Can This USB Stick Resurrect Your Old PC?

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24 Mar 2019

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Félix An
Félix An 9 horas atrás
This looks pretty much like Lubuntu (Ubuntu with LXDE) on a USB stick. You could just install it yourself for free!
mmcblk05 studio
mmcblk05 studio 19 horas atrás
They sell linux, and that's bad. Also, FileRez could just mount NTFS and just search for everything, modern debian has NTFS support out of the box.
XorgAdmin231 Happy2Support
You: "Giving Linus Linux is a bad idea" Me: Linus made Linux lolololol thats where Linux's name comes from
RDS Kidon
RDS Kidon 20 horas atrás
So this is not a computer "booster" it is just a USB bootable Linux. No access to your previously installed programs right?
Fred Gassit
Fred Gassit 21 hora atrás
If gran has been rocking the same PC for 6 years and its getting a bit slow it probably just needs a fresh windows install to get rid of all the crap that's accumulated over the years.
Bert Sw
Bert Sw 22 horas atrás
I still would prefer a puppy linux version. (running from memory is way faster than running from usb)
In Vino Veritas
In Vino Veritas 23 horas atrás
*Pentium D refers to two series of dual-core 64-bit microprocessors with the NetBurst microarchitecture, which is the dual-core variant of Pentium 4 "Prescott"* God damn that was a bad processor back in the day.
z3r0 r17411n
z3r0 r17411n Dia atrás
if your cpu temps go up to 100 as soon as you start windows these linux fixes are maybe at best a thing to keep your old laptop alive.. but thats about it and let a friend do it for you instead of getting scamazzed by a estore fag who doesnt like working a real job, grandma would ask her children etc. how to do so, anyway
Paul Yoder
Paul Yoder Dia atrás
better off selling the old system and using the money you woulda put in that gig stick all into another machine..makes no sense to me why it was created
lollchand Dia atrás
- What is this ? A Core 2 Quad or something ? - No is a Pentium D. - ..... ouch ! I laughed.
Julio Camacho
Julio Camacho Dia atrás
👵🏻✶ 🎀 𝒢𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓃𝓎 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝘼𝙊𝙇💗 𝓉𝒶𝓈𝓀𝒷𝒶𝓇𝓈... 🎀 ✶
AZTechVideos Dia atrás
Xtra pc vs my grandma Who will win?
Waylen Dia atrás
Mentions ubiquitous predatory software,then goes to a commercial on questionable software...Nice!
Classic80sStuff 2 dias atrás
7:59 It took him an hour to make a bootable USB linux? How? You download the iso then use something like Universal USB Installer to copy it to the USB drive. It is as automatic as you can get. Actually I think if you just extract the contents of the ISO onto a USB drive it will also work. It is as easy as can be and it took this guy an hour to do that? Then there is the fact that they both act like it is a decent product even though it is obvious junk to anyone. This channel kind of sucks don't it? lol
A Game's Channel
A Game's Channel 2 dias atrás
Help, every time I reboot im disconnected from internet and my pc freezes a lot. Like, a lot. Also, why does chrome say that literally every website is unsafe? Yeah. Even google search.
DESTROYER Of Youtube 2 dias atrás
Wtf man, you sound like LEPRECHAUN :"I WANT ME GOLD" :O
Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse 2 dias atrás
More Anthony!
Mlglogan 2000
Mlglogan 2000 2 dias atrás
The clapping at 2:10 was so satisfieing
Mike Boehm
Mike Boehm 2 dias atrás
ROFL at the Shut down and Update. That's exactly how I feel.
Igor Grodzki
Igor Grodzki 2 dias atrás
Joshua Taylor Madison
Joshua Taylor Madison 3 dias atrás
How do we know it isn't sending your files and passwords to the programmer?!!
MemeBois 3 dias atrás
My Mac almost runs this slow
Deborah Hubers
Deborah Hubers 3 dias atrás
my laptop is ALOT SLOWERrrrrr eror but im serious
The Awesome Nate
The Awesome Nate 4 dias atrás
Is that windows 7!?
