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Flash Drive Linux vs. Standard Linux Desktops

Jul 19, 2011, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Completely independent of any one single workstation or using a thin client box at work, the end-user is free to hop from computer to computer as they see fit. Any needed network settings, secure access to company servers, etc, is made possible due to the network settings stored on the flash drive. So there's no need to worry about consistent settings being mismanaged as one person logs off and another logs on. Differing user permissions travel with each user.

"Another advantage that potentially goes beyond what thin client hardware will offer is how easy it is to take your "computer" home with you. Just plugin the pre-configured flash drive into your computer at home, satisfy the necessary login to the company VPN and get to work.

"Best of all, critical data that isn't allowed to be accessed from outside of the workplace can be restricted via network policies. So there's less of a security hassle by using a flash drive over a company laptop."

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