TTCS OSSWIN DVD

Version 1.2 available March 14 2014 with 2.1GB of Free and Open Source Software including LibreOffice 4.2.2, Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1, VideoLAN 2.3.0 and more!

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What is the TTCS OSSWIN DVD?

screenshot of PDFCreator page on the TTCS OSSWIN DVD in Mozilla Firefox

The TTCS OSSWIN DVD is a collection of nearly 100 Free and Open Source Software for home and business (i.e. any) users using the Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP operating systems.

You can use your web browser to read detailed information about each program in this compilation : 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 DVD.

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

Animated demo

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Key features of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD

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 DVD is in the "Software" folder with subfolders for each of the categories. This makes it easy for those users who are familiar with the DVD to use Windows Explorer to browse and install software on another machine.
Software on the DVD is up to date at time of purchase
The TTCS OSSWIN DVD is burnt "on demand" for upcoming TTCS meetings and/or email requests to purchase the DVD. Buyers receive the most recent stable versions of the software at time of purchase.

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How can I get the TTCS OSSWIN DVD?

If you have broadband access, you can download the TTCS OSSWIN DVD. If you don't have broadband access and you live in Trinidad and Tobago, you can purchase a copy of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD for $60 TT to be collected at any TTCS meetings. Also, buyers of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD 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 DVD would be made available for you. At this time, we do not ship DVDs outside of Trinidad and Tobago.

Primary and Secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago can obtain a copy of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD 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.

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Download the TTCS OSSWIN DVD

Version 1.2 of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD was created on March 14 2014 and is available for download as an .ISO file. A changelog is available. It is nearly 1.5GB in size, so this is feasible only if you have broadband.

You can download the ISO by direct download from Copy.com

You can verify that the download by verifying the checksum of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD 1.2.

MD5, SHA1, SHA-256 checksum of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD 1.2

TTCS OSSWIN DVD v1.2

  • Date created : March 14 2014
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_dvd_v1.20.iso
  • File size : 2.08 GB (2,238,177,280 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : 77b8bccf 085250cf 832e7d0b 0b2ac109 / 77b8bccf085250cf832e7d0b0b2ac109
  • SHA-1 : d3d8db75 6a3720e5 1f8cbdc9 abf39d3e 7062f02f / d3d8db756a3720e51f8cbdc9abf39d3e7062f02f
  • SHA-256 : 587700eb caf59ac4 a84baedc 9acf7e3c bc480936 7b3f555f 6458c1fe 77342ae0 / 587700ebcaf59ac4a84baedc9acf7e3cbc4809367b3f555f6458c1fe77342ae0

Changes from v1.10 :

  • removed: TuxRacer
  • added: Extreme Tux Racer
  • updated: LibreOffice, Gnumeric, GanttProject, Notepad++, ConvertAll, Speedcrunch, FreeCiv, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, GIMP, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla 3.7.3, Miranda IM, PoptrayU, VideoLAN, Qmmp, PDFCreator, ClamWin Free Antivirus, UltraVNC, AutoHotKey

Use a program like VisualHash or WinHasher 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.

How to use the TTCS OSSWIN DVD 1.2

You can use a DVD burner and DVD burning software like IrfraRecorder to burn the ISO file onto a blank 4.7GB DVD.

However, you can use a program like WinCDEmu to "mount" the ISO file to view and access the ISO as if it was an DVD disc in a DVD drive.

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Hardware and Software Requirements for the TTCS OSSWIN DVD

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 DVD 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® 8/7/Vista/XP/2000
  • A 300MHz or faster Intel or AMD Athlon processor/CPU.
  • 512MB or more of RAM.
  • 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 DVD) preferably Mozilla Firefox with the OpenDownload extension or Internet Explorer 6.
  • a DVD-ROM burner is not absolutely needed. You can use a program like WinCDEmu to "mount" the ISO without burning the ISO file to a DVD

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List of software on the DVD

Below is the software on the TTCS OSSWIN DVD v1.2 created March 14 2014. Note that the TTCS OSSWIN DVD is continually maintained so DVDs 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 DVDs to other members and the general public of Trinidad and Tobago.

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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 :

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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 DVD.
  • 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 DVD 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 DVD.

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!

Copyright and License

The web based interface for the TTCS OSSWIN DVD v1.2 (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 DVD to anyone under the conditions of the Creative Commons license.

Every one of the Free and Open Source Software applications on the TTCS OSSWIN DVD is governed by its own licence.

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

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