Rufus 3.0 has recently been released, which is the new version of one of the best free programs to create USB drives and drives bootable from ISO disk images and other formats. The main features of this release are the gained ARM64 support for UEFI: NTFS, improved support for ISO efi.img files of Linux and ISO Leap openSUSE compliant with ISO9660.
But the real most important novelty of this version is the complete graphic restyling of the application, now more modern, intuitive and therefore easier to use even by less experienced users.
The Rufus interface is now characterized by a new layout in which only the main settings are displayed, while the secondary options are hidden under the two pop-up menus of the two sections “Unit options” and “Format options“, respectively recallable by clicking “View advanced drive options” and “View advanced formatting options“.
More specifically under “View advanced drive options” are the following options:
- USB disk drive list
- Add fixes for old BIOS (extra partitions, alignment, etc)
- Use Rufus MBR with BIOS ID
Instead under “View advanced formatting options” you will find the following options:
- Quick formatting
- Create extended label and file icons
- Test for incorrect unit blocks
When you are ready to create the bootable drive or stick from disk image, all that remains is to click the “Start” button.
Last but not least is the “Create a disk image of the selected unit” function (it is started by clicking the “floppy” button next to the “Device/Unit” section) which allows to create an ISO image of the USB drive/key indicated in the “Device/Unit” section of Rufus 3.0.
Rufus is available both in the installation version and in the portable version (without installation).
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