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LivePC (Moka5)

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

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

mokabu7.jpg

And, it does require Admin privileges to run.

BTW, Moka will not work in VMware or Paralles.

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

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

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Thats really interesting, too bad there isnt linux support

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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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