Discussion in 'other software & services' started by aigle, Oct 30, 2007.
Looks very interesting. What you think of it?
Review by Phoronix.
It seems very nice, but it should have backup tools, torture/test/stability tools and basic media playback.
Seems interesting but I´m not sure if I would really use it, because it´s not a full OS. But still exciting to see some innovation, and seems like Phoenix is also coming up with a similar tech.
Why boot a full blown Windows/Linux to check a news site or play some media files? What's better that having a quiet environment to do hardware testing/stressing, backup, firmware upgrade, etc.
I have read before Intel launching a mobo with disk imaging built-in!
Intel didn't launch that mobo after all. I guess that it's a future product.
Well, I´m just not sure if I would really use it on a day to day basis, I mean web browsing is cool and all, but if you want to do something else, you will still need to boot the whole OS. But perhaps it can play a role in data recovery (like Bart PE) and system cleaning too, who knows?
Right. An embedded OS is useful for trivial tasks: basic media playback, light web browsing, check webmail, etc.
Data recovery, virus scanning, test of stability on overclocked systems, hardware troubleshooting, etc.
I just wonder that using internet and playing media files etc on it might open an new door of security worries/ problems etc.
Either the embedded OS should be Read-Only or it should be usable only for data recovery, imaging backup etc.
IIRC, the Phoronix's review mentioned that user files will be separated from system files.
I think that this thing already has security measures in place.
But yes, if it's writeable, it can be compromised.
Too risky game IMO.
It,s best to keep it Read_Only and to be used only for data recovery, image backup etc.
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