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    Right so my mac died on me this summer and I'm obviously going to need to install linux on my other laptop. I plan to boot it from a USB.

    Do you think a 64GB USB would be sufficient?
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    Yes, it would be sufficient in terms of storage space.

    It would not be sufficient to use a USB stick as a daily operating system drive though. The amount of reads/writes that the modern Linux OS makes would cook your USB in very short time and the speed, even with USB3, would make the whole experience very slow.

    Unless you're talking about putting a Linux ISO on the USB to boot from and then install to a proper disk, in which case carry on.
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    Definitely enough - even 8GB should be fine, actually, or 4GB if it's just the install ISO.

    But like the poster above said, don't actually run it off the USB stick, it'll be painfully slow.
 
 
 
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