Got tired of stacking CD after CD of your favorite Linux distro every time a new version is released? Want faster installs? Well, read further.
You'll need: an older version of Mint(or some other OS) installed on your computer, an internet connection and a USB stick.
Download the Mint 8 ISO image and while you're doing that, open your Package Manager and install Unetbootin.
When your download is done(instead of burning it on a CD) connect the USB stick to your computer, start Unetbootin and select the ISO image and your USB drive(make sure that your USB stick is the only USB drive connected to your computer!). Then hit OK.
After it's finished, reboot and make sure to set your BIOS to start of the USB stick.
And voila you're ready to install the new version of Linux Mint! The install took me 15 minutes!