Are USB flash drives good for installing a full distro?
I know of Slax and have 6.0.7 (I believe) and I even tried Goblinx Mini 2.7 and am going to try some of the others, but I also know they usually run in memory if there's no swap. What I'm looking for is something that I could put onto a 4 to 8g flash drive to use for learning C as well as writing programs once I learn enough, and which I could create a swap drive on the USB drive itself.
I've read somewhere that a USB drive is unsuitable because of the constant writing to the drive damages it after long periods of use. So I was wondering if that's true only for some USB drives or all, or was it just missinformation that I read?