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Old 01-07-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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difference between slackware 9.1 and 9.1-iso?

I was at the slackware site looking at a certain download page and the downloads are listed like this:

slackware-8.1-iso/ 19-Jun-2002 13:27 -
slackware-8.1/ 12-Dec-2003 14:19 -
slackware-9.0-iso/ 08-Apr-2003 19:41 -
slackware-9.0/ 06-Jan-2004 17:39 -
slackware-9.1-iso/ 08-Oct-2003 13:30 -
slackware-9.1/ 06-Jan-2004 20:07 -
slackware-current/ 06-Jan-2004 20:49 -

Thats not the whole page but thats not important. Im confused as to what the difference is between 8.1 and 8.1-iso and 9.0, 9.0-iso etc etc.

In short, what is ISO?

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Old 01-07-2004, 06:57 PM   #2
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The ISO's contain everything as a single file. The operating system and apps, etc.
The non ISO is every package individually, in case you only want certain apps, packages, etc., from it.
Old 01-07-2004, 07:05 PM   #3
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When you dont know what a word or an acronym means it feels like you see it everywhere. Thats the case with me and ISO. Im guessing that it can mean many different things. The Webopedia web site defines it as :

"Short for International Organization for Standardization. Note that ISO is not an acronym; instead, the name derives from the greek word iso, which means equal. Founded in 1946, ISO is an international organization composed of national standards bodies from over 75 countries. For example, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a member of ISO. ISO has defined a number of important computer standards, the most significant of which is perhaps OSI (Open Systems Interconnection), a standardized architecture for designing networks. "

Anyone want to contribute to any other meanings of ISO?
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iso, in this case, is short for iso9660-image, which
happens to be the standard for the format of CD's

It is the filesystem of a whole CD as a single file.

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So if you haven't already, download the iso for the version you want, and burn the image to a cd (make sure you don't just burn the file onto disc). This will be the most useful thing you'll have done with your WinME box.


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