ⓘ OpenDisc

                                     

ⓘ OpenDisc

The OpenDisc project offered a selection of high quality open source software on a disc for Microsoft Windows users. The aims of the project were "to provide a free alternative to costly software, with equal or often better quality equivalents to proprietary, shareware or freeware software for Microsoft Windows", and "to educate users of Linux as an operating system for home, business and educational use".

The project was created in September 2007 by former OpenCD project lead Chris Gray, who cited numerous difficulties which he believed were negatively affecting the progress of the Canonical-sponsored project. As of 27 September 2007, the OpenCD project is no longer under active development the former OpenCD project was replaced by OpenDisc. The last updates to the OpenDisc project seem to have been in September 2012.

                                     

1. Contents

Each version contains a GUI menu that offers a description and installer for each program.

Version 12.09 includes what were the latest versions of the following software in September 2012:

  • Utilities: 7-Zip, Abakt, ClamWin, GTK+, TrueCrypt, Workrave
  • Multimedia: Audacity, Avidemux, Celestia, InfraRecorder, Really Slick Screensavers, Songbird, Stellarium, Sumatra PDF, TuxGuitar, VLC media player
  • Design: Blender, Dia, The GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Tux Paint
  • Games: The Battle for Wesnoth, Enigma, Freeciv, FreeCol, Nevergames, PokerTH, Sokoban YASC, TuxMath, TuxType
  • Educational: CaRMetal, Guido van Robot, Maxima
  • Internet: Alliance, Azureus now Vuze, FileZilla, Firefox, HTTrack, Miro, Pidgin, RSSOwl, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, TightVNC
  • Productivity: DjVuLibre, FreeMind, GanttProject, GnuCash, Notepad2, LibreOffice

Version 11.09 includes what were the latest versions of the following software as of September 2011:

  • Design: Blender, Dia, The GIMP, Inkscape, Nvu, Scribus, Tux Paint
  • Games: The Battle for Wesnoth, Enigma, Neverball, Sokoban YASC
  • Utilities: 7-Zip, Abakt, ClamWin, GTK+, HealthMonitor, TrueCrypt, Workrave
  • Multimedia: Audacity, Celestia, Really Slick Screensavers, Stellarium, Sumatra PDF, VLC media player
  • Productivity: GnuCash, MoinMoin, Notepad2, LibreOffice, PDFCreator
  • Internet: Azureus now Vuze, FileZilla, Firefox, HTTrack, Pidgin, RSSOwl, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, TightVNC, WinSCP
                                     

2. Derivatives

There are several derivatives of the OpenDisc:

  • Translations: in progress As of 2010.
  • VALO-CD: a Finnish project similar to OpenDisc.
  • OpenEducationDisc 10.10: simple English interface for students aged 11+, focused on educational functionality, several programs included which arent in the OpenDisc such as GANTT Project, GraphCalc; chosen for their educational use. It won the Teach First school project competition in 2007.
                                     
  • Opendisc is an Enhanced Music CD application for enabling multimedia content when a compact disc is played on a personal computer. Opendisc asserts that
  • his own open - source disc called OpenDisc citing numerous difficulties which he believed were negatively affecting the progress of the Open CD project
  • Open disc can refer to: a disk mathematics which does not include the circle forming its boundary the OpenDisc software project
  • utilities. Similar projects include OpenDisc Open CD, WinLibre and GNUWin II. Free and open - source software portal OpenDisc GNUWin II WinLibre LoLiWin Listen
  • The European Open is a Professional Disc Golf Association - sactioned major disc golf tournament held in Finland. The first European Open was held in 2006
  • Like OpenDisc for English - speaking users, LoLiWin aims to introduce French - speaking users of Microsoft Windows to the benefits of free and open source
  • Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target it is played using rules similar to golf. It is often played on a course of
  • Flying disc games are games played with discs often called by the trademarked name Frisbees. Ultimate and disc golf are sports with substantial international
  • disc 150 Class A class of discs weighing less than 159.9 grams. 150 class discs are the only class of discs approved for play in the Japan Open Disc