MaheshaNetBSD is a NetBSD Live USB distribution which has the IceWM Desktop and the same feel as all the author's MaheshaBSD-based products. A LiveCD can easily be made from it by running the /makeiso script in the root directory. It can be used for many things like viewing presentations (PDF files, images, etc.), handling recovery tasks, playing music, playing chess, surfing the Internet, etc. Linux emulation is activated. The advantage of this LiveUSB is that the USB pendrive is writable after booting (unlike other MaheshaBSD products), and users can thus easily install packages from the Internet. However, as USB flash drives do not like too many writes, the author keeps a few directories in memory (/tmp, /var, /etc.). MaheshaNetBSD lets you can write in Sanskrit.
The goal of Cheix USB is a Linux image executing from a USB storage device into a running OS, either Linux or Windows, so that the host machine does not have to support booting from the USB device. The root filesystem and boot partitions are read-only to preserve the USB device. All writes are done in a tmpfs. The only writes to the USB storage device are those explicitly made by the user. Cheix's ISO can currently be used to create either a bootable USB or a hard-drive installation.