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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on one of my computers for a test run to see how I like it, but the problem I face is that the one computer I wish to install it on isn't network ready.

There's no network card installed and I keep that computer as a safe computer away from any network connections.

The question I have is that is there an ISO I could download that contains all the necessary files for upgrading it to current, similar to the way one would download and install Windows Services Packs offline?

I realize the convenience of doing this online, but what would one do if they don't have an Internet connection

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marked as duplicate by Anwar Shah, nitstorm, January, Mitch, Jorge Castro Sep 30 '12 at 12:12

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Since Ubuntu 12.04.1 was recently released, it will contain most of the updates. You could install from that:

However, there will still be some updates you're missing, and as time goes on, there will be more and more. Therefore, you may also want to use some offline updating method. As @Anwar has pointed out, we already have a question about how to do that:

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