iPod As a Disruptive PC Boot Device?

Sure Slashdot’s all worked up about the headline “Has Google Peaked?” but the real fun of the article is at the end where the idea of using iPods loaded with OS 10.4 to boot Intel PCs and sending MSFT into spasms is the real neat idea:) Just think about. A 20 gig hard drive you carry around loaded with a functional operating system and lots of your stuff. Just plug in and boot up. Cool

PBS | I, Cringely . August 25, 2005 – Has Google Peaked?
Every one of those iPods is a bootable drive. What if Apple introduces OS 10.5, its next super-duper operating system release, and at the same time starts loading FOR FREE the current operating system version — OS 10.4 — on every new iPod in a version that runs on generic Intel boxes? What if they also make 10.4 a free download through the iTunes Music Store?