Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The OpenEducationDisc and The OpenDisc

The OpenDisc and TheOpenEducationDisc are available for free download.

Programs are included for office productivity, internet, photo-editing, instant messaging, drawing, multi-media, games, mind-mapping, and more. The programs have been carefully selected for quality, ease of us, stability, and appropriateness for home and small office users. All programs install and uninstall cleanly. The disc is intended as an introduction into the exciting world of FLOSS.

All the programs are distributed under an OSI-approved Open Source License and therefore can be installed on many computers, not just yours but your friends and your families also. The programs can even be modified with the freely available source code. The disc can be freely copied and handed out.

Last week, the latest version (08.05) of the OpenEducationDisc was released. The OpenEducationDisc is an extension of the the OpenDisc with additional programs deemed especially useful for students and for teachers. This version includes updated versions of all included programs and has added some newer programs from the previous disc.

To learn more, visit the OpenDisc website -- --

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Software Fredom Day 2007 Press Release

The 3007 press release for the International Software Freedom Day (SFD2007) is now online:

Help spread the word!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Nonprofit Technology Resources - Philadelphia, PA

Today I found this great fifteen minute video about Nonprofit Technology Resources in Philadelphia. It shows how older computers and volunteers can be of tremendous value to their communities.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Quanta to Sell $200 Laptop Computers

Quanta, the company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project's XO laptops, plans to begin selling low-cost budget mobile computers for $200 later this year.

Read more here

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Microsoft Windows ousted at California school district

By this summer, all 5,000 students and 250 teachers will be working off of a Linux-based thin client running, and the majority of the district's servers will be running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

First OLPC Laptops Arrive in Rwanda

The first laptops produced by One Laptop Per Child have arrived in Rwanda.

"Rwanda wants to transform into a knowledge-based economy, hence the need to provide schools throughout the country with computers," Rwandan president Paul Kagame said.


Monday, February 19, 2007

FLOSS, FOSS, OSS, Linux, Libre, LUG, Today

I prefer FLOSS over FOSS or OSS. Here is why:


Also, I recommend Free Software Movement users switch from Linux User Groups to Libre User Groups to encompass the whole FLOSS Pie and here is why:

Libre or Linux

Finally FLOSS Today is one way I contribute to the Free Software Movement by increasing public awareness of FLOSS. Another is by creating a gbz.