The StartMeStick is a great tool to breathe new life into an old computer so that you can keep your old computer, save money, and reduce waste with this fast, private, and secure operating system on a stick. Now that you have your own StartMeStick you might be wondering what you can do with it – look no further! Here are 10 things you can do with your new StartMeStick.
1. Save Money & Breathe New Life Into an Old Computer
Have a computer that turns on to a blue screen? How about another one that is so slow you cannot do anything on it?
A StartMeStick will breathe a new life into these old computers so you can use them once again, all day, every day. It also works on both Mac and Windows computers!
This is very helpful considering the current laptop shortage globally.
2. Securely Shop Online & Do Your Online Banking
If you’ve ever heard of a keylogger, you’ll know that it’s a very powerful virus that runs in the background of your computer – keeping track of everything you type including online banking usernames and passwords.
When you use the StartMeStick, it’s very unlikely you could be affected by viruses such as keyloggers, or any malicious threat that could be hiding in your computer. That’s because the StartMeStick is designed with security (and you) in mind.
The StartMeStick OS is an enhanced, slimmed down, Linux-based operating system. The slimmed down software and corresponding complexity reduces the potential vulnerabilities and surface area for attack. And because it’s an open source software, the StartMeStick’s source code is constantly being updated to fix any underlying security issues.
With this in mind, we recommend doing all your online shopping, banking and browsing with peace of mind knowing you’re secure!
3. Stop Worrying About Viruses
Are you constantly worried about accidentally clicking on something and getting a virus on your computer? If you don’t have an antivirus program in place, or if you are worried you might accidentally click on a malicious link, then the StartMeStick is the right device for you.
As we mentioned earlier, the StartMeStick is Linux-based operating system and the number of “in the wild” threats for Linux-based operating systems are way lower than other operating systems from Apple or Microsoft. All of this plus the fact that the StartMeStick doesn’t save anything makes it nearly impossible to infect the StartMeStick with a virus.
However, if you’re ever concerned that your StartMeStick has somehow been compromised, you can simply factory upgrade it from a known clean computer to get it back to its ‘fresh out of the box’ state. With the StartMeStick you can confidently browse the internet to your heart’s content.
4. Enjoy a Private Browsing Session that Leaves no Trace
If you are tired of constantly deleting your internet history or clearing your browser to get rid of tracking cookies, that’s what the StartMeStick is for.
When you shut down your computer at the end of a session, StartMeStick goes back to a “brand new” state. That’s because StartMeStick doesn’t store any of your browsing histories.
5. Share Your Computer Safely With Kids
If you have children who regularly use your computer to browse the internet – consider giving them their own StartMeStick instead.
That way, there are no risks of your children:
- Deleting important documents or applications from your computer
- Clicking on something and infecting your computer with a virus
- Downloading ‘grayware’ i.e. applications that are annoying or undesirable but don’t fall into the category of major virus threat
The StartMeStick doesn’t interfere with your computer’s files and applications so there’s no chance that they can make any changes to your regular operating system.
6. Save the Environment
Once you toss an old computer to the curb its life does not end there. It often ends up in an electronic graveyard where metals and toxic waste leak into the surrounding environment.
With the StartMeStick, give your old computers another chance by extending their life. You can learn more ways on how to extend the life of your computer here.
For Windows 7 users, remember that on Jan 14, 2020, Microsoft ended support for all Windows 7 systems and Microsfot no longer recommends you use those computers online. Give these older computers another chance with your StartMeStick!
7. Watch Blazing Fast Videos And Video Call Online
Do you ever want to go online to watch your favorite show or video call a distant friend or relative but it takes forever to turn on your computer and open a browser? Maybe once you’re connected your video freezes or glitches which makes connecting with family and friends difficult?
Save time with the StartMeStick. Simply plug it in and it turns any computer into a speedy one. It never slows down because it doesn’t collect the junk that causes frustrating errors, crashes, freezes, and slowdowns. It is like brand new every time you use it so you can always binge your favorite shows and video call your favorite people!
8. Speed Print Your Documents
If you have a slow computer that you use to print your documents, it might be counterproductive to wait 15 minutes for that computer to turn on and another 10 minutes for that computer to open and load the document. You can avoid this hassle with the help of the StartMeStick.
Simply start the StartMeStick on a Mac or Windows computer, open your document, and hit print! No more wasting your time waiting for your computer to load to be able to print that important document or picture.
9. Lighten up Your Backpack or Purse
Stop bringing a chunky laptop with you to work or school!
Simply place a StartMeStick on your keychain, find any public computer, and you can enjoy your very own online browsing session.
Don’t worry, the StartMeStick will not interfere or modify the host computer. Whether you are using your friend’s computer or a library computer, simply shut down the StartMeStick after your session and the host computer will go back to the way it was.
10. Work Online Without Distractions
If you have a lot of applications installed on your computer, especially social media or games, these applications may distract you when you are doing online work or research by constantly sending you notifications.
With StartMeStick, turn these online work periods into highly productive work sessions. You will not receive any notifications that you’d normally get on your regular operating system so you can stay focused!
Have a question about StartMeStick? Check out our FAQ page here or leave us a comment below!