nope, not gonna put windows on it since i would need a huge flash drive for that. if i'm gonna go the flash drive route, i'll be putting linux on it. but my main question was if it's possible to get a linux mining machine in a 1gb flash drive footprint.
It is probably possible with some very small stripped out distro, but why would you want to do that?
Just get a 8GB drive and put Ubuntu on it.