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 OpenOffice.org 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, OpenOffice.org, PDFCreator.
- Utilities – 7-Zip, Abakt, Clamwin, GTK+, HealthMonitor, TrueCrypt, Workrave.
What a fantastic resource!