FAQ OS-on-a-Stick



How can I test OS-on-a-stick?

Buy the article OS-on-a-stick-evaluation for 0.00 Euro via our webshop. After a few minutes you will receive an email with the link to download the image.
Then copy this image to a USB stick using a tool or the corresponding command. You can then boot your computer, PC, laptop or thin client directly from this stick.

What happens when the trial period expires?

OS-on-a-stick shows the remaining time in days when the client is starting. 
When the test period has expired, a PIN must be entered in order to continue using the stick.

Will software be installed on my PC?

No. The openthinclient-OS boots from the USB stick. All settings and configurations (e.g. setting up a Windows terminal server connection) are saved on the stick. The hard drive built into the PC or laptop is not used and no software is installed.

Can I install the openthinclient-OS on the hard disk / a built-in memory?

Yes. In principle, you can also write the image to a built-in memory. (Note that the entire disk is used by openthinclient-OS.)


If I want to buy the stick, how does it work?

You buy a usage authorization for 12, 24 or 36 months via the web shop. You will then receive an invoice or delivery note with a PIN code. Enter this PIN code in the local management. Then a usage authorization is requested from the openthinclient server and activated.

How is the usage authorization activated?

The usage authorization is activated based on your MAC address.


What hardware requirements are there?

OS-on-a-stick only runs with Intel-x86-compatible hardware. For performance reasons we recommend using a 64 bit platform with at least 1GB RAM.
ARM architecture, e.g. Raspberry is not supported!