Portable VM-supporting distro?
I got to thinking ...
What are the possibilities/issues in using a thumbdrive-based small footprint distro with Xen installed to support virtual machines on the thumbdrive?
- The thumbdrive would need to be of sufficient size to fit the distro, plus the VMs
- The computer on which the thumbdrive was booted would need to be able to support the RAM requirements shared among the VMs
- Licensing a problem with proprietary OSs, and applications?
- Thumbdrive access would be slower than hard drive access, but I think faster than CDROM (LiveCD) distros.
- Both Linux and Windows could be supported, and run simultaneously.
- Unlike LiveCDs, thumbdrives are writable devices.
I'm interested in your thoughts.