Create Bootable USB Drives From Windows With Rufus (Version 3.0 Released)

Rufus, the popular free, open source tool to create bootable USB drives from Windows, has received an update to version 3.0, which includes a UI redesign, switched downloads to SSL, and more. While it’s a tool that runs on Microsoft Windows, I thought I’d cover this application on Linux Uprising because Rufus can be used not only to create bootable Windows drives from ISO files or disk images, but also create bootable Linux USB drives from Windows, format USB drives, and perform bad blocks checks. And it’s free open source software.