LivePC Technology Monica Lam, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Professor, Stanford University
Return control of computer desktops to IT depts <ul><li>IT Nightmares </li></ul><ul><li>Home computers infecting computers...
Vision <ul><li>“ The network is the computer” </li></ul><ul><li>The iPod / fingertip drive is your network accelerator </l...
VIRTUAL MACHINES and LivePCs TM <ul><li>X86 Virtual machine: “Virtual image of a computer” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, ...
LivePCs:  Simplifying System Administration   LivePCs:    Administrator updates   virtual machine images    on HTTP Server...
LivePCs / LivePC Engine on USB Drives <ul><li>Not just music, video, but entire LivePCs  </li></ul><ul><li>Portable LivePC...
Next Step in Computer Revolution mainframe mini workstation PC laptop usb
System Architecture <ul><li>Automatic updates </li></ul><ul><li>Public LivePC library </li></ul><ul><li>Private sharing </...
moka5 LivePC Engine <ul><li>Dynamic install on Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Manage LivePC subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Fet...
moka5 Products <ul><li>Software  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Edition (beta) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Ed...
Freedom: separating administration/OS, hw, user  Administrator End User OS + Applications PC host hardware Personal Enviro...
Freedom to work from home <ul><li>Universal problem  </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost and simple  </li></ul><ul><li>Company fire...
Freedom from carrying a laptop Traveling  without your laptop,    and the fear of losing it Traveling with only your encry...
Hardware Freedom <ul><li>Company environments    on employees’ computers </li></ul><ul><li>University environments    on s...
Personal Freedom <ul><li>Free to click any button on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Free to take your personal computer ev...
Freedom to Use Alternate OSes <ul><li>Runs on 300 Million PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Linux desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Aut...
Simple Integrated System to Replace Many Tools <ul><li>Imaging: Ghost  </li></ul><ul><li>Software deployment: SMS, Altiris...
Conclusions <ul><li>Ultimate mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative (locked down) environment in one click </li></ul><ul><...
Visit us <ul><li>Booth 109 </li></ul><ul><li>www.moka5.com </li></ul><ul><li>A mega review of USB drives at  http://www.mo...
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Slides used by moka5 (http://www.moka5.com) at the Birds of a Feather session at Large Installation System Administration (LISA) (http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa06/index.html) conference.

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  • I would add, freedom to stop programming and teach the world how to use this stuff.

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  • Reverse ASP is a tough concept to get in ones head without looking at the internals of Moka5, I feel. But I get it. And that's the part I love about it. My user preferences are now on my keychain USB drive and I can serve them to the host computer.
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    1. 1. LivePC Technology Monica Lam, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Professor, Stanford University
    2. 2. Return control of computer desktops to IT depts <ul><li>IT Nightmares </li></ul><ul><li>Home computers infecting computers in data center </li></ul><ul><li>Stolen laptops with credit cards </li></ul><ul><li>Zero-day exploits </li></ul><ul><li>Disasters </li></ul><ul><li>moka5: LivePCs, 1 st in using virtualization for consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Offers security, management, mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Combines the advantages of </li></ul><ul><li>Thin-clients: central management </li></ul><ul><li>Client computing: execution on local PC </li></ul><ul><li>Free software download / LivePC library at www.moka5.com </li></ul>
    3. 3. Vision <ul><li>“ The network is the computer” </li></ul><ul><li>The iPod / fingertip drive is your network accelerator </li></ul>Computing should be as easy as watching TV
    4. 4. VIRTUAL MACHINES and LivePCs TM <ul><li>X86 Virtual machine: “Virtual image of a computer” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Linux, Mac OS X + applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LivePC: a series of virtual machines </li></ul>
    5. 5. LivePCs: Simplifying System Administration LivePCs: Administrator updates virtual machine images on HTTP Servers moka5’s LivePC Engine: Users subscribe to LivePC Runs latest version of LivePC Spyware vanishes upon reboot User data persists across updates Available as a Windows XP application Bare-metal version: Linux boot
    6. 6. LivePCs / LivePC Engine on USB Drives <ul><li>Not just music, video, but entire LivePCs </li></ul><ul><li>Portable LivePC Engine: Runs on any Windows XP PC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrowed computer, keyboard, network connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs administration privilege on Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linux boot version </li></ul>Demo
    7. 7. Next Step in Computer Revolution mainframe mini workstation PC laptop usb
    8. 8. System Architecture <ul><li>Automatic updates </li></ul><ul><li>Public LivePC library </li></ul><ul><li>Private sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Free LivePC hosting </li></ul>Updates Update notification (RSS feeds) Post (admin) LivePC Subscription service LivePC http server moka5 LivePC Engine Status request Update request
    9. 9. moka5 LivePC Engine <ul><li>Dynamic install on Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Manage LivePC subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Fetch diffs and run latest version </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-healing from spyware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discard modified state </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prefetch, demand page, cache LivePCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small fraction of disk blocks used </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Run virtual machine using VMware player </li></ul><ul><li>Options on LivePCs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disconnected operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed vs “keep changes” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local backup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network backup (coming soon) </li></ul></ul>LivePC Engine
    10. 10. moka5 Products <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Edition (beta) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Edition (coming soon) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>access control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baremetal Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desktop and portable version </li></ul>
    11. 11. Freedom: separating administration/OS, hw, user Administrator End User OS + Applications PC host hardware Personal Environment PC Provider
    12. 12. Freedom to work from home <ul><li>Universal problem </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost and simple </li></ul><ul><li>Company firewall </li></ul><ul><li>No software modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Offline management </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement of Citrix, Altiris, Ghost, Spyware removal </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Windows version susceptible to keylogging on the host </li></ul>Firewall without borders Malware on system disk vanishes upon reboot
    13. 13. Freedom from carrying a laptop Traveling without your laptop, and the fear of losing it Traveling with only your encrypted USB key take nothing away leave nothing behind
    14. 14. Hardware Freedom <ul><li>Company environments on employees’ computers </li></ul><ul><li>University environments on students’ computers </li></ul><ul><li>Business process outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic provisioning </li></ul>Stanford SU Linux MIT Athena
    15. 15. Personal Freedom <ul><li>Free to click any button on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Free to take your personal computer everywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation from host computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Children’s computers: free of malware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No weekly clean ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friends and family: free to enjoy our vacations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic updates of friends and family’s computers </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Freedom to Use Alternate OSes <ul><li>Runs on 300 Million PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Linux desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically managed </li></ul><ul><li>Network backup </li></ul>OO2Go+ THE FEARLESS BROWSER TM
    17. 17. Simple Integrated System to Replace Many Tools <ul><li>Imaging: Ghost </li></ul><ul><li>Software deployment: SMS, Altiris, Bigfix </li></ul><ul><li>Patch management </li></ul><ul><li>Spyware removal tools </li></ul><ul><li>Backup software </li></ul><ul><li>Goto-my-PC </li></ul><ul><li>PC migration tools </li></ul>
    18. 18. Conclusions <ul><li>Ultimate mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative (locked down) environment in one click </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing a “live PC” is easy </li></ul><ul><li>Bucking many major trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use any computer/multiple platforms on 1 computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverse ASP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultimate thick client (not ajax) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux desktop available on 300 Million Windows XP </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Visit us <ul><li>Booth 109 </li></ul><ul><li>www.moka5.com </li></ul><ul><li>A mega review of USB drives at http://www.moka5.com/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback, interest in a pilot study: Write me lam@moka5.com </li></ul>

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