Microsoft missing the cloud with Windows on a USB stick

Manufacturers and software developers increasingly see portable computing in our future. Thin clients and public terminals that draw personal settings from remote profiles are one approach, and the portable app movement spearheaded by SanDisk's U3 technology and flash drives is another. Riffing off SanDisk's concept of "bring it all with you," reports now say that Microsoft is extending SanDisk's approach to the rest of Windows with a new "StartKey" product. By the end of the year, StartKey portable flash drives could store a user's Windows profile, applications, and settings, or even an entire bootable installation.

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Kakkoii4184d ago

Uh you already can put a bootable Windows on a USB stick or on an SD

XxCYONIDExX4184d ago

Well what I think they mean is releasing windows on a USB. They said it can be done, but when you pick up Windows in the store instead of getting a disk to boot from you will instead get a USB stick.