Can This USB Stick Resurrect Your Old PC?

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Pure Mops
Pure Mops ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
literally my computer
Willow Mouse
Willow Mouse 3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I taught my grandma how to use Ubuntu, she really liked it.
Anthony Morassutti
Anthony Morassutti 3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
8:50 Safari Technology Preview???????????????????? 10:18 LOL 11:12 Linus are you supporting a device that's 1) Lower storage capacity than my PC from 2003 (80GB), 2) Not much faster, and 3) $70. Seriously?!?!! Plus the programs are SO OLD and so is the GUI!
CommandrX 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Grandma should download more ram. moreramgrandma.com/8gb/ddr3/cl9/download/moram.exe
TheMc2nv 5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
So pretty much linux live disk....
Yevgeny Kungurov
Yevgeny Kungurov 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
And now try Q4OS
Thinking Impaired
Thinking Impaired 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I like the challenge of making a bootable linux usb. However the truth is, time is money and a quick fix is well worth the time saved for those not familiar with linux. I remember the days when I did core dumps to look for loops.
Matt Mills
Matt Mills 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Whats Linux?
Adam Crawford
Adam Crawford 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Super weird that anything video-related looks like choppy shit...gotta love that driver "autodetection."
youtoober2013 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
"Well, it's a good segue!" "... Into what?"
John Sickinger
John Sickinger 19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I believe a few years back they were stick called project Black Dog which actually had its own processor
Jerry Smith
Jerry Smith 22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
or you can just buy a preloaded linux live usb for under 20$.
Charlie Hopkins
Charlie Hopkins วันที่ผ่านมา
Someone needs a bra
MrTitaniumDioxide วันที่ผ่านมา
'LIB-RAY' Office? Why do anglophone Canadians generally insist on pronouncing words using short vowel sounds? It's obviously 'LEE-BRAY' Office -- the French or Spanish word for 'free' 'or 'at liberty', from the Latin 'liber' 'LEE-BEAR' for 'free' or 'unrestricted'. What's _that_ quirk all 'AH-BOOT'? Same for pronouncing automaker Mazda as 'MAZZ-DA' instead of the more proper 'MAHZ-DA' (the supreme deity or 'God of Light' in Zoroastrianism, BTW) -- though to be fair, the Japanese pronounce it 'MA-TSU-DA'. 'TOE-MAY-TOE', 'TOE-MAH-TOE' I suppose...
Christopher Sebastian
Christopher Sebastian วันที่ผ่านมา
I'm glad this product exists. It's a good solution for many situations.
Dana V
Dana V วันที่ผ่านมา
Why would Google drop the WPS?!?!?! I use this everyday. They just deopped the usefulness and the advantage of my android note8 phone by 50% (no hyperbole). I need that feature and I had that feature until THEY decided to remove it! PUT IT BACK NOW!!
Chris Curran
Chris Curran วันที่ผ่านมา
The reviewers don't realize is that the device captures most of the user data from the harddrive and copies it to the OS on the USB memory stick. You can then move the USB memory stick from the ~12 year old Pentium D to a newer computer, even a ~5 year old computer lying around and have all of your data on the faster hardware computer. If a PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card could be added and autoconfigured by the Linux OS it would be a significantly faster user experience with very little work by an engineer. The USB memory stick could be removed after shutdown and brought with them to a family member to be worked on. Grandma could use your computer in your home without having to use your OS. This device has its use cases.
Joel Setterberg
Joel Setterberg วันที่ผ่านมา
Anthony wielding that usb-drive was super rad
RoboHobo วันที่ผ่านมา
wait are you saying that my computer isnt supposed to run like ass when i open 4 tabs in chrome and play games at the same time
Jamie Maclellan
Jamie Maclellan วันที่ผ่านมา
Linus, what about a scenario where the PC hardware isn’t terribly outdated, but the PC is really bloated with spyware and maybe viruses? Would this solution allow you to run the extra pc fairly well on the original base hardware?
Chris Hanline
Chris Hanline วันที่ผ่านมา
Before this video even starts: I'm guessing the answer is "No, this USB stick can't resurrect your old PC" based solely off the sh*t-eating grin on your face in the thumbnail.
Monttukani วันที่ผ่านมา
My granny's had Xubuntu for years. Just set a large DPI and icons for internet, solitaire and shut down.
Jack Kraken
Jack Kraken วันที่ผ่านมา
You could try reloading windows, which is what most people would do.
Caleb Smith
Caleb Smith 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I liked the dual screen views in this.
