Which is the preferable Linux-distribution for the main purpose of keeping highest security for online activity such as online banking, checking e-mail and login to online accounts?
I have an almost new Dell R15 Inspiron with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit now, which I would like to use only for translating and translation software plus do many searches on google when translating. Then I want to be able to quickly switch to Linux when needed to do online banking, check e-mail and login to online accounts.
So I wonder which would be the optimal solution, and which Linux-distribution to choose?
Either I could install Linux in a virtual box within the existing Windows-installation, or I could create a separate partition with a separate boot for Linux. I'm not sure, for example, what happens when my Windows get infected or just problem with hardware or software: Wouldn't a Linux in a virtual box also be affected if there is software or hardware problems, or problems with drivers, for that Windows-partition with Linux in virtual box?
So that the absolute safest would be to create a separate partition for Linux. Whenever there is any problem with Windows (hardware, software, drivers, infections), I will always be able to use Linux on another partition so I can do online banking for paying monthly bills, keep communication lines open by checking e-mail, do maintenance of my website etc.
In short, the main purposes with this Linux would be to always have access to online activity when problems with Windows, and to always use for as much online activity as possible in the most secure environment (leaving only those things to Windows that can't be dealt with by Linux).
Doesn't matter if there is a learning curve to learn this Linux-distro, as long as above main purposes are fulfilled.