Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex Iskold
MojoPac got a round of applause here at DEMOfall for demonstrating portable technology that looked like pure magic. MojoPac allows Windows users to save their entire PC onto a USB or iPod. The users can then plug the portable storage into any other PC and that PC will have exactly the same software and settings their original PC had.
During the DEMO show, the company had 2 computers - one running a standard English version of Windows and another one that was running a localized Windows version in, I think, a flavor or Arabic or Hindu. In other words, they were totally different system with different configuration, settings and locale. The demonstrator copied the contents of the English-version of Windows onto an iPod - then walked over, plugged it in and in a matter of a few seconds, the entire PC was restored and ready to go. This looked more like a Houdini trick than technology, except that it is real. Here is how RingCube describes it:
ÄúWith MojoPac you can turn any portable storage device - an iPod, USB flash or hard drive, even a cell phone or digital camera memory cardÄì into your PC. Simply install the MojoPac software on your favorite device, copy your files, select the applications, settings and environment preferences you use regularly, and MojoPac will mirror the capabilities and functionality of a private and secure PC. Whenever you plug your MojoPac enabled storage device into a Windows XP based PC, MojoPac will automatically launch, magically turning the host PC into the customized and private PC you enjoy at home, work or school. Instead of lugging your computer/lap top, you can pack up your entire PC and carry it in your pocket wherever you go.Äú