Tuxboot Alternatives

    Tuxboot is described as 'helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and GNU/Linux' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Tuxboot for Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com and Mac. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tuxboot are UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), LinuxLive USB Creator (Free, Open Source), ROSA Image Writer (Free, Open Source) and SUSE Studio ImageWriter (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 29, 2017

    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
    2. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
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    3. LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it. This software also offers an exclusive option of automatic virtualization to directly run Linux in Windows without any configuration nor installation.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website. The project has officially been abandonned on December, 22nd 2020 (announcement on their blog).

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    4. Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.
    5. Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.
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    6. ISO to USB is a free and small software that can burn the ISO image file directly to the USB drives, these USB drives include USB flash drives, memory sticks and other USB storage devices, it also supports to create a bootable USB disk with Windows operating systems.
    7. WinUSB - simple, portable and lightweight tool, lets you create multiple Windows bootable USB flash drive using ISOs or DVDs. Formatting drive is not required when free space is enough. Boot with NTFS flash drive in UEFI system supported for most PC.
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    8. Automatically make a live bootable usb with ease with AutoBootDisk, a open-source program Features Automatic Updates Automatic Downloader with 78 Linux Distributions Supported, and a custom section if you don't find your distribution in the list.
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