Can This USB Stick Resurrect Your Old PC?

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  • Jeff Jankiewicz
    Jeff Jankiewicz 5 saatler önce

    Or use Hiren`s boot usb, has programs that may fix your boot drive...has mini xp for copying your data out.

  • Jeff Jankiewicz
    Jeff Jankiewicz 5 saatler önce

    Xtra pc is a waste of money. It`s just a linux boot. Something you can do yourself on the cheap...just need a flash drive$$, Etcher and Linux Mint are free.

  • ooo ooo
    ooo ooo 10 saatler önce

    5:20 "What is this based on"...
    "Probably Lubuntu"
    Yeah you remembered well what Linus just read by 4:54 ...
    I agree with you Linus. The price is reasonable for someone who don't want, or simply can't go through the hassle of setting up a bootable Linux Drive.
    Also, even though it would look obvious that Linux covers basic needs such are firing up the internet, it is not that simple to have people use it. Sooner or later there is likely to happen something that will not make them happy like an unsupported driver or software. As for steam mostly we're talking for simple games compatible. I have 100+ games on my account yet there is under 10 compatible with Linux. This raise the issue of commercial software overall. I tired to have people stop using cracked versions of Windows and go legal by proposing them Linux. Always free. No need to pay. But often you need to fiddle things to have it work. And this is where they are not happy. When they start feeling it is a tech savvy thing they just don't want to go further. As soon as they want to add software the are lost. When there are expected to have specific software installed and there is no Linux edition they are in trouble. So well. I love Linux but fact is it is still million years from being an interesting OS oftentimes even for people with small needs (because of their fear which as nothing to do with the OS actually). 20 years back I was dreaming of a wider share for Linux and better support for the software I care of. Today I understand it will unlikely happen while I'm alive. I'd dream of Ubisoft, THQ, Steinberg, Arturia, you name it to have legit Linux versions of their software but that would add development cost I don't think they would even consider taking at all. It's just not worth it.

  • alex ojideagu
    alex ojideagu 16 saatler önce

    FireFox out of the Box. That should be a Slogan

  • Daniel Rollins
    Daniel Rollins 23 saatler önce

    Shoot that's my computer speed currently

  • Nic Gamer
    Nic Gamer Gün önce

    just buy a flash drive and format it for more storage

  • Mike TheNerd
    Mike TheNerd Gün önce

    i just wanna be as geeked as you are and make vids with you

  • Cain Johnson
    Cain Johnson Gün önce

    LOL That's just Ubuntu's 'try before you install' option to allow window users to try a linux operating system before committing. It's a g'damn free program you can download.

  • kevin coones
    kevin coones Gün önce

    Hi I thought that the USB stick would just add more ram.

  • Dreck Curryabueva
    Dreck Curryabueva Gün önce

    Is this vista theres widgets LOL

  • DragonGGamer
    DragonGGamer Gün önce

    this is literally my computer speed at the start

  • geraldo hendriks
    geraldo hendriks Gün önce

    Yeah Extreme Fever? you're dead!

  • buck pyles
    buck pyles 2 gün önce

    check out zorin os

  • Fellatio Belsen
    Fellatio Belsen 2 gün önce

    I love fatty fatty wang eye! Is it wearing a dead squid on its head?

  • Mihail Panaiotov
    Mihail Panaiotov 2 gün önce

    add security anywhere you need it protection, tell the neighborhood your home is protected !

  • Mihail Panaiotov
    Mihail Panaiotov 2 gün önce

    Ring Doorbell 300$? Whis is bad ass ! Ring Doorbell !

