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OpenDisc is an amazing collection of open source software for Windows, which comes with a front-end for easy installing and learning about these application. The software collection comes on a DVD (.iso image - aprox. 825 mb in size) and consists of six different software categories: Design, Games, Multimedia, Internet, Utilities and Productivity.

The two main goals of the project are:

  • To provide a free alternative to costly software, with equal or often better quality equivalents to proprietary, shareware or freeware software for Microsoft Windows.
  • To educate users of Linux as an operating system for home, business and educational use.

OpenDisc comes with the following open-source applications:

* Design: Blender, Dia, Gimp, Inkscape, Nvu, Scribus, Tux Paint.
* Games: The Battle for Wesnoth, Neverball, Enigma, Sokoban YASC.
* Multimedia: Audacity, Celestia, Really Slick Screensavers, Stellarium, Sumatra PDF, VLC.
* Internet: Azureus, FileZilla, Firefox, HTTrack, Pidgin, RSSOwl, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, TightVNC, WinSCP.
* Utilities: 7-Zip, Abakt, Clamwin, GTK+, HealthMonitor, TrueCrypt, Workrave.
* Productivity: GnuCash, MoinMoin, Notepad2, OpenOffice.org.

I must say I would have quite quite a few suggestions for this list...


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Looking for an open-source way to burn the OpenDisc CD? Try InfraRecorder.

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