Here's my two cents, adjusted for inflation. Back with 2009.x, I was never competent enough to get PCLOS onto a USB stick. I found it helpful to buy an external DVD-rw for about eighty bucks (US$). I can install all my PCLOS versions, play movies, etc. Usually I leave the dvd-rw at home, and break it out when needed. For me, in the long run, that was the simplest way to get PCLOS onto my Acer Aspire One. By the way, mine only has 8gigs of memory, no HD, just flash memory. I have 512meg ram. It sometimes takes a bit of shoe-horning to get PCLOS on, but with some judicious program removal with Synaptic it runs smoothly. I like having the iso on a more permanent medium than flash. Besides, it's handy having an extra dvd-rw around for my netbook, my towers, my laptop, and all.