Lifehacker has a Top 10 list of cool stuff to do with a USB flash drive. Numbers 9, 7, and 1 involve Live booting operating systems from them.
Lifehacker took four Linux distros, put them on USB flash drives, and ran a Lifehacker Faceoff.
Today we’re detailing four no-install distributions—Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, Xubuntu, and Fedora—and helping you decide which might work for that spare thumb drive you’ve got lying around, or as just a part of your multi-gig monster stick.
Ars Technica’s open source journal has news and links to running a modified Xubuntu 7.10 off a USB flash drive on an Eee laptop. The installer still works too, so installing permanently is an option.
The Linux Newbie compares 11 different LiveCDs in this article. One interesting piece of information included is boot times for each of the LiveCDs.
The final version of Dapper Drake has been released, and with it comes new LiveCDs for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu. They include GUI hard drive installers on the desktop, and have been named “Desktop” CDs to differentiate themselves from the text installers.