Linux is generally distributed via the Internet as disc images called ISOs that are ready to be written to CDs or DVDs. Therefore, learning how to burn discs is essential if you have to download and install a Linux distribution. You can use CDs and DVDs to do the following:
• Record and store multimedia data, such as backup files, graphics images, and music.
• Rip audio tracks from music CDs (ripping refers to extracting music tracks from a music CD) and compile your own music CDs for your personal use.
Although USB storage devices such as thumb drives are making CDs and DVDs almost as rare as floppy disks, they aren’t quite gone, and many people still find them useful. As long as that remains true, we want to ...