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How to Boot With a USB Drive

When you first begin using Peach OSI - You might want to boot from a USB device, like an external hard drive or a flash drive. When you boot from a USB device, what you're actually doing is running your computer with the operating system that's installed on the USB device. When you start your computer normally, you're running with the operating system installed on your hard drive. Follow these easy steps to boot from a flash drive or an external USB hard drive. Depending on the age of your computer you should be able to boot your computer with a USB device in one of the following ways.

Method 1 - Usually used on older computers - Boot to USB by editing your BIOS settings.

Note: Creating a bootable flash drive or configuring an external hard drive as bootable is a task in itself. Chances are that you made it to these instructions because you already know that whatever USB device that you have should be bootable after properly configuring your computer's BIOS.

Update: Peach OSI Kid - Wallpaper Submissions Wanted

Peach OSI Kid is well underway

As promised, Peach OSI Kid is well underway and out of the preliminary planning stages. For those of you who would like to give some suggestions as to what applications are on this distro, please feel free to add your comments below this Blog article.

Would you like for your child's artwork to end up as a wallpaper on this release? Please submit any and all artwork by email no later than Oct.15th, 2014. Send all entries to: All entries will be posted on this site for registered users to vote on so get your kids busy drawing today! 12 drawings will be selected to be installed as wallpaper for Peach OSI Kid. All artwork must be delivered to us in a digital format and will not be returned. The larger the image - the better it will appear on the distro.

Peach OSI Kid is meant for use by kids age 5 thru 9, (Kindergarten thru K-4). Peach OSI kids is designed to be a safe environment for kids to learn and play on their computer. Loaded with a safe web browser and tons of interactive fun and learning games and tools to help the young mind adjust to the digital age in a long-term meaningful way.

Peach OSI is Now Available via a Torrent

After opening this site on July 24th we've had numerous requests to get a torrent started. I'm happy to say that a couple of torrents are now up and running. One for the 32 bit and one for the 64 bit versions of Peach OSI in English only. They are both available on our downloads page. If those torrents go well we will also get torrents started for the multiple language versions of Peach OSI. If you understand how torrents work then you understand that it takes a community of downloaders and uploaders (leechers and seeders) to get a torrent fully populated so that the speeds for downloading increase. We will have one computer seeding the two torrents for 3 days. Hopefully enough people will jump on this opportunity and get them going to the point that these torrents will have their own community of users keeping them a viable alternative for downloading Peach OSI. If you have some bandwidth to spare, we would appreciate it if you would download the torrents and help seed the community. In either event, we have initiated our part.

The Differences Between a Linux System and a Windows System

Side by Side Comparison - Linux Versus Windows

One of the questions that I receive a lot is - "What is Linux/Peach OSI and how is it different than Windows?" It is a simple question that deserves a simple answer. Oh if life were that simple. None-the-less, with a little help from those far more adept at writing than me, below I've listed what most concur of the differences between Linux/Peach OSI and Windows. This article is especially for my father-in-law who drilled me recently to explain the differences.



The Works Awesome Applications

Short list: Firefox, Libre Office, DigiKam, Entangle, Gimp, Blender, Banshee, Ardour3, Evolution Webmail, Homebank Finance Manager and more.


32 Bit or 64 Bit?

As a general rule, use the 32 bit version of Peach OSI if you have less than 4GB or RAM and the 64 bit version if you have 4GB or more of RAM.


Peach Pi TV

How about a Peach Distro that allows you to have a fully functioning HD Home Theater PC for the Raspberry Pi? Well we have it. And you know what? We use it ourselves daily. Fast, functional and full of HTPC features!!


Peach Pi 16.04

Now this is what I'm talking about! We've built a lightning fast full desktop system for the Raspberry Pi. Oh you can get many operating systems for the Raspberry Pi but you have never seen anything like this.


Site Designed for Smart Phones

Simultaneously view our site Support Help or Video Tutorials on your Smart Phone while you install and begin to use Peach OSI on your computer.


More Questions?

Check out our Forum, FAQ sheet, or Fill out a Support Ticket. We also have Tutorials, Screenshots and Video Help available inside this site.


Free Download or Purchase Media

Downloads are Always Free

Go to the Downloads Page for the available downloads.

Go to the Purchase Page to purchase a DVD or Flash Drive.

We offer Peach OSI on DVD and on USB Flash Drives.


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