Ubuntu – on the DVD Edition of Ubuntu

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Just curious, because Google isn't coming up with anything and Ubuntu.com is hardly descriptive; but what is the difference between Ubuntu CD .iso and the DVD .iso? What's on the DVD that isn't on the CD?

Best Answer

For 11.04 and earlier

The DVD contains all language packs, plus a few additional applications.

From http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#dvd:

Don't be confused, even though DVDs can hold far more data than the typical Ubuntu CD, the main benefit of the DVD downloads is to get access to all of the available language packs. Most people will be fine with the standard CD installer. There are fewer download locations for the DVD images and this list is updated less frequently than for the CD images.