To install or not is the question I’ve been asking myself. My laptop has windows 7 installed and works fine and I use it for business usage while doing photography as I can use it to trigger my camera and view images with Lightroom. I really don’t need linux on it and as long as I have a USB stick, I can boot it up to linux anytime I want to. I thought I would give a test and see what would happen if I just leave it run and drag it around with me to work and home with just a live USB. I popped Sabayon Forensics amd64 XFCE on to the USB stick and I’m over 3 days now and it’s working flawlessly. I’ve even used entropy to install some applications I wanted. So the only advantage I would get if I installed it is the ability to save. I’m not gonna be using my laptop and linux where I need to save tho. I have a desktop for my main productive work and I’ve even been sshing in from the laptop to do some of that work.
An eight dollar USB drive and you can make a computer come to life. The performance over a dvd drive is 100xs better. The wonderful tool molecule, which is available in entropy, can help you make a custom Sabayon for your needs. So if you are interested, check out the Sabayon wiki for a molecule howto.
I’m gonna continue to let this run an and see what happens.