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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 19:10 Smellfinger
 
LC wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 15:51:
If a computer is old enough it doesn't have a DVD it probably won't support boot from USB either.

You can boot from USB even if your motherboard is too old to natively support it. All you usually need to do is redirect it to your USB device via bootable floppy or CD. I used to reinstall Windows this way on an older machine because it was faster than installing from the CD.
 
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4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 15:51 LC
 
Smellfinger wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 13:37:
Someone should inform this dipshit that Ubuntu can be run off a USB drive.

If a computer is old enough it doesn't have a DVD it probably won't support boot from USB either.

Anyway still a non-issue, there's still literally hundreds of other Linux distributions out there and quite a few specifically made for older hardware.



 
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3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 13:37 Smellfinger
 
Someone should inform this dipshit that Ubuntu can be run off a USB drive.  
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2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 03:46 killer_roach
 
ViRGE wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 03:00:
That has to be the dumbest article I've read all month. That's pure and simple link bait. Moving from a LiveCD to a LiveDVD is not "shutting out old PCs". DVD drives have been standard for over 10 years now.

But what am I going to do with my AMD K5 desktop? </sarcasm>
 
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1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 11, 2012, 03:00 ViRGE
 
That has to be the dumbest article I've read all month. That's pure and simple link bait. Moving from a LiveCD to a LiveDVD is not "shutting out old PCs". DVD drives have been standard for over 10 years now.  
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