distribution disk

distribution disk

A CD-ROM or DVD that contains an installation program and the files that make up a software application. Prior to the CD, the floppy disk was the primary way software packages were disseminated to the user, and many programs used quite a few of them. Increasingly, more programs are distributed only on the Internet. See install program and Linux distribution.
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Distribution disk includes Python language, some open-source add-on libraries and the proposed system.
Also included on the distribution disk was a demo of each module.
When the distribution disk is booted up, an icon will appear, which is then dragged to the hard drive window of the Macintosh.
Most apps that self-install from distribution disks create a new default directory for their .exe and other files to reside in.
The advantage of this program was that it copied only specified programs while ignoring several data files in the source disk that were not needed on the distribution disks.

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