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Open Disks for Students and General Use Print
March 2010

"OpenDisc: Open Source for Windows"

The OpenDisc group have compiled a CD with a host of OSS ready to be installed onto any Windows PC.
They have also created a CD image to be used specifically in the educational environment.

You download the ISO image and burn it to a CD, then use the CD to install the software onto the PC. Please note:
burning an ISO image to CD is NOT the same as simply "copying" the file to the CD. Space doesn't allow me to go into this; Google "burn iso cd image windows" for more info.

Contents of the educational CD:

Office and Design:
------------------------------- – Fully compatible office software for your school work Dia – Make technical diagrams and flowcharts Scribus – Create professional looking posters and magazines GanttProject – Plan your school projects with this project management software FreeMind – Collect your ideas with this mind mapping Software PDF Creator – Make PDF documents from any program Sumatra PDF – Read PDF files quickly and easily

Firefox – A safe, secure and fast web browser Thunderbird – Manage your emails better than ever – Reclaim your inbox!
Pidgin – Talk to your friends whatever instant message client they use Kompozer – Create web pages easily, without having to code RSSOwl – Keep up with your favourite internet news feeds on your desktop

Art and Graphics:
GIMP – Edit digital photos and create graphics GIMP animation – Create animations Inkscape – Make professional looking vector graphics Pencil – Animate your own cartoons Blender – 3D graphic modeling, animation, rendering and playback Tuxpaint – Drawing program for children ages 3 to 12

VLC – Play music, videos and DVDs
Audacity – Record, edit and mix music
TuxGuitar – Compose your own music
Piano Booster – Teach yourself the piano Avidemux – Edit movies and add special effects Infra Recorder – Burn your own CDs and DVDs CamStudio – Record your actions on a computer Really Slick Screensavers – Great looking screensavers

Science and Mathematics
Nasa Worldwind - Discover the earth and other planets~ Greenfoot – Teach yourself how to program GraphCalc – A graphical calculator Guido Van Robot – Learn how computer programs work CarMetal – Cool mathematical modelling tool Maxima – University standard computer algebra system Celestia – Explore the universe in three dimensions Stellarium – A planetarium on your PC

FreeCiv - Control the world through diplomacy and conquest FreeCol – Discover the ‘New World’ and build an empire Numpty Physics – Solve puzzles using physics TuxTyping 2 – Learn to type like a pro Tux of Math Command – Test your mathematical skills Winboard Chess – The classic game of chess