The OpenCD Project

The OpenCD project aims to introduce users of MS-Windows to the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

When you insert the disc into your computer it automatically launches a browser which will guide you through the contents of the disc, presenting the various programs, and allow you to easily install them. The programs are carefully selected to ensure stability, ease of use and a clean install and un-install from your computer. This CD is intended as a first introduction to the world of OSS, in the hope that you will later go on to explore other projects, and at some stage you may even want to try a whole new operating system such as Linux.

The latest edition also lets you boot into a highly polished desktop based on Ubuntu for a taste of the world of free operating systems! Many of the same applications found on the Windows side of the disc are also pre-installed on the live Ubuntu demo, showing how the user experience and data can be preserved across platforms.