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More Awesome Uses for a USB Flash Drive

If you attended our Tribute User's Group conference you received a new USB flash drive. You may have a few more scattered in your office or on your dresser right now.

GuitarUSBOf course you can store files on your USB drive - but how about your favorite software and apps? offers a free open-source platform to store applications on any portable device or cloud drive and use them on any PC. To quote from the website: "Now you can have your own browser with all your bookmarks and extensions, your full office suite, your photo editor, your whole music collection, your favorite games, your development tools and more. You can have everything you need for work and play with you on every PC you use. At work, at home, at school, visiting family and friends, even while traveling. And all your bookmarks, emails, personal files and settings stay right on your drive, too. Now, every PC becomes your PC."

Did you know, you can scan and (hopefully) revive a virus-ridden PC using a flash drive? How about test-driving Linux or Windows 8? Learn how to do all these and more in this article compiled by Sharon Vaknin for CNET.

After you are finished using your USB drive in a PC, the correct way to remove it in Windows is to use the Safe Removal option, but it can be a hassle. However, there is a way to set a quick removal policy for the USB device so you can simply pull it out when your file operation is complete. Learn how in this article by Ed Rhee for CNET.

Also take a look at our original blog post on this subject: 10 Cool Things You Can Do with a USB Flash Drive

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