From the outside, Xtra-PC is initially only recognisable as a USB stick. However, the wealth of software is hidden in the Linux operating system, which activates when connected to a USB port. From this point on, the external operating system is supposed to virtually take care of itself and perform all other functions such as e-mails, videos or even spreadsheet processing. This product was developed to replace the operating systems of older computers, which had become too slow:
to replace them. According to the manufacturer, this should also work with PCs that are already ten years old or older. The device even starts working when the hard disk of the PC has already been removed. Only a functioning USB drive is required to activate the Linux operating system. From this point on, moreover, its use should no longer differ from other operating systems. Only the speed at which the individual processes are executed should increase significantly and thus correspond to current standards.
In recent years, it has become normal to use several programmes at the same time on a computer and to juggle ever increasing amounts of data and processes. However, on devices manufactured ten years ago, there are for the most part operating systems that can no longer keep up with these user demands. Replacing PCs for this reason alone is a rather dubious decision from an economic point of view. The Linux operating system on the Xtra-PC Stick is an alternative to buying new computers. The operating system itself does not have to be installed, but is activated by connecting the USB stick. Extensive knowledge of IT and operating systems is therefore not required for you to be able to use the advantages of the Xtra-PC.
The target group includes both private and professional users of the Xtra-PC Stick. If you are largely satisfied with your computer and do not want to spend hundreds of euros on a new computer just a few years after buying it, the new operating system can still help your PC to become faster. For professional users, there is another aspect to consider here. In addition to the cost of replacing the PCs, the data must also be transferred to the new computers. Finding a suitable time for this work during the working day is often difficult. The use of Xtra-PC, on the other hand, can help to make the work processes on the existing PCs more efficient without the need for prior replacement.
The advantages associated with using the Xtra-PC USB stick already begin with a look at the few requirements that become necessary for faster data processing. The only basic requirement is the presence of a USB drive. Via the USB port, the USB stick can be connected with just a flick of the wrist. The time required as well as the technical knowledge is thus limited to a minimum.
Once connected, the Linux operating system starts by itself and replaces the previously used operating system. However, it is not necessary to uninstall the operating system. Since the version of Linux used is completely on the Xtra-PC USB stick, it is also not necessary to have free space on the hard disk. If you have already removed the hard disk some time ago, Xtra-PC will still work and you will be able to work with the faster operating system.
Another advantage of this product is the available storage space. If you download software or other programmes, you will also find this data on the USB stick. You can choose from offers with 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage space. So you can choose the amount of memory that makes the most sense for your intended use of the Xtra-PC.
The manufacturer also promises users no restrictions compared to other Mac operating systems or Windows. Software for writing e-mails, playing music and videos as well as word processing and creating spreadsheets is also available. This should provide the basis for private and professional use. Nevertheless, you have up to 60 days to convince yourself of the advantages and functionality of the Xtra-PC USB stick. If you are not satisfied, you have the option of returning the product and receiving a refund of the purchase price.
Xtra-PC technical facts
Memory stick with 16, 32 or 64 GB
Linux operating system as a replacement for Windows or Mac
Easy to use as a USB stick
Also works with missing hard disk
Suitable for PCs, laptops and netbooks
Software included for:
Documents and spreadsheets
What are the Xtra-PC quality features?
The supplier of the Xtra-PC USB stick is based in the USA. It is therefore more than likely that the product itself is also manufactured abroad. The classic seals of quality such as the designation "Made in Germany" or the CE mark for production in Europe are not to be found on this USB flash drive. Nevertheless, there are some factors that can serve you as quality features. For example, the use of the Linux operating system in the form of a stick is suitable. Xtra-PC thus belongs to the operating systems that do not have to be stored on the hard disk. This makes it unnecessary to delete data or programmes in order to obtain new storage space.
The manufacturer has also programmed the Xtra-PC USB stick so that the faster data processing does not cause problems for the computer. It is therefore not necessary to adjust the ventilation settings or make other changes. The safety that comes from using Xtra-PC is evident both in terms of how easy it is to work with the new operating system and how it handles the hardware.
General Xtra-PC opinions
A positive feature of this USB stick is that even PCs and laptops that have not been used for a long time or from which the hard disk has been removed are compatible for use with the Xtra-PC. If you need a short-term replacement for a defective PC or want to pass the PC on to a relative or friend, the USB stick is very well suited for quickly forgetting the older year of manufacture in the use of the computers.
Thanks to the dual use of the USB sticks as a Linux operating system and free storage space, it is also possible to benefit from this combination when travelling. With the memory stick, it is easy to switch from a PC to a notebook within a very short time and to take the operating system and the downloaded software and data with you. This makes it easier to prepare for upcoming projects from home. With the Xtra-PC, working overtime on the PC in the office can soon be a thing of the past.
