The Open CD Organisation

No. This has nothing to do with the Sony XCP copy protection debacle. This is about

TheOpenCD is a collection of high quality Free and Open Source Software. The programs run in Windows and cover the most common tasks such as word processing, presentations, e-mail, web browsing, web design, and image manipulation.

The following apps have been included on the CD


  • AbiWord 2.4.1
  • MoinMoin 1.3.4 (its a desktop wiki)
  • OpenOffice 2.0
  • PDFCreator 0.8.1 RC9


  • Blender 2.37a
  • GIMP 2.2.9
  • NVU 1.0


  • FireFox 1.5 RC2
  • Thunderbird 1.5 RC1
  • Gaim 1.5


  • Audacity 1.2.3
  • Celestia 1.3.2 ( a planeterium?)
  • Really Slick Screensavers


  • 7-zip 4.23
  • Notepad2 1.0.12


  • Sokoban 1.253
  • Battle for Wesnoth 1.0.1

TheOpenCD project is sponsored by Canonical Ltd.. The people who started Ubuntu. (note the sneaky subliminal piece of Linux support in the middle of a post ostensibly about Windows software).

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