Computer “souls”

SoulPad system by IBM is a virtual computer stored on a USB keydrive with a massive amounts of space. When plugged into a computer, the SoulPad system configures itself for the host system and allows for portable computing at any host terminal.

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< NewScientist

  • Is there any difference between this and putting a small linux distro (ex. Damn Small Linux) on a USB key? [serious non-troll question]

  • Is there any difference between this and putting a small linux distro (ex. Damn Small Linux) on a USB key? [serious non-troll question]

  • Yes. This is more like having a thin client base with the applications/files on the SoulPad system. If I’m not mistaken, the host system needs only the OS probably. It’s not like rebooting the OS itself.

  • darkmoon

    Yes. This is more like having a thin client base with the applications/files on the SoulPad system. If I’m not mistaken, the host system needs only the OS probably. It’s not like rebooting the OS itself.