Useful Software to give to Educators

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Software that runs on Windows


This is Software to install on your PC

TheOpenCD 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.

List of software on the Open CD:


  • MoinMoin 1.5.4
  • 2.0.4
  • PDFCreator 0.9.3
  • Notepad2 1.0.12


  • Blender 2.42a
  • GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.2.13
  • Inkscape 0.44-1
  • NVU 1.0
  • Scribus
  • Tux Paint 0.9.16


  • Azureus
  • FileZilla 2.2.29
  • Firefox 2.0
  • Gaim 1.5.0
  • HTTrack 3.40.2
  • RSSOwl 1.2.2
  • Thunderbird
  • TightVNC 1.2.9
  • WinSCP 3.8.2


  • Audacity 1.2.6
  • Celestia 1.4.1
  • Really Slick Screensavers 0.1
  • Stellarium 0.8.2


  • Battle for Wesnoth 1.0.1
  • Enigma 0.9.2
  • Neverball 1.4.0
  • Sokoban YASC 1.330


  • 7-zip 4.23
  • Abakt 0.9.4
  • Clamwin 0.88.5
  • GTK+ 2.8.18
  • HealthMonitor 3.1
  • Workrave 1.8.3

This is software you can run from a removable drive (no installation needed)
The Software that is on your portable Hard drive. But there is More that you can get!! Including:


  • Nvu Portable & KompoZer Portable - The easy-to-use Nvu web editor
  • XAMPP - Apache, mySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin and more in an integrated package

Graphics & Pictures

  • GIMP Portable - Photo and Image Editor


  • FileZilla Portable - the full-featured FTP client
  • FireFTP Extension (for Firefox) - a lightweight extension
  • Gaim Portable - chat with AOL, MSN and Yahoo users in an easy-to-use interface
  • Miranda IM Portable - chat with AOL, MSN and Yahoo users in a customizable interface
  • Nvu Portable & KompoZer Portable - the easy-to-use webpage editor
  • PuTTY Portable - lightweight telnet and SSH client
  • Sage Extension (for Firefox) - A full-featured RSS extension

Music & Video

  • Audacity Portable - A simple audio editor and recorder
  • VLC Media Player Portable - An easy to use media player that plays most audio and video formats


  • AbiWord Portable - a lightweight word processor compatible with Microsoft Word files
  • Lightning Extension (for Thunderbird) - A lightweight extension for your calendar and tasks
  • Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition - Calendar and task management with a familiar interface
  • Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (Address Book) - Email client's built-in address book with import/export functions


  • 7-Zip Portable - File archiver and compressor
  • ClamWin Portable - Antivirus on the go


 Remember that to install Linux on your PC you need to make space on it on your hard disk, seperate from Windows. They to not run together, but you can set up a PC to run both, choosing which you want  when you start your PC.


This is the easiest one of the lot, but need to be installed.

Linux Operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Everything you need on one CD, which provides a complete working environment. Additional software is available online.


This is Great as it runs well off your CD-rom, without needing to install

KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD or DVD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it (over 8GB on the DVD "Maxi" edition).

Puppy Linux

 This is so small it can run from your pen drive without installing

Puppy Linux, is a small (28-72M), fully featured Linux distribution.

Main Features:

  • Puppy will easily install to USB, Zip or hard drive media.
  • Booting from CD, Puppy will load totally into RAM so that the CD drive is then free for other purposes.
  • Booting from CD, Puppy can save everything back to the CD, no need for a hard drive.
  • Booting from USB, Puppy will greatly minimise writes, to extend the life of Flash devices indefinitely.
  • Puppy will be extremely friendly for Linux newbies.
  • Puppy will boot up and run extraordinarily fast.
  • Puppy will have all the applications needed for daily use.
  • Puppy will just work, no hassles.
  • Puppy will breathe new life into old PCs


This is an advanced Bleeding edge Linux which comes on DVD ... Very Cool , but make sure you know what you're doing!

Another Anti-Virus


Updates for AVG: