TTCS OSSWIN CD - Table of Contents
- What is the TTCS OSSWIN CD?
- Key features
- How can I get the TTCS OSSWIN CD?
- Download the TTCS OSSWIN CD
- Verifying checksum of the TTCS OSSWIN CD 2.20
- Hardware and Software Requirements
- List of software on the CD
- How is the TTCS involved in this project?
- What is Free and Open Source Software?
- Warranty (or lack thereof) and disclaimer of liability
- Got questions/comments/suggestions about the TTCS OSSWIN CD?
TTCS OSSWIN CD
NOTE : With the availability of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD, the TTCS OSSWIN CD will no longer be updated. The TTCS OSSWIN DVD has more software than the TTCS OSSWIN CD ever could that could fit on a DVD (or USB flash drive).
Version 2.20 released August 17 2011!
What is the TTCS OSSWIN CD?
The TTCS OSSWIN CD is a collection of over 100 Free and Open Source Software for home and business (i.e. any) users using the Microsoft Windows 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 OSSWIN CD.
The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the following categories:
The TTCS OSSWIN CD has been mentioned on several websites :
- Vnunet.com, publisher of Personal Computer World and other magazines in the United Kingdom
- Download Squad
- Chip Online
See our SitesMentioningTTCSOSSWINCD wiki page for many more links!
Key features of the TTCS OSSWIN CD
- Easy to install
- Many Free and Open Source 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 OSSWIN 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 OSSWIN 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.
Images of TTCS OSSWIN CD
- View TTCS OSSWIN CD screencast (screencast done in Flash) ; size : 2.8 MB)
- View TTCS OSSWIN CD screenshots
How can I get the TTCS OSSWIN CD?
You can download the TTCS OSSWIN CD if you have broadband access. If you don't have broadband access and you live in Trinidad and Tobago, you can purchase a copy of the TTCS OSSWIN CD for $40 TT to be collected at any TTCS meetings. Also, buyers of the TTCS OSSWIN CD will also get the latest version of Ubuntu Linux.
Please email your request to ttcsosswincd [ at ] gmail.com before the day of the meeting to ensure that the CD would be made available for you. At this time, we do not ship CDs outside of Trinidad and Tobago.
Primary and Secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago can obtain a copy of the TTCS OSSWIN CD at no cost via TTPost by emailing the Society admin[ at ]ttcsweb.org 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.
Download the TTCS OSSWIN CD
Version 2.20 of the TTCS OSSWIN CD was created on August 17 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.
You can download the ISO via BitTorrent.
A reminder: the TTCS OSSWIN CD will no longer be updated given the availability of our TTCS OSSWIN DVD
BitTorrent link : http://www.ttcsweb.org/ttcsosswincd.torrent (redirects to Chip Online web page which has a torrent download available)
Be sure to continue to seed the torrent after you have downloaded the ISO.
Here are a few direct download mirrors for those who do not know or can't use BitTorrent. Some of these mirrors usually offers a limited number of downloads.
Want to mirror the TTCS OSSWIN CD? Email admin[ at ]ttcsweb.org and we'll add it to the list of mirrors here.
MD5, SHA1, SHA-256 checksum of the TTCS OSSWIN CD 2.20
TTCS OSSWIN CD v2.20
- Date created : August 17 2011
- File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v2.20.iso
- File size : 696 MB (729,833,472 bytes)
- MD5 checksum : b56ba7e38a7cb7b01aa444c9890862eb / b56ba7e3 8a7cb7b0 1aa444c9 890862eb
- SHA-1 : 35633ce44238daa57fa55d7aff03002c4660dd79 / 35633ce4 4238daa5 7fa55d7a ff03002c 4660dd79
- SHA-256 : f5cb35ce619a60ad954ac0adf63449aef82b2d99ce588ca5f289c9b9a65f553b / f5cb35ce 619a60ad 954ac0ad f63449ae f82b2d99 ce588ca5 f289c9b9 a65f553b
Changes from v2.00 :
- removed : Tux Paint 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 OSSWIN CD v2.20 (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 and Open Source Software applications on the TTCS OSSWIN CD is governed by its own licence.
Hardware and Software Requirements for the TTCS OSSWIN CD
This collection of Free and Open Source 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.
List of software on the CD
Below is the software on the TTCS OSSWIN CD v2.20 created August 17 2011. Note that the TTCS OSSWIN CD is continually maintained so CDs bought at TTCS meetings will contain updated versions as well as possible additions/deletions from this list.
- Desktop Applications
- OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 free office productivity suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations) compatible with all major office suites
- AbiWord 2.8.6 Free Word processing program similiar to commercial products
- GanttProject 2.0.10 Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool
- Grisbi 0.6.0 personal finance manager
- 7-Zip 9.20 file archiver with high compression ratio.
- Rainlendar 0.22.1 displays skinnable calendar on your desktop
- Notepad++ 5.8.7 text editor with special features for coders
- Notepad2 3.0.21 text editor with the look and feel of Notepad but with more features
- Sumatra PDF 1.3 slim, portable, Free and Open Source Software PDF viewer for Windows.
- WinMerge 2.12.4 WinMerge is a Win32 tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories.
- ConvertAll 0.5.0 Unit Conversion program
- GTD TiddlyWiki Plus 2.1.3 complete wiki contained in a single HTML file.