Zuleika D’Emilio
Zuleika D’Emilio 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Get a chromium one... I put it on an old laptop of mine and it works like new
Hotsauce Tacos
Hotsauce Tacos 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
hey nice skinny jeans i'll trade you my black Levis 511s for that pair :)
Rene Valdez
Rene Valdez 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
PLEASE HELP!! When i create a desktop shortcut or app directory from google chrome then try to go back and open it it takes me back to the google home page and not the url or web page I originally created the shortcut for. How do i change the settings back to where I set a desktop shortcut from google chrome to direct it's target to the correct web-page? (Windows 10 ) Dell Optiplex 780
TheFlat Joker.
TheFlat Joker. 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
666 door bell and 6 tho comments.hmmm
innocent lemon
innocent lemon 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
what is this video???
cY4n 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Uhhhhhh creating a bootable linux is actually painfully easy, Linus. YUMI got you covered. Or you could even get CloudReady on a pendrive!
unfa 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I did not expect that!
unfa 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I'm paused at 3:17 - I want to make a guess at what this is about. I think the product is supposed to create a swap file on the USB drive to "give the PC more RAM" (not really, but let's go with that simplification for now). OR It's going to create a "fast startup" disk that 'll contain everything Windows needs to boot up neatly packaged so it can load that faster (but that'd actually suck with USB 2.0). Ok, I'm gonna watch further to find out if I'm right.
unfa 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I'm at 4:18 - ok I know what this is. It's a Linux distribution on a USB drive. Probably based on Linux Mint as far as I can tell by the look of the plymouth (boot up) logo.
Mathijs Groothuis
Mathijs Groothuis 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Such a techy grandma, opening chrome instead of that blue E.
Smackerlacker 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I found a compute stick on google for $13. Running Ubuntu. No setup. And another one for $35. So....
Erik Kimes
Erik Kimes 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
So you're telling me I can buy a $10 usb stick, throw a live persistent version of Lubuntu on it, brand it as my own and sell it for $40?! Heck yes! Doesn't it violate the ethical standpoint of Ubuntu/Linux in general? Not the "personalization" or sharing of it, but rather selling an OPEN SOURCE operating system period, much less as a pc "rejuvenator"... smdh
ammr alhalabi
ammr alhalabi 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I have a friend actually who had a Toshiba satellite laptop with a core i3 3rd generation, his hard drive was like almost dead and the laptop was too slow, in the end, I gave him a 3.0 bootable Ubuntu flash drive and he has also a 3.0 port, the results were amazing and it was like magic for him, he was able to play yt and work on libre office pretty easily, I think those computers are what this product intended for, and those computers are probably more than the one u showed, keep up the good work folks xoxo
iownasia 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Peggle on steam is highly unoptimized, when I had a gtx 580 is maxed it out at like 20fps
Auburok 20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
+Mathijs Groothuis I don't think you understood what you were replying to. A GTX 580 should be able to handle Peggle.
Mathijs Groothuis
Mathijs Groothuis 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I think people underestimate these old games, they all benefit hugely from GPU acceleration. I used to play "light" games like Trine, but then I needed to sell my GPU and it was barely running on my onboard Intel HD Graphics.
KingConker101 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
For the price you can just buy a cheap smartbook for your granny lol. Their like 100 bucks online at walmart. And certain retailers.
Pankake Frier
Pankake Frier 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
At 0:09 It says "Let's say I'm your grandmother" and my video buffers!
CallMeKee m
CallMeKee m 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Killer queen has already touched that USB
PrinceOfCreation 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Love you @TaranVH 2:10
Biak Hui
Biak Hui 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
These two assholes are doing grandmas, ringing their special doorbell and when they open, banging them up !
Richard NZ
Richard NZ 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Bulshit same price buy a ex lease i3 , don't brown nose these RIP off scum
GamerGuy51 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I've been ressurrecting old laptops for years with lubuntu and the like.
Cat Jacks
Cat Jacks 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
the os looks like ubuntu
X Fade
X Fade 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Grandma should've bought your 69 dollar gaming pc.
