Version 1.20 available August 16th, 2011

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What is the TTCS FSWIN CD?

The TTCS FSWIN CD is a collection of over 90 Free Software for home and business users using the Microsoft 7/Vista/XP/2000 operating systems.

You can use your web browser to read detailed information about each program on the CD: what the program does, its key features, useful related websites, view a screenshot, find links to the program's website and to download/install the program from the TTCS FSWIN CD.

The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the following categories:

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Key features of the TTCS FSWIN CD

Easy to install
Many Free Software for Windows are made available as ZIP files which require the user to manually extract the files to a directory and then use Windows Explorer to browse to the directory and run the program. The TTCS has created standard .EXE installers for these applications, using NSIS. This allows the user to easily install and uninstall the program.
Easy to browse with Windows Explorer
All of the software on the TTCS FSWIN CD is in the "Software" folder with subfolders for each of the categories. This makes it easy for those users who are familiar with the CD to use Windows Explorer to browse and install software on another machine.
Software on the CD is up to date at time of purchase
The TTCS FSWIN CD is burnt "on demand" for upcoming TTCS meetings and/or email requests to purchase the CD. Buyers receive the most recent stable versions of the software at time of purchase.

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screenshot of PDFCreator page on the TTCS FSWIN CD in Mozilla Firefox

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How can I get the TTCS FSWIN CD?

You can download the TTCS FSWIN CD if you have broadband access.

Primary and Secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago can obtain a copy of the TTCS FSWIN CD at no cost via TTPost by emailing the Society admin[ at ] with the following information:

  • The name of the school.
  • The name and contact telephone number of the person(s) responsible for the computers at the school.
  • The school's postal address.

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Download the TTCS FSWIN CD

Version 1.20 of the TTCS FSWIN CD was created on August 16th, 2011 and is available for download as an .ISO file. A changelog is available. It is nearly 700MB in size, so this is feasible only if you have broadband. You will also require a CD-burner and CD burning software like IrfraRecorder to burn the ISO file onto a 700MB (80 minute) CD-R/CD-RW.

Here are a few direct download mirrors. Some of these mirrors usually offers a limited number of downloads.


  • Date created : August 16th, 2011
  • File name : ttcs_fswin_cd_v1.20.iso
  • File size : 697 MB (731,564,032 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : bca00aa4148ebc8b664300550b07381f / bca00aa4 148ebc8b 66430055 0b07381f
  • SHA-1 : d599f2496ca82c47611f20de03a7295255b345f8 / d599f249 6ca82c47 611f20de 03a72952 55b345f8
  • SHA-256 : 684b13e5432de9afabfd044851bc77f166457800d3aaf6aa731ea40a8fdd29aa / 684b13e5 432de9af abfd0448 51bc77f1 66457800 d3aaf6aa 731ea40a 8fdd29aa
  • Removed : TuxPaint Stamps
  • updated : Grisbi, Notepad++, Notepad2, Sumatra PDF, ConvertAll, Wikidpad, Treeline, TuxMath, Celestia, Stellarium, Maxima, Childsplay, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, Pinta, Blender, Dia, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, HTTrack Website Copier, Miranda IM, Audacity, VideoLAN, VirtualDub, PDFCreator, ClamWin Free Antivirus, InfraRecorder, UltraVNC, Virtual Magnifying Glass, KeePass, Axcrypt, Run With Parameters

Use a program like VisualHash to hash your downloaded file to see if it matches the hashes here. If your downloaded file hash is different, then your downloaded file is different from the file the TTCS has published.

The web based interface for the TTCS FSWIN CD v1.20 (the work), is copyrighted by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Licence which allows you to give/lend/copy/distribute this CD to anyone under the conditions of the Creative Commons license.

Every one of the Free Software applications on the TTCS FSWIN CD is governed by its own licence.

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Hardware and Software Requirements for the TTCS FSWIN CD

This collection of Free Software is intended for use on the following versions of Windows : Windows® 7/Vista/XP/2000.

The software on the CD may or may not run on Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows 98SE/Windows Me or Windows NT.

The software requirements for each program/application varies but if your Windows PC is already running a program that falls in one of the categories (e.g. Desktop Applications, Graphics, Internet, etc) it can probably run the programs listed under that category.

Your computer should have these minimum system requirements:

  • Windows® 7/Vista/XP/2000
  • A 300MHz or faster Intel or AMD Athlon processor/CPU.
  • 512MB or more of RAM.
  • A CD-ROM OR DVD-ROM drive.
  • Hard drive space: 1.5GB (for installing all of the applications) plus additional space (as needed) for data.
  • Video: 32MB (or higher) video card which supports Direct X 8.1 OR Direct X 9 and has OpenGl support (for the games).
  • Sound: Direct X compatible sound card.
  • Keyboard and mouse.
  • A web browser (to view the descriptions on this CD) preferably Mozilla Firefox with the OpenDownload extension or Internet Explorer 6.

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List of software on the CD

Below is the software on the TTCS FSWIN CD v1.20 created August 16th, 2011. Note that the TTCS FSWIN CD is continually maintained so CDs bought at TTCS meetings will contain updated versions as well as possible additions/deletions from this list.

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How is the TTCS involved in this project?

Members of the TTCS:

  • Downloaded, tested/evaluated the various applications, utilities, games, etc. included in the compilation.
  • Where necessary, created installers for those applications without an installer.
  • Created and tested the web based user interface.
  • Created a web page for each program with the program's description, its key features and related links.
  • Distributes the CDs to other members and the general public of Trinidad and Tobago.

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What is Free Software?

Free Software is all about freedom. It guarantees your right to: use (for any purpose), share (with anyone), study (without secrets), and improve it. These rights are protected by international law.

Many Free Software projects make ready to install executable versions for various operating systems including Windows.

You can do the following with Free Software :

  • Install the software on any number of machines in any environment (home or commercial) without purchasing licence fees for each machine.
  • Obtain and modify the source code and distribute modified versions of the program together with the modified source code. Free Software licenses differ in how such source code can be distributed or licensed for others to also do what you have done.

Here are several links for you to learn more about Free Software :

The Free Software Definition
Published by the Free Software Foundation. The word "free" refers to freedom, not price. It lists the criteria by which software can be considered "Free Software".
Why "Free Software" is better than "Open Source".
While "free software" meets the definition of open source software, not all open source software meets the free software definition.
FLOSS Concept Booklet.
Good overview of Free Software in a Frequently Asked Questions format.

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Warranty (or lack thereof) and disclaimer of liability

Disclaimer of Warranties:

  • There is no warranty for the software included on this CD-ROM.
  • The programs may or may not work as expected/described.
  • The programs on this disk are distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

No liability for consequential damages:

In no event shall the producers and distributors of this CD-ROM be liable for any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, special, incidental, consequential, or indirect damages for personal injury, loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the software included on this CD-ROM.

In other words, you the end-user(s) (person/persons who install/use the software) agrees to accept ALL risk and liability associated with using the software. Should anything go wrong, the end user agrees to accept full/100 percent responsibilty for the actual incident and any related consequences arising out of the incident.

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Do you have questions/comments/suggestions about the TTCS FSWIN CD? We'll like to hear from you!

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