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80% of Computer LOHAS: Virus-Free Life on a USB Key

Jan 20, 2009, 16:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hung Chao-Kuei)

[ Thanks to Chao-Kuei Hung for this link. ]

"I split my life between two cities and among 3 or 4 frequently used computers. For some technical reasons I decided to use this Asus z9100 notebook only as a data storage for the past few months. It has no Windows or any other operating systems that fully meet my need. The desktop you see, along with the browser, text-email, instant messenger and many other application programs not shown in the picture, are provided by the usb key. They don't live on this z9100.

"During the weekend I decided to install a full operating system on my z9100. But I needed a temporary computer to do my work while the installation proceeded. I could use my wife's HP Pavilion, but she would be mad if I mess with her computer and install strange things on it. So I took the same usb key to her computer and look: it became mine. Temporarily though. Once the installation on my z9100 was finished, I shutdown her computer and returned to my z9100. She didn't even notice that I ever touched her computer in that morning."

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