BeyondToWolves 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Reviews storemi by amd
Arvin Dev
Arvin Dev 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Linus sounds like he just inhaled helium
gaby de wilde
gaby de wilde 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
This video completely fails to demonstrate real usage and the real difference. With the amount of advertisement inserted in your videos and the size of the audience it is a truly pathetic job. Where is the series of old computers? You should have bought 10 of them. You should have concluded and demonstrated that lubuntu runs circles around for example windows 7. In stead of just deleting and re-recording the part where you accidentally say open office and in stead of wondering out loud if Thunderbird is still usable (?? LOL?? WTF?? NOOB?) you should have opened it. Did we really just watch you sit there and gaze at the desktop without doing anything? Then with some minimal research you could have shown the actual video capabilities of the machine by downloading a youtube video. Then grandma can see that it is not her system that is old but it are the software people who ruined everything. Why did youtube work just fine 10 years ago?
AL James
AL James 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
The video stutters because Firefox doesnt support hw accelerated video decoding, even on chrome. Tho you can install chromium from this (ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-dev) that supports vaapi for intel gpus, nvidia most likely requires vdpau to installed, but other than that, it works for me.
Mr. Randall
Mr. Randall 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
But Linus, you ARE our friend.
The Midnight Monks
The Midnight Monks 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I found one on Amazon's holiday gift ideas list last year that would have literally just downgraded your OS to Windows XP. I wonder how many people got did by that..
Liam Evans
Liam Evans 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Tryhardninjaas 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
But can I download more ram?
B Cuz
B Cuz 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
His face got even fatter at the end for a few seconds
Matt Vanden Heuvel
Matt Vanden Heuvel 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Not going to lie, I'd be pretty comfortable giving my grandma Ubuntu 18.10 if I could set up in OEM mode first. The Snap Store (via Ubuntu Software) and GNOME have made things way more user friendly imo.
Lorenzo De Marco
Lorenzo De Marco 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Did you know that you could shut down your PC and skip the updates by hitting CTRL+ALT+CANC, clicking the power button dropdown in the bottom-right corner and clicking "Shut Down" ? ;-)
Bxr 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Lorenzo De Marco
Lorenzo De Marco 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
+Bxr I think it does on Win 10 too. If clicking that button triggers a drop-down menu, you can do this trick. It saved me many times from frustration 😉
Ganimidis 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Blah Blah Blah... Them USB creator's do just the same thing Y do, just in an other way, lmao... Linus Tech Tips... lol... live is all about ads and views uh?
IDont Wantaname
IDont Wantaname 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
I think it's trying to communicate.
Truffler 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
You know you got a good laptop if it’s faster than a desktop that Linus owns
Perfect Human Interface
Perfect Human Interface 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I think the idea is that if you ruin your OS install with bloat and malware then it's going to run faster if you install a fresh OS.
abdusamad mokeddem
abdusamad mokeddem 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
yep, just get an 80 buck usb sh@t MEANWHILE im geetting a pc for 69 bucks that can run some esport casual games PROBABLY BETTER THAN A MORE EXPENSIVE USB BS ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
GabGamer Pro
GabGamer Pro 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Spam 8 if your on a pc.
Kevin Straud
Kevin Straud 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Hey, what usb was that? The one you used for Manjaro.
Carlos Q
Carlos Q 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
It seems to be a Nvidia's GeForce GTX G-Assist. A 2017 April Fool's joke.
SapphFire 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
For the same price you could sell an ssd that has a better distro pre-installed. Grandmas would need help with installing it but I don't think they'd know how to boot from a USB stick either.
Charley Vox
Charley Vox 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
My mother-in-law awhile back calls me up because her computer is broken. She can’t explain to me what’s wrong so I went over. Problem: Her desktop icons were not where they were yesterday. For this 75 year old lady to have her Facebook & email icons moving from, let’s say, the 5th & 16th spot on the screen to the 9th and 25th spot was a “Broken” machine. I spent 2 hours because how she was identifying her problem to me just had me perplexed beyond reason. When I finally understood the dynamics of her problem and fixed it, she spent another hour freaking out about how something like this could happen. She was insisting she’d been hacked, and then she went on about “Viruses, Spams & Russian Collusion”. Take all of this into consideration and you tell me “Linux? No biggie”? You’ve got to be kidding.
Moon Guardian
Moon Guardian 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
it's not command shift p r but command option p r
Ames Construction And Painting
Ames Construction And Painting 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
plz do a review on this and tell me what you thank
Ames Construction And Painting
Ames Construction And Painting 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
hay check this out EnGenius Technologies Outdoor Long-Range N300 2.4GHz Ethernet Bridge
Randy R
Randy R 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
To protect myself, I put everything on a flash drive when I first bought my computer and put it in my safe
Paul Christensen
Paul Christensen 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
I did a bootable USB with Linux Mint on it, and it seems to run just as well as the windows on my hard drive.
