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purple_minion
02-17-2009, 09:19 PM
Not sure where to put this so figured why not here. Anyway I was going through and looking for some discs when I found my OpenDisc. I don't remember seeing this mentioned so thought I'd throw it out there.

http://www.theopendisc.com/

OpenDisc is a high quality collection of open source software (OSS) for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

They also have an OpenEducationDisc

The OpenEducationDisc is a modification of the OpenDisc format by Teachers and Computer Specialists with a passion for education. The purpose of it is to provide students with the software that they need to complete school work at home. Most students donít have jobs and it is unfair to ask for them or a parent/guardian to buy expensive software to get the best out of their education. Hence everything is free and we encourage you to make copies of this CD and lend it to you friends.

Might be something to burn a few copies and leave with friends, clients, perhaps especially low income families etc. Would be a goodwill gesture?

My GF just told me a story the other night how when she was in high school she typed up a paper, quite literally on a typewriter, and the teacher said it had to be computer generated. Well they didn't exactly have money for buying a computer, her step-dad was already working several jobs just to feed and cloth them. They did break down and buy one for the kids to use, but could you imagine then having to get office or something else you have to spend money on when you don't have it?

Skyhooker
02-18-2009, 12:39 AM
I was gonna say "There's OpenOffice, too" until I read what's included on the disc - there's OpenOffice and lots more. Great find - thanks!


Sky

purple_minion
02-18-2009, 12:54 AM
I was gonna say "There's OpenOffice, too" until I read what's included on the disc - there's OpenOffice and lots more. Great find - thanks!


Sky

LOL! There is a lot of stuff on there from GIMP or OpenOffice to chat programs etc. They have quite a bit on there, worth a look and perhaps something to give clients as a value add or freebie. The cost of a disc is $0.25 or so and they might really appreciate it. I think they have a nice autorun menu installer too last I checked.