Thank you very much for your sympathetic support. It is sincerely appreciated.
Yes, my computer is very old. It is a dinosaur (: But I can't complain about it. It works wonderfully with LiveCD's. I can do almost everything except running some portable applications intended for "Windows XP SP3". But if I use portable applications intended for "Windows XP SP0", they work with no issues (I am talking about using them within a WinPE 1.x environment).
I appreciate your advice about Lubuntu. I have it as LiveCD. However, it is an old version. I think from around 2007 or 2008 or so.
You are mentioning "Acrobat Reader". I have some portable versions of this application, and some of them work with WinPE 1.x.
Cdob, I am more than pleased to know that you are mentioning "ETBoot". I know that this project does not create a "universal LiveCD", and I originally said that I was looking for a universal solution, but I am willing to consider it based on the fact that there is a very easy to follow tutorial, a wonderful tutorial, that is, at:
In this regard, please let me ask you some questions about it. I know I can pre-configure the image before creating the LiveCD and place applications there, and I have been advised to do so. However, let's say that I run the final LiveCD and everything works as it should, can I use compatible portable applications on external USB flash drives and use them while running "ETBoot" on my computer? Adding or installing applications beforehand is not very useful for me because I am constantly creating or updating portable applications, particularly when it comes to portable browsers.
Please note that I am not disregarding "Universal XP", and it is still a valid approach. I certainly agree that this is the best project when it comes to creating a universal XP LiveCD (via a LiveUSB). But I am sure that you would not disagree with me when I tell you that the "ETBoot" tutorial is almost a work of art in and of itself.
P.S.: Yes, I think I can upgrade my computer, but I wish to keep using LiveCD's exclusively. I know at least one other guy who relies exclusively on LiveCD's, and he does not even have an internal hard drive.