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what does .iso stand for?

By ZedB1228 ·
in relation to image files what does the .iso extension stand for. both our server engineer and it manager what "huh?" when i called our image file an ISO. so i was just wondering if its a specific type of image file - ie for linux, though i didnt think so. cheers ZedB

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what does .iso stand for?

by TheChas In reply to what does .iso stand for?

ISO actually stands for International Standards Organization.

For CD-ROMs, iso means that the CD was recorded per ISO-9660

Here is the definition per the OSTA (

Disc Image (.ISO)
A single large file which is an exact representation of the whole set of data and programs as it will appear on a CD, in terms of both content and logical format. This may be an ISO 9660 image (adhering strictly to the ISO 9660 standard), or some proprietary format such as the .cif format used byEasy CD Creator.


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what does .iso stand for?

by ZedB1228 In reply to what does .iso stand for?

thans Chaz - ZedB

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