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CloudUSB 1.1: Good idea, flawed execution

CloudUSB 1.1: Good idea, flawed execution

Posted Sep 30, 2010 18:28 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
Parent article: CloudUSB 1.1: Good idea, flawed execution

I think you missed the reason for this distro.

it's intended to be ubuntu with dropbox added. the key advantage is that you don't need to install ubuntu on the machine, so if you can reboot the system you are using, you can just boot any system off of your USB key and have all your data. by storing the data 'in the cloud' it means that if you loose the UDB key you don't loose you data.

yes, it would be nice if additional cloud storage devices were supported, but it's probably better to have the maintainer work on bigger issues (the encryption problem, making sure all your bookmarks, etc get synced to the cloud, etc) before worrying too much about the limited cloud storage support.

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CloudUSB 1.1: Good idea, flawed execution

Posted Oct 5, 2010 17:02 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

But I can already boot the Ubuntu Live ISO using a USB key. Adding DropBox is just an apt-get away. I've got to agree with the author here... I'm not seeing enough additional functionality to warrant a whole new distro.

This is probably just an early release, hoping for good things in the future.

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