I’ve mentioned the OpenCD project before, and it’s only getting better. And, the project continues to get better. For those of you who don’t know what this is, please read the following description.
The OpenCD is a collection of high quality Free and Open Source Software. The programs run in Windows and cover the most common tasks such as word processing, presentations, e-mail, web browsing, web design, and image manipulation. We include only the highest quality programs, which have been carefully tested for stability and which we consider appropriate for a wide audience.
For Windows users new to open source software, this is a great place to start. There are some excellent applications on this CD (see full list), and of course, once downloaded, the CD is freely distributable. This is a great resource for teachers looking to empower their students with good software, and for introducing these youth to a powerful social movement that is beginning to change the way jknowledge is distributed in society.