Zero Configuration Computing: A Reality in Linux

Posted by gsh on Jul 25, 2007 4:15 PM EDT; By Matt Hartley
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Flash drives running Linux are not a new concept. Simply install the portable distro of choice onto the removable drive, connect to a target computer, set to boot from USB and enjoy. Earlier today, I came across Calao's USB-9260. Taking the ARM-based Linux approach, I found myself thinking about the possibilities of taking Linux computing to a completely different level.

With the mad rush to embrace online operating systems and Web-based applications, I cannot help but wonder if we are actually going about the wrong way. Why not take zero conf technology, use existing Linux on flash drives and then provide it with the ability to auto-detect public terminals should the user wish to access them. Did I lose you? Try this...

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