Aadam Sherazi
Aadam Sherazi 4 dias atrás
I’d recommend puppy Linux which basically just loads itself to ram... super fast on pretty much anything, even with only 2-4 gigs of ram which is typical of the pc you’re looking to give a speed boost
Chipper Maggee
Chipper Maggee 4 dias atrás
And I'm watching this via a usb stick with Windows 10 on it... ...On my iMac.
James Meredith
James Meredith 4 dias atrás
Peggle is for OG's. G being synonymous with grandma and geek.
M!stake 5 dias atrás
TFW you pay for linux
Jiro MacOS
Jiro MacOS 5 dias atrás
Why pay for this when you can do it cheaper. (I am using ubuntu off a usb stick right now.)
mmcblk05 studio
mmcblk05 studio 19 horas atrás
f.....g normies reeeeeeeeee
Patrick Howie
Patrick Howie 5 dias atrás
Now that's a nerd right there
James Mathai
James Mathai 5 dias atrás
Watching this on a computer which was bought in 2010. It has 2GB Ram and pentium IV I think. Creating the installer using unetbootin and Installing it took, like 20 minutes. I use it to download torrents, mostly.
Falling Flying
Falling Flying 6 dias atrás
Feels like this has been done in the past, just re-uploaded!
roblox108 6 dias atrás
That computer is literally my pc speed I have a core i3 4th gen I’m pretty sure and I have a Radeon r5 220
gamingonthego 3 dias atrás
Actually, no, pentium D is before the core 2 quad came out. Your i3 would be MUCH faster than a pentium D processor.
Apollo13 Cozy
Apollo13 Cozy 6 dias atrás
How will gran boot from the stick?
Alphenhous plays games!
an athleon based pc is REALLY REALLY cheap i would suggest using that 80$ towards a pc.
Landau David
Landau David 7 dias atrás
Grandma you type way to fast for me
NaeMuckle 7 dias atrás
So this is what i did when i didn't have my own pc but borrowed time on friends and family machines with a Linux usb.... 10 years ago!
lyiriyah 8 dias atrás
It's just a fucking four year old version of Lubuntu, which can be obtained for as little as FUCKING NOTHING
KEITH KUHN 8 dias atrás
Very interesting I like the fact that you had another person involved in it. For a second opinion. But like you say it all boils down to hardware. Well maybe not call but a lot correct ? Keith Kuhn
KEITH KUHN 8 dias atrás
I love your videos you're so enthusiastic I'm going to wait till after the glassware and then I'm going to find out if the xtra-pc really works. Yippee
OtterGauze 8 dias atrás
Were the editors on crack? This is amazing.
Light Joshe
Light Joshe 8 dias atrás
I have A Cruzer Blade
garlicbread 9 dias atrás
Bro that little SanDisk flash drive I paid like 5 bucks each at Wal-Mart and I bought like 20
The Undaunted
The Undaunted 9 dias atrás
How do I resurrect my old Sony Vaio laptop Y2K for writing my movie scripts on?
Tim Gentz
Tim Gentz 9 dias atrás
I actually like cloudready (chrome-O.S. like). Most linux distros dont like popular usb 3.0 external hard drives - works great in cloudready. And also runs great from flashdrive, so you dont have to even mess with your existing setup.
Eexpers 9 dias atrás
$80 is worth the "effort" of creating a live USB to linus? for real? LiLi takes like 10 mins what have you been smoking linus? UNIVERSAL USB INSTALLER will even download the iso for you its literally point and click many other simple easy tools too requires no skill -
William Mulreed
William Mulreed 9 dias atrás
2:10 LOL what the heck
Özer Tayiz
Özer Tayiz 9 dias atrás
Yeah, I would simply use a Lubuntu live USB. And then you can even backup files to an external hard drive, and install Lubuntu on the hard drive. Then it would work even faster...
