Learnix/Curtin cd-live


I'd try them using VMware player, you will be able to run radiance/linux
inside a window within Microsoft windows.
Terrance McMinn explained on "Usage Hint" at link:

You can save your files like a "regular" application.




I did consider the LEARNiX CD, especially after reading Axel Jacobs'
tutorials. The issue for me was how to save files on my PC and server.
This is from their site ...

If your Windows data partition (you do have a separate one, don't you?)
is formatted as FAT or FAT32, you can mount it and save your files. The
NTFS file system (Window 2000 and XP) is not supported yet.

I suppose I could buy an external hard disk but then what about backup..