Written by Taku the 28 Feb 08 at 14:35.
Global category: System.
cdroms are slow, don't allow to modify their content easily, they are weak and not as easy to carry as USB keys.
It would be great to provide Ubuntu as a liveUSB just as Mandriva does. We should be able to carry our distribution on any computer, manage our preferred settings (do I want binary drivers enabled ? what is my preferred resolution ?), etc.
The thing is not to make something transportable, but really a nomad system that could be used just the best way as it could on any computer.
This was implemented by two separate projects! Both Usb-creator (see the blueprint) and Usblive (see its website) allow you to build a live USB system on Intrepid.
The first one is available on the repository, and usblive in this PPA.