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balenaEtcher – A better way to burn USB drive

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balenaEtcher (formerly called Etcher) is a free, open-source USB flash drive and SD card flashing (image writing) tool for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms, written using the Electron software framework (JavaScript, HTML, Node.js). It makes it easier and safer to make USB flash drive and SD card based bootable disks for various operating systems.

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Puppy Linux – Extraordinarily small, lighting fast yet quite full-featured Linux distro

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Puppy Linux is one of the earliest lightweight Linux distributions, originally developed by Barry Kauler from Australia in 2003 (which is still active today). It is a very reliable operating system for both old computers and new Linux users! It is small in size, simple in structure, fast in speed, and comes with a wealth of drivers and applications. Even better, it can be installed and run directly on storage devices like external hard disks and USB flash drives (that is, it can be booted from any computer that supports BIOS and UEFI).

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Tails – Live Linux OS aimed at completely preserving Internet privacy and anonymity

According to the developers of Tails: NSA (National Security Agency) has taken a number of approaches to put pressure on many free software projects and their developers. And, during a LinuxCon technology conference, the founder of Linux, Linus Torvalds revealed that the NSA hoped to install a backdoor in his operating system. In other words, for even Linux distributions, they are not absolutely safe now.

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MOFO Linux – A Linux distro dedicated to defeat state censorship & surveillance

MOFO Linux was originally designed as one portable and bootable Linux distro (developed on the basis of Ubuntu, can be installed on HDD, USB flash drive, SD card or burned into Live DVD/USB using the included Startup Disk Creator, UNetbootin, or “DD copy method”) that can be used on public computers for protecting user privacy. Gradually, it developed into one Linux operating system that emphasizes multimedia, VPN, proxy, file encryption, and disk wiping features.

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ZOTAC WinUSB Maker – Modern multi-boot Windows Installer creator

ZOTAC WinUSB Maker is the evolution version of its former edition WinUSB Maker, with its version number fall back to now v1.1 from the previous 2.0 Beta (compatible with Windows XP again), although this makes users feel obviously confused. Anyway, who cares this? Let’s get down to the main part!

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Rufus – Lighter, faster bootable USB installer maker

Rufus is a free and open-source bootable USB installer creating tool developed by Pete Batard from Ireland. The first thing that went through my mind when saw its name is the character Rufus Shinra in Final Fantasy VII. So what does it excel at, compared with the classical UNetbootin, powerful Universal USB Installer, reliable Windows USB/DVD Download Tool and fast Win32 Disk Imager?

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