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OpenDisc: One stop shop for Windows Open Source

Sep 21, 2009, 21:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

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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 Linux.

"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:"

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