The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is pleased to announce the availability of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD as a free download before Software Freedom Day, an annual, global, grassroots effort to educate the public about the benefits and availability of Free and Open Source Software on September 17 2011.The TTCS OSSWIN DVD is a compilation of nearly 100 Free and Open Source Software programs for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP. The web-based interface of the DVD allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the following categories:
- Desktop Applications
- Sound and Video
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 of the program and find links to the program’s website and to download/install the program from the TTCS OSSWIN DVD.
Visit http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-dvd/ for a complete list of programs and how to download and use the 1.5GB ISO via BitTorrent.
The TTCS OSSWIN DVD is the successor to the TTCS OSSWIN CD, our compilation of Free and Open Source Software on a 700MB CD. Launched in 2006, the TTCS OSSWIN CD was garnered many favourable reviews from various websites and has found use in many countries and at many worldwide events over the past 5 years (See the Caribbean Information Society Portal article at http://www.carib-is.net/node/633) .Version 2.2 of the TTCS OSSWIN CD was released in August 2011 in time for those persons wanting to distribute CDs instead of DVDs for Software Freedom Day 2011.
See http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-cd/ for a list of programs and how to download the 700MB CD. Also available is the TTCS FSWIN CD, a compilation of Free Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP.
Free Software is software that meets the Free Software Foundation’s (FSF) definition at http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html. The impetus for the TTCS FSWIN CD came from a request from someone from the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe ; http://www.fsfe.org/).
Details about the TTCS FSWIN CD, including the download mirror can be found at http://www.ttcsweb.org/fswin-cd/