I decided to try a new Linux distribution. Last time I installed Linux I installed it from a USB stick. I remember I needed some special software to make the USB stick bootable.

Now I discovered UNetbootin. This tool copies a Linux distribution to a USB stick and makes it bootable. It can even download any of the popular distributions for you.

UNetbootin is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Tip: most BIOSes can only handle USB sticks formatted with the FAT file system.