This directory contains the ISO image for the official TeX Live release; md5 and sha512 checksums are provided, and the sha checksum is GPG-signed. The generic names (texliveYYYY.iso and texlive.iso) are symlinks to the dated release .iso.
The TeX Live web pages have information on other ways to acquire the distribution, quick installation, documentation, known issues and how to report bugs, and more.
Instead of dealing with this giant image, for typical use we recommend the small installer package(s) available from CTAN.
If you have problems with installation or running TeX after installation, please check your environment variables: settings, including your PATH, that end up referencing previously-installed TeX systems (TeX Live or otherwise), can cause trouble, especially on Windows.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.