View Full Version : What's better, Live CD or Live USB?

April 16th, 2010, 09:43 PM
And why.

Directive 4
April 16th, 2010, 09:49 PM
full install to usb is best!

better than all the rest!

April 16th, 2010, 09:50 PM
LiveUSB, because optical media is obsolete. Neither my desktop more my netbook have an optical drive.

After purchasing a movie on DVD, i use the magic of the internet to acquire a fair-use backup, in case the DVD fails to magically conjure a DVD drive into my 3.5" drive bay to allow me to watch it.

April 16th, 2010, 09:59 PM
liveusb , since usb can be formatted & used over & over again

April 17th, 2010, 03:03 AM
Depend on the motherboard I guess mine will use both but I found out that it did not detect the USB stick nine times out of ten!

April 17th, 2010, 03:05 AM
CD-RW (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-RW)

Yea. Works fine. :D

April 17th, 2010, 03:14 AM
Live USB for my personal use, Live CD for giving away to people.

April 17th, 2010, 04:11 AM
usb faster

Uncle Spellbinder
April 17th, 2010, 04:23 AM
Live CD. A pack of 50 costs less than $15.00. That's 35,000MB. Ain't gonna get anywhere near that with a pen drive or flash drive.

And if you screw up, you have a new coaster for your coffee cup. :D

April 17th, 2010, 04:34 AM
Live usb. Install times are cut in half, and you can make and save changes to it.

April 17th, 2010, 04:45 AM
Any day Live USB, for speed, performance and you can save your data.

April 17th, 2010, 05:53 AM
USB is faster
USB allows for persistence
USB fits in my pocket

April 17th, 2010, 08:15 AM
The persistence in USB gives it the edge.

April 17th, 2010, 08:19 AM
id say USB, i've got my linux image in my phone's flash drive, anywhere i need it, anytime, very portable if you ask me :lolflag:

Penguin Guy
April 17th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Live USB. Much faster than disks.

Directive 4
April 17th, 2010, 05:35 PM
i think full install to usb is best

April 17th, 2010, 05:39 PM
And why.
Well if you want to have more space then a live CD is better, but If you want it to be compact and small, you could put it on a USB stick, it just wont be the full version. Also I hear that there is a flash drive that is a terabyte... :)

April 17th, 2010, 07:33 PM
All my USB sticks are bigger than a CD.

I like USB because I can remake it every six months.

April 17th, 2010, 08:06 PM
portable harddrive anyone?