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5 Ways To Go Mobile With Your USB Drive

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: The Most Bang For Your USB Buck
2. Today's Top Story
    - Put Your USB Drive To Work: 5 Strategies For Going Mobile
3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage
    - Book Excerpt: Using Internet Explorer 7
    - Review: 3 Notebooks For Under $1,000
4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries
    - Review: Camino Offers Fast, Lightweight Browsing For Macs
    - The InformationWeek 2007 Summer Gadget Guide
5. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
6. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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"I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places." -- Henny Youngman


1. Editor's Note: The Most Bang For Your USB Buck

We've all used USB drives for some form of data backup, portability, or other simple, utilitarian function.

As these devices become more ubiquitous, push the density envelope, and their prices continue to drop, they become a more flexible resource for personal and business computing.

In that vein, contributing editor Serdar Yegulalp has developed a series of ways in which you can get the most mileage from these remarkably useful devices. In a nutshell:

  • Using applications without installing anything on the host machine
  • Running a standalone OS from a USB drive
  • Maintaining a standalone (and secure) password repository
  • Synchronizing data between two or more computers

See the full set of recommendations in Serdar's how-to piece. At the same time, we hope you can share your ideas and best practices with USB drives by commenting on the article in our newly revamped comments field.

Tom Smith
tsmith@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. USB Drives

Put Your USB Drive To Work: 5 Strategies For Going Mobile
Your flash drive can do more than just hold data -- it can give you the ability to take your PC anywhere. Here are five strategies for making the most of that tiny USB key.

Related Story: XP On Your Thumb Drive
Fred Langa offers a step-by-step and illustrated guide on how to boot XP from an ordinary USB drive.


3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage

Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista: Chapter 15, Using Internet Explorer 7
This excerpt from Que's comprehensive reference book on Windows Vista walks you through the new features in Internet Explorer 7. It's also got tips on customizing your browser settings, multimedia downloading, and how to troubleshoot your installation.

Review: 3 Notebooks For Under $1,000
What kind of notebook can you get for under a grand? Anything from a compact road warrior to a full-fledged desktop replacement.


4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries

Review: Camino Offers Fast, Lightweight Browsing For Macs
With version 1.5, Camino now has all the features it needs to really compete with other Mac browsers.

The InformationWeek 2007 Summer Gadget Guide
Find sitting on the beach boring? Can't tear yourself away from technology? Here are some great new gadgets that can make your summer fun.


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