  • Naman Narula
    Naman Narula 2 gün önce

    Grandma can't sudo

  • The Linux Tweaker
    The Linux Tweaker 3 gün önce

    Guys this is one of your better Videos you have made SUPER LIKE ON THIS ONE LINUS!! Guys, It saddens me to see people using Linux to rip off old people, Flippin losers!! This Video, It has inspired me to make and distribute USB versions of the latest Puppy Linux Bionic Dog an extremely lightweight Linux distro and I'm going to tweak each one to be personalized to each person whom I give one too. And I will sell these for only the cost of the drive and perhaps a few dollars to keep me going, I did this with my Wife's puppy it's called Jennifer's Linux with a tweaked out desktop to look like Windows XP somewhat. My wife is a lifetime Windows user and has been testing this for the past year with two different versions she run on her core 2 duo 2008 dell laptop, her hard drive went out long ago and she has been using her laptop with this 128gb Cruserglide USB, not too much unlike the one in the video that I made for her over a year ago now and she loves Linux she said to tell you Linux can be used by anyone even Grandma, if it set up right! LOL, I did update her drive to the latest version Bionic Dog that came out in the spring and this update went well with the new version seeing her old save file and then using her old settings this went smooth and it booted the tweaked desktop I had set up in the previous version from the save file. Puppy Linux is absolutely perfect for older XP rigs with at least 1 GB of ram although I've seen it used on 512 MB of ram pc that used to run windows 2000 pro LOL I do recommend at least 1GB for a smooth experience as this OS boots up In ram only and you might get on youtube and it might lag out! LOL, But the Ubuntu-based versions of this OS are still supported and will seriously breath new life into old dying Computers from the early to mid-2000s! I don't think it gets the credit it deserves for this because a lot of people don't know about it. But it is by far the fastest full-featured out of the box Linux experience you can have in a small and fast booting Linux distro! You can add the latest crome because it's Ubuntu-based so it can install the deb file strait from the Chrome website. Just the fact that these Old PC's can run a modern web browser with a current flash player is amazing to me! I will make anyone a drive like this on the cheap or even explain how they can make of their own for themselves, so send em my way Extra PC! What a bunch of horse crap this company makes me mad and Anthony why did he put an OS on the USB that is only running a try it before you buy it version of a Linux os that is running off that USB like a hard drive just as the previous version tried?? Of course, both will run slow they are using a 2.0 USB as a hard drive! LOL No, I'm talking about an OS that runs solely in Ram after booting from the USB and never needs to access it again and it would run on your Pentium D like a rapped ape as long as you had 1gb of ram

  • Average Gamer 1.0
    Average Gamer 1.0 3 gün önce

    *Zooms in* Shutdown needs to install updates


  • Average Gamer 1.0
    Average Gamer 1.0 3 gün önce

    The PC is slow becuase granny is using windows vista 🤣👌

  • NCG
    NCG 3 gün önce

    So basically instead of doing this you could simply install Linux yourself

  • Fire_Rice
    Fire_Rice 3 gün önce

    Lol the delays are normal for my laptop

  • Jay Brooks
    Jay Brooks 3 gün önce

    Puppy linux.. you guys need a linux guy.. hit me up.. I’m OS agnostic!(tm)

  • Peter Kelly
    Peter Kelly 3 gün önce +1

    Since I installed Linux on my parent's computer my tech call outs have been extremely rare.

  • Kinos141
    Kinos141 3 gün önce

    Or get them a new computer.

  • Tao Chen
    Tao Chen 3 gün önce

    I built my own Ubuntu portable Ubuntu on a 128g flash drive

  • NonChalant Croissant
    NonChalant Croissant 3 gün önce

    wHaT tHe HeLl, GrAn, YoU sHoUldNt OpEn MoRe TaBs WhEn OnE tAb Is LoAdInG

  • YouTube_Sisi
    YouTube_Sisi 4 gün önce

    That’s faster than my laptop windows 10

  • Ratan Bharadwaj
    Ratan Bharadwaj 4 gün önce

    You think core 2 quad is low end?!
    I have a core 2 duo. xD

  • codie sargent
    codie sargent 4 gün önce

    My Nan has an iMac from 2019
    I’m screwed cuz she came from windows xp

  • TheJohnDenim
    TheJohnDenim 4 gün önce

    Meanwhile, Gran has $800,000 in the bank....

  • Niccster10
    Niccster10 5 gün önce

    the commercials for xtrapc are hilariously dumb

  • kalexander777
    kalexander777 5 gün önce

    Man, your name is literally 1 letter from being Linux. Need to get your Linux game on already and become a junkie. sudo apt install linus-linux-helper

  • antonio quinonez
    antonio quinonez 5 gün önce

    OMG, it's Lunux!

  • antonio quinonez
    antonio quinonez 5 gün önce

    I say, take money from ignant people.

  • malik BA
    malik BA 5 gün önce +1

    so basically take a 128GB USB3.1 flashdrive and boot an OS on it ? rly ??

