First, I'm a linux noob. Just made the switch on my laptop and I love it. That got me thinking of how much I'd enjoy linux over the not-so-great Windows computers at my university. So here's the situation: - The campus computers are laggy and won't let you install anything (except spotify for some reason?) - I have a 16GB usb - The tech support here said that the computers probably won't boot from a cd or usb because the they are all connected to some off-site server that controls what is booted. 1. I was wondering if any of you knew how I can force the computer to boot from the usb? 2. Is 16GB fine for Linux mint 13? 3. Will it still work if I switched to a different computer? (I don't know if it might automatically load drivers for that specific hardware and not know what to do when I go to a different computer) Thanks!