Don't you just hate it when someone beats you to the punch? :) Well, I had this idea three years ago about creating a Linux version of the Smart card feature of Sun's SunRays but using a USB thumbdrive. This will allow users to plug-in their USB thumbdrive, log-in to the Linux-based server, pull out the thumbdrive (which automatically saves their session) and transfer it to another computer and resume their session as if they were in the original computer. Oh well, I guess next time I really have to work on my ideas and do it fast since StarNet released the product not too long ago!
StarNet says that its X-Win32 Flash product lets users carry their pre-configured sessions with them on a "USB key" or other USB-based flash drive, from PC to PC. Nothing is left on the host PC, once the USB device is removed. The product is the first PC X server distributed on a standard USB flash drive, according to the company.
But wait, this is not free! There is still a chance for me to create one and give it to the public for free, right? Who wants to help out? :)
[image courtesy of Nedko]