READ ME files are included on CD and DVD ROM discs for several reasons. The following are the most common elements included on read me files ...
Author / developer info To provide information and links about the authors / developers
Copyright To display copyright information
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Disclaimer To warn the end-user that although the disc has been thoroughly checked for viruses and bugs, that they use the disc at their own risk
Installation To provide instructions and advice
How to manual To give advice on use
Undocumented updates To explain recent changes to software which have not been included in printed or PDF manuals yet
Updates To provide a link to a site where recent updates are available
Late breaking issues To document late breaking issues such as recently reported bugs and problems
Feedback To provide a link to a site where bugs can be reported
It is important that the file is in a simple format that can be read by Macs and PCs.