Ubuntu USB stick saved my business trip
About 8 weeks ago I was on a business trip to the east coast to spend a week on a client site. The client is using our inventory software.
I was issued a Windows laptop with the Cisco encrypted VPN & RSA tokens for the trip. I tested it from home on the west coast, and again from the hotel room on the east coast. Worked OK.
Sadly, when I connected up using the clients wireless, the VPN crashed and made any network access impossible. Because we are not allowed administrator rights on company PCs, I was dead in the water to try to fix it.
I did have my handy 'Ubuntu-On-A-Stick' with me. I mostly use it to rescue data from crashed windows PCs, but it is a complete Ubuntu install.
I booted from the USB stick. I went from 'dead in the water' to productive in about 5 minutes.
The client was rather taken back that I could do all I did using a USB stick for the OS. It is easy to forget how jaded we get when we are used to doing these things all the time; to most Windows users it borders on 'magic'.
Well - that is my little 'Ubuntu saved my Bacon' story...
Look at all those flashing lights! I'll take one!
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