Rln Bnvds
Rln Bnvds 9 dias atrás
Great Videos and as always, the dumbest (face) thumbnails.
vidyaWolf 9 dias atrás
"The extra time to create a bootable Linux USB drive" ummm.... about 5 minutes. If you don't know what you're doing. For that price you can get a NEW computer that's reasonably fast.
Ob Fuscated
Ob Fuscated 10 dias atrás
I've converted a couple of older folks to Linux because it does what they want and does it reliably. Remember when Redmond changes shit Windows users have to learn a "new" OS too.
tgmforum tgmforum
tgmforum tgmforum 10 dias atrás
Ok, I know what this thing really is, and it's sickeningly ingenious. When tech-challenged folks end up with their PC slowing down to TRS-80 levels, they don't think in terms of malware and plain ol' software updating itself out of your physical memory capacity. So they see this turn-key system and suddenly they have an albeit slow but usable computer and they think it somehow fixed their existing computer.
David Crabb
David Crabb 10 dias atrás
I'd just clone the disk to SSD for 45 bux.
Snow Man
Snow Man 10 dias atrás
"Is this tab still loading?!" :( my gaming pc takes this long to load tabs
Shadowhunter 10 dias atrás
I dunno, $50 is still way too much for essentially a live usb. A 10-20% markup is one thing, but this is 5-10 times the price just for burning a linux image on it. (I recently got a 32 GB flashdrive -- non sandisk -- off Amazon for 4.99 American rupees)
fona mcjimmyjimmy
fona mcjimmyjimmy 10 dias atrás
I wanna buy the version you made because my laptop is probably worse than that usb
Matthew MEL
Matthew MEL 10 dias atrás
Tigran margaryan
Tigran margaryan 11 dias atrás
For 49.99
Tigran margaryan
Tigran margaryan 11 dias atrás
Your better off buying an ssd ang some extra ram
Joseph Upton
Joseph Upton 11 dias atrás
Does anyone else think that Anthony should have his own channel? "Computing cool with Anthony".
php developer
php developer 11 dias atrás
lol u can throw that usb to trash / offer you CNN and msnbc fake news on fake usb lol
alex joseph
alex joseph 12 dias atrás
hi linus can u make a video about System 76 Linux hardware beast ( Please
Pokémon Freak
Pokémon Freak 12 dias atrás
Hitler 12 dias atrás
I don't trust my grandma with any Electronics she's just going to end up sending money to some Nigerian prince or download more RAM
Aaron Votan
Aaron Votan 12 dias atrás
Who edited this? 😂
B4D-W0LF 13 dias atrás
I have an idea. Get a lenovo t550, grandma!
B4D-W0LF 13 dias atrás
A Segway into MEMES
Edgar Renje
Edgar Renje 13 dias atrás
2:30 How they just used a SanDisk USB drive and put a sticker on it....
Chuos Game
Chuos Game 15 dias atrás
He sounds like Michael Scott
Ali Mohammad
Ali Mohammad 15 dias atrás
The people that linus brings in from his team are the ones you see in the movies
HDTVStreamers 15 dias atrás
Actualy I have set up NUMEROUS elderly people with Linux Mint. All of them were overjoyed!
HDTVStreamers 4 dias atrás
You know wjen windows 8 came out microsoft moved to the teletubies interface , taking away all of the traditional menus in apps. This to me was the single biggest deterrent for not continuing to use windows for anything. It meant that many functions became hidden instead of obvious . in most distro of linux those menus remain as they also do in osx . If you ask me, microsft is making windows harder to use with each release
B4D-W0LF 13 dias atrás
a good version of pre-installed stuff on a Linux is badass for old grannies. problem is, you really need some bang for your buck pc for some good performance these days. and that's why you need linus tech tips division dedicated for old grannies
MarcellPick. 15 dias atrás
My grandma uses Windows 7, only using Thunderbird, and Chrome
tgmforum tgmforum
tgmforum tgmforum 10 dias atrás
I've been trying to wean people off of old-fashioned locally stored MUA's for decades now. Gmail is really the safest bet, especially when you're the tech go-to in your family.....everything is fixable from traveling.
Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic 16 dias atrás
puppy linux = Rufus bam you got a grandma frendly linux distro
Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic 16 dias atrás
just do puppy linux
richard klegin
richard klegin 16 dias atrás
steam is only in ubuntu , bullshit you are dumb as hell . before you talk about shit you do not know do your research
richard klegin
richard klegin 16 dias atrás
how about buy a usb for $15 and install linux to it or any other distro
Aquelite 16 dias atrás
What's the thing on the bottom right thing during the screen capture in the beginning
Plonk Plonk
Plonk Plonk 16 dias atrás
why evryone trys to market a cheesy deal ... e.g. demonstrating using google
Sp1du 16 dias atrás
Im a simple man, i see 3d pinball i press like
Juxe Beats
Juxe Beats 17 dias atrás
This guy sounded like a girl at the very beggining. "lEtS pLaY"
CodfishCatfish 17 dias atrás
Hasn’t Gran got learn to alter the boot configuration in the bios.... good luck as with most Sony laptops as it’s locked down with a non disclosed password. Only Sony have the password!! FileRes is like VoidTools -Everything search which works with Wildcards. My opinion .... granny should stick to her old PC, roll a spliff and enjoy a good joint while she’s waiting for Windows to load. These guys should have run Conky on their distro and seen how hard it was processing.
Pauluz de Boskabouter
Pauluz de Boskabouter 17 dias atrás
Hehe the first 2 secs I thought I've heard a Chipmunk haha
Atryix 717
Atryix 717 17 dias atrás
Julian Gaming waters
Julian Gaming waters 17 dias atrás
15:09 (Ignore This Comment)
Shovan Roy
Shovan Roy 17 dias atrás
What's your typing speed... That was damn fast how you typed 😮
Alexander Nähring
Alexander Nähring 17 dias atrás
Creating a Linux Live USB Stick took a tech guy 1 hour, oh my ;-) More like 5 minutes I'd wager. And please use HW acceleration
Mythical DJ
Mythical DJ 17 dias atrás
The Linux has a malware installed... CRHROMIUM THE ANNOYING BROWSER
Conor Haddock
Conor Haddock 18 dias atrás
Linus, you know what youre talking about, but what is this shit? Did you need the money? Everything you say is suspect after this
GalaxyStar 18 dias atrás
I finally found out what that game was 9 years ago! 3D Pinball
darcipeeps 18 dias atrás
It’s a nice transition... To what? *video ends*
Petriccione's Channel
Petriccione's Channel 18 dias atrás
My gran was pretty happy using ubuntu for a few years after I set up chrome and the this is a reasonable idea.
nccrawford 18 dias atrás
Anthony seems like the sweetest person at LTT- and perhaps the most knowledgable... I'd always rather listen to him than ANYONE else there.
Balla21 18 dias atrás
Remember the days when if you had a computer that was as fast as Linus is using now your job had the floor because it was so goddam fast not to date myself but I remember those days clearly
MrLeonardo3111 18 dias atrás
"Normally Steam is only available in Ubuntu" LIES, steam work on much all linux distros debian based, arch based, suse, solus, etc...
Dale Cee
Dale Cee 18 dias atrás
Puppy Linux is FREE and better
Duck Fischer
Duck Fischer 18 dias atrás
I like you new friend hes chill....
Dancer2016 18 dias atrás
Seems everything on that USB stick are free programs, even the free Ubuntu or Linux OS. Wow, people will get burned with that.
flyl0 18 dias atrás
Damn your voice is horrible lol
Voiceborne 18 dias atrás
>CNN >MSNBC >"dat _news_ from all da sourcez"
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