OpenDisc gives you and many other programs on one disc – free!

I’m always on the hunt for good open source resources, and OpenDisc is a fantastic one. Basically it’s a site where you can download an ISO disc image and burn it on a CD. It is aimed largely at the education market – students and teachers on a budget, however anyone can download their disc images, and burn a CD.

Note that it supports Windows only.

You do get a lot in the download, with many programs available for installation (you do not have to install them all). If you are more interested in having OOo on a thumb drive / memory stick (USB drive), then try the portable page.

Applications included with this ISO image at the time of this post are as follows:

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

What a fantastic resource!

Get the ISO file at this link, and visit the OpenDisc homepage for updates.

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  1. Hi Stephanie,

    Do you know how many years I have been looking for this??? A few years back I remember their being a site that offered a CD chock full of opensource goodies for students. I didnt request the CD at that time…..all these years (it has to be at least 10) I have been wondering exactly how to find that CD again. I do believe this might be it in a much more modern form though. I really do think this is it!!!!

    I’m excited because now that part of my brain can stop thinking – and if it’s not I can at least pretend like it is LOL

    Thank you!

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