    • 100Bucks
      100Bucks Gün önce

      yup, just like people put kodi on a firestick and say it's jailbroken. Sale it for double the price.

  • Tony Burzio
    Tony Burzio 5 gün önce

    You'd give Windows to a parent? That's nuts, Linux Mint is the only way...

  • Nissan Bahar
    Nissan Bahar 6 gün önce

    Well.. thats nice but.. the new Keepod now available at £12, Chrome OS onboard, high capacity, etc.. And when you you Get 1 Keepod you Give 1 to charity.

  • XtremeConditions
    XtremeConditions 6 gün önce

    I mean it's moronic to have put this on a USB 2.0 drive though. I could be wrong, but I could swear that USB 3 flash drives do actually perform better than a USB 2 flash drive, even in a 2.0 port. Other than that, if it included a simple user manual and whatever else, it doesn't seem like such a bad product, but I also think it's pretending to be a magic bullet like Linus said, and it just isn't.

    GE PLAYER 6 gün önce

    Is there somewhere we can download the LTT wallpaper?

  • Abhijeet Dash
    Abhijeet Dash 6 gün önce

    Anthony really needs a bra....

  • Piotr Kost
    Piotr Kost 6 gün önce

    nice stick usb

  • dusty berard
    dusty berard 7 gün önce

    Nice that they subvert TRclips premium by Hocking products in the videos as well.... really two ads in one video come on guys!

  • Eniola Roach
    Eniola Roach 7 gün önce

    My grandma died

  • Loredana Gheorghe
    Loredana Gheorghe 7 gün önce

    Linus Resurrection

  • Ethan James
    Ethan James 7 gün önce

    Just intall Linux Linus.

  • donny Martin
    donny Martin 7 gün önce

    wish I had seen this before I got that P. O. S.!

  • IonShard
    IonShard 8 gün önce

    I actually installed xubuntu on my parents old laptop, mainly because someone had updated it to windows 10 but a lot of the hardware in it had no win 10 drivers.
    And yeah xubuntu is really light weight and hella fast by comparison to windows on older hardware, but it turns out that wasn't really something my parents cared about. the laptop was basically what they used for stuff they couldn't do on an ipad (which they used for facebook, internet, etc). so the laptop was just there to update and connect various devices to the internet e.g. a tomtom GPS.... I think you can guess that these various devices did not have linux drivers.

  • MindTroll The Great
    MindTroll The Great 8 gün önce

    well at the end you could just download linux and instal it permanantly FOR FREE. So they actualy steal the money of dumb pc user .

  • T4NGZ
    T4NGZ 8 gün önce

    Linus chromium is malware

  • Victor Hugo Alvarez Damasceno

    Its Core 2 Quad? No its an Pentium D!!! Kkk Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooly shit!!

  • Bl00d_Lu$t UPSB
    Bl00d_Lu$t UPSB 8 gün önce

    why the fuck in every autoplay, your video is next, I'm sick of it, I don't even like your videos wtf youtube :/

  • Victor Hugo Alvarez Damasceno

    Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolly shit

  • WIlis matrix
    WIlis matrix 8 gün önce

    what is this stupid shid ?? it is noàt complicated ou have an old computer to make it it high speed performance throw it and buy another one no stupid USB drive will make it run faster ! lol

  • Molon Labe!
    Molon Labe! 8 gün önce

    Sorry but my grandmother isnt gay af.

  • Dave Quinn
    Dave Quinn 8 gün önce

    His voice alone is enough to drive anyone to end the video.

  • emerald slayer
    emerald slayer 9 gün önce

    Ok, I am young but I can make a boot drive of Linux using chrome in only a few minutes, does that mean I can just work for them now?

  • absolutely amazing
    absolutely amazing 9 gün önce +1

    I had saw them say facebook I had to check what *YEAR* this was uploaded in

  • The_intellectual
    The_intellectual 9 gün önce +12

    I'm doing grandmother stuff

    Waiting for pinball to load

  • Ing. Aryan Serrano Garcia

    where can i buy xtrapc?

  • Troy Taylor
    Troy Taylor 9 gün önce

    My 81 year old mom has been using Linux Mint on SSD for 5 years. She likes KDE KPatience Solitaire Suite.

