I am successfully running Linux Mint 6 a persistent 'install' on a USB flash drive (as per PenDriveLinux instructions) and I love it. I have also installed several additional apps with no problem. I am, however, not yet quite ready to commit to making my laptop dual-booting and doing a full install.
My question is this: what should I do about the 274 recommended updates that MintUpdate tell me are available? Can I install them without breaking the Live install? If I do, will they eat up my USB flash drive space? Will they slow down boot-up time (which I think is getting longer each time I install a new app)?