Very recently I turned my thoughts to Linux once again when I read how popular Linux distros are now available in "live" forms through CD/DVD and even USB flash drives.
I'd wondered about this and a thought came to mind about using something like this to be more secure for my online banking, especially in the CD/DVD versions.
So far I have burned an iso for the following: Ubuntu 3.04, Fedora Live Design Suite X64, Knoppix Live CD 7.2.0, Linuxmint-15 Cinnamon distro and Tails i386 v0.19.
Frankly I am wondering if this is a good idea or not. I am not that familiar with Linux, only having past failures with installs since the late 90s.
At the present time I am not interesting in "taking the plunge" and installing Linux either as a main component or as a dual boot with Windows 7, 64 bit. Since I only have a disk given to me when I bought this computer I am wondering if this disk could get me out of a mess should I have a failed install of Linux? I certainly don't have the funds to purchase a real MS install disk considering my income at around the poverty level (13 K).
Right now I think my best approach for the moment would be the live CD/DVD approach and maybe later go with a USB stick install.
I'd appreciate any info on this - thanks ! :-)