A flexible operating system enables you to manage or use your computer in many useful ways. Linux being most flexible operating system, offers many choices and flavors to choose from to use it as a fully functional operating system for any computer from high powered super computers to notebooks to embedded systems such as aircraft entertainment systems. If you are looking for a smallest boot-able fully functional operating system to access computer, Linux can offer its few distributions. You do not need to install these operating systems. You can just make a bootable CD or even USB to access and use computer data. You can use hard disks, use internet and more without even installing any operating system on the hard disk of your computer. In case your installed operating system crashes and you need to access your hard disk data, these tiny operating systems can help a lot with it. Ease of use, privacy and data protection are major benefits, these operating systems offer. You can carry these operating systems in your pocket. these are very easy to boot, resource-efficient, and contains all of your own programs and settings. And of course you can configure these to your specific needs.
Hopedot Virtual Operating System enables you to create a virtual environment similar to Windows OS. In this virtual environment, you can install and run applications as you do on Windows OS, you can browse and bookmark your favorite sites etc. You can do nearly everything on it as you do on your Windows OS. Hopedot VOS can be installed on any storage devices (e.g. USB) and use it on any PC. Most important, no traces of your operations on Hopedot VOS will be left so that your local system will never be affected whatever you do on Hopedot VOS. You can use it to test applications or you can work securely on Hopedot VOS without having to worry about your data or Windows security.
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Freedom of using PC and internet without installed version of Operating System is something you would want sometime specially in case when you forget your Windows Login Screen password or Operating System Crash. Some operating systems do not need to be installed to run but there are some OS which are even independent of hard disk drive. You don’t need a hard disk drive at all to run operating system, use the internet and all the internet apps. Following are 4 very popular and effective portable Operating Systems to use PC without anything to be installed.
Google Chromium OS is all about the web. All apps are web apps. The entire experience takes place within the browser and there are no desktop applications. Users do not have to deal with installing, managing and updating programs. Chrome OS doesn’t trust the applications you run. Each app is contained within a security sandbox making it harder for malware and viruses to infect your computer. Chrome OS barely trusts itself. Every time you restart your computer the operating system verifies the integrity of its code. If your system has been compromised, it is designed to fix itself with a reboot. You can go from turning on the computer to surfing the web in a few seconds. You will experience the fastest speed for Google Chrome OS as compared to any OS alive.
If you want to use Ubuntu at your Notebook/Laptop then Ubuntu Notebook Remix is for you which is optimized for less resources consumption and max. performance with all essential applications to do anything and OS is supposed to do. Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) is a ‘remix’ of the standard Ubuntu Desktop release to enable it to work better on netbooks or devices with small screens and is optimized for use with the Intel Atom processor. It includes a new consumer-friendly interface that allows users to quickly and easily get on-line and use their favourite applications. UNR is an optional preinstalled Operating System (OS) on some netbooks such as Dell Inspiron Mini 10v and the Toshiba NB100 as well as running on popular models such as the Acer Aspire One and the ASUS Eee PC and more.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. Fedora Gnome/KDE 11 and 12 Alpha Pre Release is available to download in installable and Live media format.
Download new and improved SUSE Linux. openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. You can surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music and have a lot of fun! The Linux operating system that has it all. The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE Linux provides anyone with free and easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, SUSE Linux.
Google Chrome OS is a project by Google Inc. to develop a lightweight computer operating system devoted to using the World Wide Web. Announced on July 7, 2009, it is based on Google’s Chrome web browser and the Linux kernel. It will initially be targeted at netbooks, and is set to be released during the second half of 2010. It will run on systems with either x86 or ARM processors. Google has stated that the Google Chrome OS project will be open source by the end of 2009, and that it will use “a new windowing system”.