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#1 xGERMx

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:52 PM

I just stumbled onto this today LivePC.
I could be living under a rock but, until today, I've never heard of this.

From the website:

LivePC Engine and LivePC Garage
What are LivePCs?

LivePCs™ are virtual PCs that you can create and share just as you can share the rest of your digital life (photos, music, videos, etc..) A LivePC contains everything needed to run a virtual computer — an operating system and a bunch of applications. You can create and share your own LivePCs, or use the public LivePCs created by others in our LivePC Garage™. You can use LivePCs on your desktop, or you can take them with you everywhere on a portable USB drive.

With LivePCs, a family can maintain separate computer personalities (work, home, kids) on a single PC. Software developers can make it easy for users to try out their latest suite of applications. Professionals can go on vacation and take their LivePCs with them on a USB stick to use "just in case".

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 08:59 PM

So, I read some of the pages and it's based on VMWare. I have two questions:

1. Does it all run from a thumbdrive, including the VM software it's self.
2. Do you have to be an admin on the Windows box to use it?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:18 PM

Hm... nothing left to do at work so, commence the testing!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:34 PM

Yes, it can be installed and run from the hard drive or usb/ipod; here is a screen shot of the installer

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And, it does require Admin privileges to run.


BTW, Moka will not work in VMware or Paralles.

#5 Irongeek

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:36 PM

You can installed it to the USB without being admin, but can you run the VM?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:55 PM

I just tested. You need to be an admin to run the LivePC image.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:18 PM

Looks like VMware is going portable too. Put a Virutal Machine in your pocket.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:29 AM

Thats really interesting, too bad there isnt linux support

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 08:49 AM

Well, as the guest OS it does support Linux. Just not as the host OS, but really, how often are you visiting someone useless house and wanting to run your own VM on their Linux box? And if's it's you Linux box, you can install the Linux version of VMPlayer for free.




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