  • MrStoffzor
    MrStoffzor 10 gün önce

    When it's so easy to just make fresh windows installs I don't see why anyone tries anythin else to "resurrect" their pc's...

    • IonShard
      IonShard 8 gün önce

      fact is distros like xubuntu and lubuntu are very light weight, i.e. they take very little processing power to run. this makes the OS and applications a lot more responsive on older hardware. reinstalling windows isn't going to change the fact that its windows, and designed to run on a minimum hardware spec.

  • Kevin Racette
    Kevin Racette 10 gün önce

    I put my mother up on Linux Mint...on a $15 dollar laptop from Goodwill.
    Still cheaper than this option.

  • Dogs Sing
    Dogs Sing 10 gün önce +2

    Looks pretty good for what it is as a backup system. Just advertise it as one and they can sell without problems.

  • Maddax
    Maddax 10 gün önce

    I don't need to resurrect it :')

  • PawelGBW
    PawelGBW 10 gün önce

    You act like an idiot

  • The Proer / Advane
    The Proer / Advane 10 gün önce +1

    Making a linux (I've made 3 ubuntu usbs) usb is actually really easy you only need to format the usb download the iso and use etcher (or any other burner) to create the bootable usb. Only takes 10 minutes, even ubuntu's website has a tutorial

  • S H
    S H 11 gün önce

    I can barely understand one out of five words you TRY to say. How about taking a real ENGLISH course-the 4-year kind, not the 3 month class you took in 6th grade, in whatever third world-non-English island you are from. Leave ENGLISH to the English speaking world, like America.

  • Rohit Mit
    Rohit Mit 11 gün önce

    Sooo the usb has a os in it

  • R. A.
    R. A. 12 gün önce

    Hate your face

  • Ievgen Tkach
    Ievgen Tkach 12 gün önce

    Just use Palemoon to play youtube vids...

  • Ievgen Tkach
    Ievgen Tkach 12 gün önce +4

    My olds use Linux for 7-10 years already. And it works...

  • Virtual Sky Tate
    Virtual Sky Tate 13 gün önce

    It's just a scam boys , a scam

  • a a
    a a 13 gün önce

    linus: oof

    NARWA 13 gün önce

    Uh...NO. This is clearly a scam sham product. Lubuntu SUCKS for one thing; there are other lightweight Linux distros out there that are far superior: MX, Mint, Solus, Peppermint, even Puppy Linux. Secondly, the USB wold have to be compatible with the architecture you have; Third, and something that was not investigated here, is what is the size (if any) of the swap partition??? That will make all the difference in how much one is affected by hardware limitations! If you've got no more than say 1.5GB of physical memory you're gonna need a swap partition twice as large on the USB stick and it still may be sluggish. Lastly considering that Linux is FREE and that you can get a 32 - 64GB USB for under $20, the markup is absurdly high. It costs next to nothing to ship these and they're probably purchased in bulk to begin with. I wouldn't be surprised if half of their inventory of USB sticks were either refurbs or bricks in the first place.

  • Noah Gregory
    Noah Gregory 14 gün önce

    Quit talking about Ubuntu. "Steam is only available on Ubuntu?" Cut the BS. Steam is available on so many other distributions. And if you want to talk base distros, Ubuntu is based on Debian, so if you want to be more configurable with your setup, you should probably use Debian.

  • craftnut
    craftnut 14 gün önce

    ahh yes "libroffice"

  • MrHuckabst
    MrHuckabst 14 gün önce

    Buy grandma a iPad.

  • der bender
    der bender 14 gün önce +4

    cmon lubuntu even runs on a literally 20 y/o intel atom n270 (i tested that) rather snappy so whats the deal...?

    • der bender
      der bender 7 gün önce

      @IonShard not to mention an ssd even cheapest and slowest will do

      then its wicked fast

    • IonShard
      IonShard 8 gün önce

      they're running the OS from a USB 2 thumb drive. If it was actually installed to the HDD it would perform a lot better.

