OpenDisc: One stop shop for Windows Open Source
Sep 21, 2009, 21:06 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What is most important about this CD is that it gives you, the
IT Pro, an avenue which you can hand a CD to someone and say
“Try these free applications.” Coming from you, someone
people trust, they will be more likely to give the open source
software a try. And they can do this on their Windows machine.
Maybe they will come to you for more, at which point you can give
them the “Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...” and offer them
"The point is - OpenDisc makes this possible. No more will you
have to download and collect a bunch of open source software, burn
it onto CD, and then pass it out with instructions on installing
each piece of software. Instead you download the ISO, hand it out
to people, and tell them to give the CD a look. The user put the CD
into their drive, click on it, and either read about a piece of
software or click the Install button.
"Of course the project isn’t perfect. My biggest complaint
is the lack of productivity software included. OpenDisc includes
only three entries for productivity:"