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convert a bootable ISO into a bootable USB

you can convert a bootable ISO into a bootable USB by using rufus or win32diskimage


Windows 7, 8 & 10 (1607) (re)install ISOs now available to download from microsoft

Microsoft Windows 7, 8 & 10 (1607) (re)install isos are now finally available DIRECTLY to download from Microsoft and let you (re)install a CLEAN version of Windows 7, 8 & 10 if you still a have the licence key (often a sticker on back of your PC).

What’s the difference between the two Ubuntu 10.04 CDs ?

Whats the difference between the two (downloaded and 'official') Ubuntu 10.04 CDs ?

  • 733,419,520 2010-07-02 16:25 ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso (Downloaded CD)
  • 733,726,720 2010-07-02 16:10 ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso (OFFICIALLY distributed physical CD)

$ cmp ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso ubu10.iso
cmp: EOF on ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso

So the the downloaded version is 300K smaller but NEITHER have keyboard support for my physical or virtual hardware ! So could someone please let me know when Ubuntu are planning on putting back in support for keyboards as i find keyboards very useful !


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Is the “standard” country code GB or UK ?

According to WikiPedia it depends if you are the EEC or not !


.gb is a reserved Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Kingdom. Introduced at the same time as the UK's other top-level domain (.uk), it was never widely used. It is no longer possible to register under this domain.

Imperfect implementations

Starting in 1985, two-letter codes have been used in the domain name system as country code top-level domainsInternet Assigned Numbers Authority assign the ccTLDs, mostly following the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes, but with a few exceptions (e.g., the United Kingdom requested an exceptional reservation of .uk for their ccTLD instead of their native .gb).[1] (ccTLDs). Currently, the

The WIPO coding standard ST.3 uses alpha-2 codes for encoding states, other entities and intergovernmental organizations (and their Patent/Trademark Offices), but includes a number of additional codes. For these additional codes, see the section Codes currently agreed not to use.

NATO country codes are also based on ISO 3166-1 alpha-2.

The European Commission uses ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 with two exceptions: EL (not GR) is used for Greece, and UK (not GB) is used for the United Kingdom.[2]

The United Nations uses a combination of ISO 3166 two- and three- letter codes, along with codes that pre-date ISO 3166, for international vehicle registration codes, the codes on the oval stickers used to identify foreign road vehicles.

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Open XML community !

We believe that Open XML can help spark an explosion of innovation and investment, which will bring great benefits for customers and the broad ecosystem, in the years to come. We support Open XML becoming an ISO standard.

Announced March 21, 2006, the Open XML Formats Developer Group was initially founded by 40 organizations from around the world to provide a technical forum for developers who are interested in using the Ecma International-developed Office Open XML file formats. Membership in the community is open to anyone free of charge to enable broad development with the formats, regardless of platform. Below are further details on the community‚Äôs goals, developers who are involved in working with the Office Open XML formats, and quotes about the value of the community and the formats.

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MS OOXML and ISO contradictions and objections

EOOXML Objections


OOXML and ISO: Fact and Fancy


Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 06:04 AM PST


Given that there has been a fair amount of information, disinformation, and supposition flying around, I thought that I should share some additional details that I've learned relating to the contradictions received by JTC 1 regarding Ecma 376 (nee MS OOXML). 

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