Anyone ever try "Tails"?

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    Anyone ever try "Tails"?

    Has anyone ever used this live-boot operating system called "Tails"? Looks intriguing but wondering if it really performs as advertized.
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    Ive used various USB and on-disk versions of linux. They work well but are rather slow for day to day stuff

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    It's a nice enough idea, but the very places where it would be most useful, say publicly accessible computers in internet cafes and libraries, often have very restrictive access to getting the machine to reboot at all in the first instance, and then making sure it would reboot from a USB device.
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    The most useful thing for thumb drive operating systems is that it allows you to easily debug computer issues that you aren't certain are related to hardware or software (the operating system installed on the machine, drivers, etc, etc). I'm sure someone is itching to state more effective ways of doing this, but I know I've been able to quickly solve some problems in the past using this method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    Ive used various USB and on-disk versions of linux. They work well but are rather slow for day to day stuff
    Not if correctly optimized.
    Most of the distro live images compromise performance and general usability for the sake of being an installer.
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