A while back I read the thread which stated ideally, a public wifi connection and a Live Tails CD booted under a VMWare machine should work pretty well for remaining anonymous. I was able to change the boot delay in the VMWare machine .vmx file to allow an additional 15 seconds access to the VMWare BIOS to change the boot order of the VM, and tried booting via the Tails Live CD...but the CD does not load and the VM starts from the Tails iso virtual machine I had already created (the VM starts from the regular iso image on the "C" drive). It got me thinking...why not create a VM machine that boots directly from the Tails Live CD? So that's what I did and instead of the VM booting from the iso image like most VM machines, I selected the option for the VM to boot from the CD rom drive. And voila, the newly crated VM boots into the Live Tails CD. So my question.... Is this configuration any different than booting from a Live CD under a traditional VM based iso image/machine? To clarify how both instances load: Traditional VM ware machine: Power on VM Enter BIOS to change boot order to CD Rom/F10 Save Changes VM boots from Live CD (at least in my case, theoritcally, lol) VM booted from Live CD Power On VM VM boots from the Live CD Rom (yes, all the clankity clank sounds and slowness, but definitely operating off the Live CD) Equipment is: Vmware workstation 7.1 Tails Live CD v9/Tails iso image v9 . . .