Sound like just a silly stunt? Don't be so sure. As The Washington Post recently reported, the easiest way to avoid Windows malware security woes when doing online banking is to use Linux.
While to be perfectly safe in such a circumstance, it probably would be best to run Linux from a live CD, there's a lot to be said for simply running Linux in a VM so that you'd never need to leave Windows to safely do online-banking or buy items from Amazon.
So, there you go … several pretty darn easy ways to give Linux a try, and one really good reason why you should at least add Linux to your Windows PC. Now, go out there and get your Linux on. Enjoy!