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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
When travelling on a business trip or extended vacation, not many can survive with just an Android smartphone or iOS device like an iPad or iPod Touch. A Macbook, Macbook Air, or Windows 7 laptop is essential for productivity but not always enough. A Linux user, on the other hand, should have plenty of power on hand to keep a trip safe, productive, and ready for any emergencies.
The Survival Kit
1. Knoppix LiveUSB - Knoppix has excellent hardware support and applications that run perfectly even from a LiveUSB. Even an older Knoppix release includes VirtualBox for OS virtualization.Knoppix's small footprint on a USB allows plenty of available space for backing up files and transferring to other platforms, too.