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Ubuntu 11.10 Will Be Distributed As Hybrid CD/USB Images

Colin Watson announced recently that starting with June 16th, 2011, all daily builds and final releases of the Ubuntu operating system will be distributed as hybrid CD and USB ISO images.

The “hybrid ISO” feature was present in all major Linux distributions, except Debian and, of course, Ubuntu. It was missing from all Debian-based distributions because it would break Jigdo downloads. Therefore the developers are now using xorriso to generate the CD images.

The hybrid ISO functionality allows users to copy the content of the ISO image directly on a formatted USB stick, without the use of external USB creator tools such as UNetbootin or Ubuntu’s Startup Disk Creator.

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