Digg last week had an article entitled Why Every Windows User Needs a Linux Live CD.
Regular blog readers will remember that on 12 September my PC went down in a spectacular fashion, and that I managed to update my blog, check my email and surf the web using a combination of my Psion 7Book and an Ubuntu 5.04 Linux Live CD.
I can therefore thoroughly recommend a Linux Live CD for getting you out of those sticky situations. I have four copies of the official Ubuntu 5.10 Linux Live CD to give away … anyone? dust? no? anyone?