Dustin Rodriguez
Dustin Rodriguez 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
What would be really interesting is if someone made a USB stick packed with software that would actually do problem diagnosis and potential fixes, or otherwise point out fixes that need to be done. For instance, something that would do memory tests, disk tests, then move on to more OS-specific tests, automatic removal of blacklisted malware or PUPs, etc. It would certainly take some work to implement and maintain, but an automated tool where you could just plug it in and tell the technically illiterate owner to just leave it running until it finishes would really be quite nice.
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
7:20 is the point
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Tutorial for how to get pinball on windows 10
Anthony Morassutti
Anthony Morassutti 3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
just download it off cnet
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
DAVID GREGORY KERR 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
That sort of install will take 5-6 hours.
Nishant 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
SO NO DON'T BUY THIS. IF A PERSON KNOWS HOW TO BOOT FROM A PENDRIVE, THEY CAN EASILY GOOGLE AND INSTALL ANY LIGHTWEIGHT DISTRO. No no no no no no. It's not reasonable at all. The reason it took 1 hour is because you went ahead and pre-installed bunch of apps on the drive. If you had just gone with a basic distro like linuxMint's older version, it wouldn't take as much as of your time. It might take around 30 mins to finish it but the actual setup only 4-5 mins.
Nishant 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
As expected.
TheJewishHeart 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
It would be a lot cheaper to install Ubuntu 18.10.
Rc1136Darman1 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
"Isn't giving your grandma linux a bad idea?" where the heck is the difference for granma? in fact, i'd rather let my granma use linux than an outdated windows which doesn't even get security updates anymore
MineMC 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Bootable usb can be created rly fast. Just download distro, download some iso burner, and you are done. 30 min max including downloading large distro. And i could write that file recovery on my own very easily. Its just a scam.
Truth Syrup
Truth Syrup 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Grandma isn't gonna know how to change the boot device.
Truth Syrup
Truth Syrup 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
CNN is fake news.
surfzombie2 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
It is way over priced and it is super easy to just buy a flash drive and make your own for almost any distro. Linux mint is super easy to use like windows. I did it for a family member and they wer good to go in less than an hour.. You can get a 128gb flash drive for $20 and DIY it yourself for a hell of a lot less.
DerParadonym 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
My Parents almost never use apps on their phones. They say: "I access that services using the webbrowser on the PC anyway, why not on the smartphone too?" - and it works. My dad is changing from an ancient iphone - like a second gen iPhone, because it can't display HTML5 and most of his websites can't be accessed anymore.
Nejson TV
Nejson TV 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
2:52 WTF
XXxFandundanxXX TheRedstoneMinecart
XXxFandundanxXX TheRedstoneMinecart 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Well, I don't like both softwares but only I love Windows and Apple.
MNpale 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Terrible idea--this USB cannot even be considered to speed up a PC. The only solution is to put in an SSD and clone the drive. If you don't clone the drive, she'll be complaining forever that she can't find her files. That Rez software was trash for the base it is selling to. Nobody wants to look through a whole bunch of pictures from program files x86... c'mon now. I mean, what happens when somebody unplugs the drive? You're driving over to granny's house again, and again, and again.
Paradise Decay
Paradise Decay 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Linus seems to have a fascination with dead things?
Franck Leijen
Franck Leijen 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
That's where the moose went...
Scream Scream Scream
Scream Scream Scream 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Linux screws up Hardrives GRUB crap
Rajan Hoxha
Rajan Hoxha 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
If you're on a computer, try continuously pressing the 0 key while watching this video
David Anders
David Anders 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Need more Anthony he really knows what he is doing and it's great they are not hiding him because he is a little fluffy.
Tori Cooper
Tori Cooper 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
you totally missed the point linus, grandma's computer is full of bloatware and crap from years of clicking on things you dont, this install would at least be clean...
Swarm 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Damn granny got some fire looking mouse
catfishrob1 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
"normally steam is only available on Ubuntu" Well, actually it is also available on fedora out of the box now, you just have to enable the repo.
Pimphand Gamester
Pimphand Gamester 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
What about the one they advertise a lot on TV? You just plug it in and it fixes your computer making it like new again?
OnTape just a person ok
OnTape just a person ok 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
0:15 watching porn
Nostradamus 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Lol Ubuntu is free hahaha lots of cash from dummies hahaha
Bad Weather
Bad Weather 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
imma make my own version and call it Penguin Nibba Linux
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