Windows 8 to feature USB memory stick portability?19 April 2011 17:28:21
The latest version of Windows could come with a feature that will allow users to transfer it to different systems using a USB memory stick.
A leaked version of the new operating system (OS) from Microsoft shows that it includes a function called Portable Workspaces, reports engadget.com.
This allows users to save a copy of the OS to a USB memory stick with 16GB of free space or more.
The copy can then be booted from when the USB drive is plugged into another PC or laptop, meaning users can continue to use their preferred OS when they do not have their computer with them.
According to engadget.com, it is not yet known what security restriction Microsoft will put in place to stop pirated copies of WIndows 8 being circulated.
Similar features have been incorporated into versions of other OSs, most notably with Linux.
It is thought that Windows 8 will not be released until 2012 or later, but a beta version was made available to manufacturers earlier this year.
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