Bootable Knoppix thumbdrives... It's just a matter of time.
Boot-from-CD linux distributions and USB memory sticks ("thumbdrives") are a powerful combination. They have already made possible a whole range of applications that could only be imagined before. The next step is for all the software on the CDs to be incorporated into bootable thumbdrives and for these devices to be preconfigured to interface with a series of secure web-based services.