  • Mergatroid Mania
    Mergatroid Mania 15 gün önce +2

    You really think this is a good value? They only have to set it up once and then copy it. It's way over priced as well as being pretty useless. It didn't make anything faster, which is supposed to be the entire point of purchasing it.
    I repair PCs for a living and I can honestly tell you most grandparents wouldn't have a clue what to do with linux. As soon as anything out of the ordinary happened they would be lost. I noticed you didn't even try any windoze software. What happens when Memaw comes home with some piece of software from bestbuy and can't get it to work?
    My recommendation to grandma would be a $100 HP small forms 2nd to 4th gen i5 pc from a recycling centre and 4gb of ram with at least a 250gb hard drive. Literally $100 Canadian, and never more than $150 fully pre configured. All grandma would need is someone to transfer her files and bookmarks. This is a much better value, and granny gets a nice, speedy windoze experience in an environment she's used to, and it will run circles around that stupid linux stick plugged into an ancient, decrepid old pc.
    Those sticks are a total waste of money and make promises they don't keep.

  • Paulo Silva
    Paulo Silva 15 gün önce

    it is amazing how GNU/Linux provided such radical change on computing history

  • BionicMerlin
    BionicMerlin 15 gün önce

    I'd just download Ubuntu or Mint and make a bootable USB stick off it.

    • BionicMerlin
      BionicMerlin 14 gün önce +1

      @Nil Volentibus Arduum Download it as an ISO. I use ISO2USB, but you can even make a bootable USB from a CMD prompt.

    • Nil Volentibus Arduum
      Nil Volentibus Arduum 14 gün önce +2

      tell me more

  • Arnoldus
    Arnoldus 16 gün önce

    But how did Granny hack into my computer??? Just for fun, I use an old HP Compaq AMD Athlon 64 bit, wit pre isnalled Vista an Ubuntu 19.04 running on it. Well, more like nordic walking on it, because it teleports me in a different timezone, each time I get obducted by it... But, today, I materialised in this quite usefull channel, so I'll hit subscribe. Becoming a member might be a bit difficult, because I expect Latinum is not currency in 2019? - Yes, Roddenberry was an obductee too.. ;-) And no, I'm no alien lifeform, allthough I must confess, I'm the closest form to it, 'cause I'm Dutch! So, tot ziens! :-)

  • Happy Hands
    Happy Hands 16 gün önce +22

    its just a thumb drive linux, that you can get for free

  • David Hoskins
    David Hoskins 16 gün önce +2

    Computers don't get slower, the OS's get crappier and overbearing. Plus cracked software is full of spy shit. It's all designed to make you buy more stuff, which we all do... everntually. Just reinstall the original OS and clean the system (+ don't forget to backup their emails), and all will be fine for what your grandparents use it for.

    • Mergatroid Mania
      Mergatroid Mania 15 gün önce

      Actually thats not true. When capacitors srart going bad on the motherboard or in the powersupply, it can cause the pc to run slow. A faulty hard drive can do the same thing.

  • Mario
    Mario 16 gün önce +1

    I'd just buy a chromebook instead of doing this.

  • manuel adames
    manuel adames 17 gün önce

    Good sublime shot with the wire in hand.

  • charan reddy
    charan reddy 17 gün önce

    Do you have Xtra PC 64 Bit Windows OS ISO

  • Manal Osman
    Manal Osman 17 gün önce

    *sigh* i can finally run fortnite.

  • Jacob Schneider
    Jacob Schneider 17 gün önce

    Good point david

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  • Bela Kovacs
    Bela Kovacs 17 gün önce

    so it just a simple usb stick with a preinstalled and modificated linux... from USB 3.0 and min 32G the best choice if you make a same stick but with a linux lite or with a lubuntu. better than this "Xtra-PC" and everyone can make it who know how can install a linux (ubuntu based) ohh and debian based sparky linuxes too

  • Ahmed Hameed
    Ahmed Hameed 17 gün önce +2

    You even didn't compare them at all !!! Im sure speed the same

  • Vulpovile
    Vulpovile 19 gün önce

    You guys realize with windows 7 you can just go to the arrow and press "Shut down without updating", right?

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    Cazander Hedegaard 19 gün önce


  • Psycho EM Tommy
    Psycho EM Tommy 19 gün önce

    12:13 lol today a person was knocking on my door but when I opened the door there was no one I might need to get this

  • RajJ Gaming
    RajJ Gaming 19 gün önce

    Get ssd and 8gb ram for 30 here

  • Mike G
    Mike G 19 gün önce

    You can avoid the Windows updates install by shutting down through Windows Security Options (ctrl+alt+del) :-)

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    Digby Dooright 19 gün önce +3

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