Marvelously, that’s exactly what bootable Linux distro (also called live image) such as KNOPPIX do. The image holds up to 2GB of compressed software for you to run that uncompressed on-the-fly. Start it up
and you can see out all the points of KNOPPIX 5 system, without installing the contents of your hard disk.
KNOPPIX is provided to be the best bootable Linux available. When KNOPPIX 5.0.1 was released in June, 2006, it was distributed first as a live image and was touted more as a complete operating system on disk than a convenient desktop live system.
Linux Distro: KNOPPIX 5
Feature: KNOPPIX Linux Live CD (Russian Edition)