox Browser
    -Word processor
    -Spreadsheet creator
    -Powerpoint creator
    -Zip Compressor
    -PDF Creator
    Moreover, the device has a secure login system and 256-bit AES encryption to protect sensitive date.
    I’m sure I left a few things out.

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