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While dd certainly has its uses, it is not necessary for writing an image to a flash device.  You can simply cat the image, thusly:
cat [image file] > /dev/[device]
Or you can skip a step, and just decompress the image straight to the SD card:
unzip -p [compressed image] > /dev/[device]
If you want a progress indicator, install pv on your computer.  Then you can:
unzip -p [compressed image] | pv > /dev/[device]
I would add these suggestions to the main page, but I don't know if my command line minimalism would be appreciated by all.

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