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 Explanation of Terms & SUSE Features: ISO

ISO refers to "International Organization for Standardization", but it really doesn't stand for anything, it just means a collection of data that can be burned to CD or DVD. Within Linux it usually means it will create a bootable Linux disk or installation disk. So "downloading an ISO" means you are downloading a Linux distribution or installation CD.

Linux Online maintains a large database of Linux distributions with a short description of each. offers free downloads of nearly every major Linux ISO. also has a lot of information to help you decide which distribution is right for you.

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