Save That Flash Drive: Vista Speedup or Tax-Deductable Gift

Are you accumulating flash drives in a bottom drawer somewhere? Don't throw them away just yet because you can use them with Microsoft Windows Vista. Plug any USB 2.0 flash memory drive that holds at least 256MB but no more than 4GB into your PC and Autoplay gives you a choice to invoke ReadyBoost, where Vista will use the drive's memory as an additional disk cache to speed things up. Just click Speed up My System and you're off and running.

If you're skipping Vista or you're a Mac user, why not just donate your old thumb drive to charity? But hey, what the fuck do kids in Africa need with thumbdrives? How about food, education, computers, stable government....

Faster Vista [Shiny Shiny]
Thumb Drive Drive [Inveneo, via boingboing]