After installing Ubuntu Remix on a partition of my LG netbook, I found the operating system had some major flaws. The irritating flaw was that it kept disconnecting the wireless connection, but not reconnecting automatically. Users on forums have posted this bug, but no fix has been added to the distribution.
The fatal flaw was that most of the menu items disappeared. I couldn't find a way to get them back. So I thought: no biggie. Since I have that partition on the LG's hard drive, I can try out other Linux distributions.
I downloaded Linux Mint and PC Linux OS, both as ISO files. That means burning them onto a CD, and then hooking up the klunky external CD drive to the netbook. There's gotta be a better way.
I did some googling, and after coming across too many just-use-this-complex-linux-command-line-code, Oh, and make sure to substitute in the correct drive letters and file names... I found an effortless solution.
UneBootIn-Windows in a one-step program that places ISO files onto USB keys, and makes them bootable. One-step, because all you do is select the ISO file you want converted; this program even finds the USB key that you've plugged into the computer. In fact, this program even downloads the ISO file for you! And it runs on Windows. And it is so much faster than burning a CD.