[sf-lug] Xtra-PC product vs. a customized LXDE boot USB

acohen36 acohen36 at SDF.ORG
Fri Feb 2 11:34:43 PST 2018

Am currently in Downtown Denver,CO and there is a company located ~2.5hrs 
drive East Northeast of here (fairly close to the stateline w/ Nebraska) 
which is marketing a product called Xtra-PC [1].

The company's 'How It Works' page [2] describes their product as so:

~~~~~~~~~~~~ quoting ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Xtra-PC is a flash drive stick that you insert into an available USB port 
on your PC. Built on the proven foundation of Linux, it bypasses the old, 
slow, bloated Windows operating system to make your PC into a blazing 
fast, high performance PC with a new, simple to use, operating system that 
has the familiar look and feel of your Windows PC.  It even works with 
missing or faulty hard drives. Since it runs on a USB stick, your existing 
computer is not altered, and you'll have access to all of your old files. 
You simply plug it in, restart your PC to boot into USB, and start using 

AFAICT, this Xtra-PC USB drive is little more than a respin and further 
customization of a Linux distro such as LXDE [3][4] with added storage 
persistence. Anyone there know what other _significant_ differences there 
are -- if any -- between the Xtra-PC product and an easily modified LXLE?? 
Just wondering what justification there might be, or lack thereof, between 
shelling out $40+ to this Haxtun,CO company for their product vs imaging 
and modifying LXLE Live on one's own USB flash drive stick for a bit less 
money. It's important to note that such a bootable USB flash drive is for 
the sole use of a Windows 7 [ab]user :-o.



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