Orange Book

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

An Orange Book may refer to any of the following:

1. The U.S. government Department of Defense security evaluations (5200.28-STD) published in December 1985. Today, the Orange Book is considered obsolete and available in the online Rainbow series listing.

2. The Orange Book is a book released in 1989 by Philips and Sony that defines the standard for writable discs. In this book, you can find the standards for CD-MO, CD-R (compact disc recordable), CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory), and CD-RW (compact disc re-writable) discs.

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