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There is a "pics" folder on the Ubuntu CD, containing some PNG files, which are apparently a part of an offline HTML document about Debian. Just curious, is there any use of them somewhere in the live CD/installer?

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I think this is somewhat analogous to "junk" sequences in our DNA. They provide clues and information about our ancestors. :) –  boehj May 6 '11 at 12:47
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These files are part of the debian-cd package, which is used to build the Ubuntu live CDs.

The images are sourced by an include file named README.html.in, which the add-bin-doc tool incorporates into README.html at the root of the CD's filesystem. This file is either never generated or is deleted from Ubuntu's CDs, so I believe the images are unused.

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