Remember floppy disks? Hahaha. What a pain in neck those remnants of technology past are compared to the ease and facility of USB sticks. Especially when you consider all of the cool new tricks these diminutive tools offer.
This week Linux released the Fedora 9 Linux, allowing you to put your entire desktop on a portable USB thumb drive in just three clicks. Even better, you don’t need to install Linux to get it, you can leave the data on your thumb drive untouched, and any new files or settings will remain in place the next time you boot up. To read more and to see how to create a fully-functional desktop-to-go with only a simple Windows program and a 1GB or larger thumb drive, see the complete LifeHacker.com post here.
If your climate is anything like mine today (San Francisco where it is an unheard of 90 degrees), you may want to grab up these new goodies. Who needs an ordinary and low-tech fan when you can have one a USB-powered one? No batteries needed! The yellow Hollywood USB fan is only $9 and includes a flexible neck so you can get it at just the right angle. This blue USB flexible fan will run you a thrifty $7 and is a low power consumption fan, allowing you to stay cool while going green.