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On this page I am listing the very best portable USB software for usb thumb drives, SSD Flash Drives, iPads, and mobile devices.

The portable software I'm listing here is either portable USB software I use myself or the best available without charge or open source portable USB software.

If you ever want to boot a system from a USB stick - here you go, a good choice of portable USB OS software.

Universal USB Installer USB Software

Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive.

The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install.

Other features of Universal USB Installer include: Persistence (if available), and the ability to fat32 format the flash drive to ensure a clean install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select Linux version installed.

USB Flash Drive Creation Prerequisites: Universal-USB-Installer. Windows XP/Vista/7 to create the USB (Win 98/2K WILL NOT Work!). Fat32 Formatted Flash Drive. PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB. Your Favorite Linux ISO.

Universal USB Installer USB Software Homepage

Rufus USB Software

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys / pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

Rufus can be be especially useful for cases where: you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.), you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed, you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS, you want to run a low-level utility.

Non exhaustive list of ISOs Rufus is known to work with: Arch Linux, Archbang, CentOS, Damn Small Linux, Fedora, FreeDOS, Gentoo, gNewSense, Hiren's Boot CD, Knoppix, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE, Parted Magic, Slackware, Tails, Trinity Rescue Kit, Ubuntu, Ultimate Boot CD, Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Vista and more.

Rufus System Requirements, OS: Windows XP or later, 32 or 64 bit.

Rufus is fully portable, just download the executable and run it - no installation is necessary. Rufus is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

Rufus USB Software Homepage

UNetbootin USB Software

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list.

UNetbootin Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, or Linux, or Mac OS X 10.5+. Note that resulting USB drives are bootable only on PCs (not on Macs).

UNetbootin USB Software Homepage