In this video I show how to create a Linux Installation Flash Drive using Linux Live USB Creator. I also do a little bit of explaining on some of the features it has.
If you are experiencing problems with your USB device, check out my video on using DISKPART in the command line:
LinuxLive USB Creator is a free and open-source software for Windows. It will help you in your journey of discovery with Linux. For you, LiLi creates portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux.
You can choose between two options when you download Ubuntu for a desktop PC. Ubuntu 13.10 gives you all the latest features, while Ubuntu 12.04 LTS comes with extended support.
Other Linux Distros:
Linux Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/