The opinions that other buyers have about this product are mostly positive. Forgotten computers and laptops could be made fit again with the USB stick for use by children, siblings or even grandparents, for example. The simple handling, which is completed in just one step, is also emphasised. Some users, however, criticise the neutral design. Only the manufacturer's logo makes it possible to distinguish the sticks from other dark memory sticks. If there are several USB sticks in a drawer, it is therefore advisable to reserve an additional marker or a fixed regular place so that you do not have to start looking for the right Xtra-PC stick first. Further customer reviews can be found via this link! *
Where can I order Xtra-PC?
The Xtra-PC memory stick is currently only available on the website created by The GiddyUp Group. First of all, you have the opportunity to get comprehensive information about the product. The second step is to click on the link that will take you to the sales form. You can currently choose from three different offers. These include USB sticks with:
32 GB or
64 GB storage space
The Xtra PC with 64 GB is sold with the designation "Pro" and is therefore also very suitable for professional users who are looking for an alternative to buying new for older computers in the office.
Buying through the official website has two advantages. The first advantage is the purchase of an original product. Especially when using company computers, no one should take a risk and use software that comes from an unknown source. Purchasing on the website is currently also associated with a discount of up to 50 %. In addition, there is a 40 % discount on the purchase of each additional Xtra-PC stick. If you are curious to test the Linux operating system yourself, this saving is a good opportunity not to completely exhaust the available budget.
Payment by credit card or PayPal is available for the purchase. Purchase on account is not available due to shipping from abroad. The 60-day return policy also begins at the time of purchase. You should therefore not leave the package at the post office or customs for too long in order to check whether you are satisfied with the Xtra-PC and would like to keep the stick within the applicable right of return.
Who is the provider of the product?
The provider of the Xtra-PC USB stick is:
The GiddyUp Group
16 North Oak Street
Compared to other products, this Linux operating system makes no secret of the fact that there is a difference between the manufacturer and the provider. While the manufacturer is responsible for the development and production of the Xtra-PC for the computer, The GiddyUp Group is responsible for the distribution of the products. This does not generally entail any disadvantages for the buyers. The manufacturers themselves often decide to take this step for cost reasons. If the shipping and customer support do not have to be set up by themselves, more financial resources are available for the development of new products. If you have problems with the USB stick, you can contact support by e-mail. With a request in English, you can be sure to get a quick answer without the support staff having to use translation software first.
General information about the Linux operating system
Since its initial introduction in the early 1990s, Linux has long been considered an insider's tip among operating systems. Nevertheless, Linus often had to settle for the places behind Windows and co. in the popularity scale. This rather slow development gave the programmers of the Linux operating systems the chance to concentrate even better on user feedback. User-friendliness has improved considerably with the versions released in recent years. Today, Linux is used by IT experts as well as in public authorities and private households.
One feature that has remained a constant in the Linux operating system is its compatibility with older systems. Compared to other operating systems, the makers do not ignore older PCs, but enable these owners to keep their performance at a high level until the end of the computer's life. The Xtra-PC USB stick takes advantage of this fact. The buyers benefit from a well thought-out operating system without having to upgrade the PC to a newer model.
Known FAQ about this product
Is a download required to use Xtra-PC?
The download of the Linux operating system is not necessary for the use of Xtra-PC. The complete programmes and software are on the USB stick supplied. This only has to be inserted into the appropriate connection on the PC or a mobile laptop. Comparable to a regular memory stick, the programmes open automatically afterwards.
Are there other operating systems available besides Linus?
The manufacturer currently offers Xtra-PC only in conjunction with Linux. However, this choice is not purely coincidental. Linux is one of the few operating system providers that also takes older PCs into account in its programming. Xtra-PC works on this basis and can make it possible to give older computers a rejuvenating cure.
What are the requirements for use?
For the USB stick to function properly, a USB drive must be present. If it is not possible to connect the stick and call up the operating system, the Xtra-PC cannot be used.
Does a hard disk have to be present in the PC?
A hard disk is no longer required to use Xtra-PC. This is convenient for buying a cheap older PC. Owners with IT experience remove the hard drive to prevent the new owners from gaining access to data stored on it. For this USB stick, only the USB drive must function properly.
Does the USB stick continue to function as a memory stick?
The Xtra-PC Stick not only contains the Linux operating system, but also storage space for downloading software or data. The manufacturer currently produces this product in three versions, each with 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage space. The latter bears the suffix "Pro" and is particularly recommended for professional use.