- Wikidpad 2.0 Wiki-like notebook for storing anything you can think of to write down
- TreeLine 1.2.4 store your data in a tree structure to keep things organised
- GraphCalc 4.0.1 an enhanced calculator application that can solve equations
- Tux Paint 0.9.21c Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for children
- Tux Typing 2 1.8.1 "Tux Typing" is an educational typing tutor for children
- TuxMath 1.9.0 "Tux, of Math Command" is an educational typing tutor for children
- Celestia 1.6.0 space simulation to explore the universe in any direction
- Stellarium 0.10.6.1 Map the night sky on your computer
- Maxima 5.23.2 A sophisticated computer algebra system
- Childsplay 1.5.1 a 'suite' of educational games for young children
- The Babbleback Machine 1.0 Records and Playback voice game
- Kobo Deluxe 0.5.1 space ship "shoot-them-up" style game
- FloboPuyo 0.20 Clone of the famous PuyoPuyo
- Anagramarama 0.2 Create as many words from the given letters
- Portable Puzzle Collection r9083 collection of small one-player puzzle games
- Sokoban YASC 1.554 Yet Another Sokoban Clone - for Windows
- Pang Zero 1.3 fast paced action game that involves popping balloons with a harpoon.
- Armagetron Advanced 0.2.8.3.1 action game modeled after the lightcycle sequence of the movie Tron ; supports multiplayer over LAN
- pouetChess 0.1.1 3D chess
- Space Invaders OpenGL 0.6.1 An OpenGL version of the classic arcade game
- FooBillard 3.0 OpenGL-based billiards (pool) game with realistic physics, AI-player and many gametypes such as pool carambol or snooker.
- GIMP 2.6.11 bitmap editor suitable for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
- Pinta 0.6 Simple image and photo editing tool for Windows
- Blender 2.49b 3D modeling, animation, rendering application
- Dia 0.97.1-1 A diagram creation program program similiar to "Visio"
- My Photo Index 1.24.3552 photo organiser to organise, view and share your photos
- Inkscape 0.48.1 scalable vector graphics format (SVG) drawing tool
- Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13 Award-winning Web browser that’s fast, secure, and easy to use
- Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 powerful e-mail and newsgroup client.
- FileZilla 220.127.116.11 fast FTP and SFTP client
- Halite 0.3.3.0 r1205 download files via BitTorrent, a client file-sharing protocol created to overcome the obstacles of transferring large files over the Internet
- Kompozer 0.8 b3 a WYSIWYG HTML editor to create/edit webpages without necessary knowledge of HTML
- HTTrack Website Copier 3.43-9D HTTrack is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility.
- Miranda IM 0.9.16 A multi-protocol instant messenger (IM) client
- wxDownload Fast 0.6.0 Download manager to download files via http or ftp
- Sound and Video
- Audacity 1.3.12 Free audio editor and recorder
- VideoLAN 1.1.7 VLC is a multimedia player for various audio and video formats
- VirtualDub 1.9.10 VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility
- MusikCube 2.0 developer milestone 3.3.2 Music "library" application similar to iTunes
- CoolPlayer build 219 Audio Player similar to Winamp
- PDFCreator 1.2.0 easily create Adobe Acrobat® PDFs from any Windows application that can print.
- ClamWin Free AntiVirus 0.96.5 Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Me/98.
- LetMeType v1.81 helps you enter frequently-typed text strings in Windows applications
- WinDirStat 1.1.2 disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows
- InfraRecorder 0.5.1 CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows
- PathSync 0.35 an interactive directory (path) synchronizer for windows
- UltraVNC 18.104.22.168 remotely control a computer over TCP/IP
- Virtual Dimension 0.94 A free, fast and feature-filled virtual desktop manager for Windows.
- Virtual Magnifying Glass v3.4 screen magnification tool for Windows
- TaskSwitchXP 2.0.11 replacement for the standard Windows Alt-Tab dialog
- Folder Size 2.5 adds a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer to show the size of folders.
- Safarp 0.5 fast alternative to the Add/Remove Control Panel applet to Win2k/XP
- WinCalendarTime 1.0 enhanced replacement for the Windows clock in the system tray
- TrueCrypt 7.0a creates on-the-fly-encrypted disk partitions (hard disk, USB flash drive)
- KeePass 1.18 a password database manager to stores your passwords securely
- AxCrypt 1.7.2126 File Encryption Software for Windows.
- WinHasher 1.6 Free cryptographic file hash generator for Windows
- Launchy 2.5 Keystroke Launcher for Windows
- Qliner Hotkeys 2.0.1 easily configure Windows keyboard shortcuts for programs
- Ant Renamer 2.10 makes easier the renaming of lots of files and folders by using specified settings.
- AutoHotKey 1.0.48.05 scripting language to automate Windows tasks
- Vital Desktop 1.42 runs screensavers in the Windows desktop.
- Drempels 1.5.0 a screensaver that can also be run in your Windows background or "desktop".
- Really Slick Screensavers 0.2 a collection of OpenGL-based screensavers
- Spirex 2.25 an OpenGL based 3D screensaver
- Run With Parameters 1.6 Run windows apps with parameters without using a command prompt
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.
What is Free and Open Source Software?
Free and Open Source Software is software for which the "guts" of the program can be freely downloaded and altered to suit your needs (provided you can do the programming). There are many types of Free and Open Source Software. The difference lies in the way altered versions of the software can be distributed, so, if you customise the software for your own needs, then decide to distribute it, you may be bound by specific terms.
Many Free and Open Source Software projects make ready to install executable versions for various operating systems including Windows.
You can do the following with Free and Open Source 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 and Open Source 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 and Open Source Software :
- The Open Source Definition Published by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) organisation. It lists the criteria by which software can be considered "open source" software.
- The Free Software Definition - "Free software" as defined by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). The word "free" refers to freedom, not price.
- 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.
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.
DO NOT blame anyone else!