OpenDisc 12.09 Released!

Posted September 1st @ 2:31 am by Chris Gray

We’re happy to announce the release of OpenDisc 12.09, just in time for the 2012 Software Freedom Day, featuring 27 updates:

Audacity 2.0.2, Blender 2.63a, ClamWin 0.97.5, Dia 0.97.2-2, DjVuLibre 3.5.25+4.9, Firefox 15.0, Freeciv 2.3.2, GanttProject 2.5.5, GIMP 2.8.2, GnuCash 2.4.11, HTTrack 3.46.1, Maxima 5.28.0-2, Miro 5.0.2, LibreOffice 3.6.1, Pidgin 2.10.6, PokerTH 0.9.5, RSSOwl 2.1.4, Scribus 1.4.1, SeaMonkey 2.12, Sokoban YASC 1.577, Songbird 2.0.0, Stellarium 0.11.4, SumatraPDF 2.1.1, Thunderbird 15.0, TightVNC 2.5.2, TuxMath 2.0.3, VLC 2.0.3, Battle for Wesnoth 1.10.4

We’ve also changed our donation policy for those wanting a physical copy, rather than downloading the ever growing (1.7GB) size of the project image. Now any donation of $10 or above will ensure you receive the latest version of OpenDisc, via airmail to any location in the world. This replaces the old $20 donation for two copies, as most people we spoke to either didn’t want/use the second disc and in most cases passed along their copy to friends after using it.

More changes are coming soon, so be sure to follow our tweets for updates as they happen.

OpenDisc 11.09 Released!

Posted September 7th @ 6:54 am by Chris Gray

We’re happy to announce the latest version of OpenDisc is available for free download, with nearly 40 updated versions, and a switch from to LibreOffice.

As always you can download the disc for free, or make a donation to receive OpenDisc via airmail anywhere in the world.

The updated programs are:

Audacity 1.3.13, Avidemux 2.5.5, Blender 2.59, CaRMetal 3.7.1, Celestia 1.6.1, ClamWin 0.97.2, Dia 0.97.1-2, DjVuLibre 3.5.4+4.7, FileZilla 3.5.1, Firefox 6.0.1, Freeciv 2.3.0, FreeCol 0.10.1, FreeMind 0.9.0, GnuCash 2.4.7, GTK 2.22.0-2, HTTrack 3.44-1, InfraRecorder 0.52, Inkscape 0.48.1, Maxima 5.25.0, Miro 4.0.3, Notepad2 4.2.25, LibreOffice 3.4.3, Pidgin 2.10.0, PokerTH 0.8.3, Really Slick Screensavers 0.2, RSSOwl 2.1.2, Scribus 1.4.0 RC5, SeaMonkey 2.3.2, Sokoban YASC 1.556, Songbird 1.9.3-1959, Stellarium 0.11.0, Sumatra PDF 1.7, Thunderbird 6.0.1, TightVNC 2.0.4, Tux Paint 0.9.21c, VLC 1.1.11, The Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6, Workrave 1.9.4.

We’d originally planned to co-incide this release with the launch of our new home at but we’d rather release in time for Software Freedom Day. Stay tuned for the launch!

OpenDisc 10.12 Released!

Posted December 7th @ 2:43 am by Chris Gray

Just in time for the holidays, the latest version of OpenDisc is available with twenty seven updates:

7-Zip 9.20, Avidemux 2.5.4, CaRMetal 3.5.4, ClamWin 0.96.4, FileZilla, Firefox 3.6.12, Freeciv, 2.2.3, FreeCol 0.9.5, GIMP 2.6.11, Inkscape 0.48, Miro 3.5, Pidgin 2.7.7, PokerTH 0.8.1, RSSOwl 2.0.6, Scribus, SeaMonkey 2.0.10, Sokoban YASC 1.551, Songbird 1.8.0-1800, Stellarium 0.10.6, Sumatra PDF 1.2, Thunderbird 3.1.6, TrueCrypt 7.0a, TuxMath 1.9.0, TuxType 1.8.1, VLC 1.1.5, Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.5, Workrave 1.9.2.

Be sure to give everybody you know the gift of open source this holiday season!

As usual you can download OpenDisc 10.12 from the pane on the right hand side, or browse the programs included on OpenDisc through the Programs section of the website.

And thanks to everybody who supported us and spread the word (and copies of OpenDisc!) throughout 2010. We’re looking forward to a bigger year in 2011 with a return of the forums, unveiling the new website and many new additions to the lineup. We hope you have a happy and safe time for the rest of 2010 and will see you in the new year!

OpenEducationDisc 10.10 Released!

Posted October 27th @ 12:06 am by Peter Kemp

We are happy to announce the latest release of the OpenEducationDisc.  Differing slightly from the OpenDisc, this release offers the latest in Open Source Educational Software in a format easily accessible by students of any age.  The 10.10 release includes the latest releases of your favourite software alongside some new additions:

  • Mixxx – Mix your own music like a DJ
  • MuseScore – Compose your own music
  • Geogebra - Learn geometry and algebra
  • BYOB – Learn how to program and make animations

You can also browse the full list of software included in 10.10.

    As usual you can download OpenEducationDisc using the download links on the right hand pane.

    OpenDisc 10.09 Released!

    Posted August 19th @ 10:43 pm by Chris Gray

    We’re happy to announce the release of OpenDisc 10.09, available now for free download.

    10.09 features over 20 software updates:

    Avidemux 2.5.3, ClamWin 0.96.2, DjVuLibre 3.5.23+4.6, FileZilla, Firefox 3.6.8, Freeciv 2.2.2, FreeCol 0.9.4, GIMP 2.6.10, InfraRecorder 0.51, Maxima 5.22.1, Miro 3.0.3, 3.2.1, Pidgin 2.7.3, RSS Owl 2.0.5, SeaMonkey 2.0.6, Sokoban YASC 1.543, Songbird 1.7.3-1700, Stellarium 0.10.5, Sumatra PDF 1.1, Thunderbird 3.1.2, TightVNC 2.0.2, TrueCrypt 7.0, VLC 1.1.3, Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.4.

    You can either directly download OpenDisc on the right hand pane of this page, or browse this website to read more about the software included.

    OpenDisc 10.05 Released!

    Posted May 3rd @ 9:56 am by Chris Gray

    The latest version of OpenDisc is now available for download with thirteen updates including new versions of Firefox, Miro and Thunderbird:

    CaRMetal 3.5.2, ClamWin, FileZilla, Firefox 3.6.3, FreeCol 0.9.2, Guido van Robot 4.4, Maxima 5.21.1, Miro 3.0.1, SeaMonkey 2.0.4, Sokoban YASC 1.533, Thunderbird 3.0.4, Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.0, Workrave 1.9.1.

    As always, downloads are available on the right-hand pane of this page.

    OpenDisc 10.03 Released!

    Posted March 1st @ 9:27 pm by Chris Gray

    The latest version of OpenDisc is now available for download with thirteen updates featuring OpenOffice, Stellarium and VLC:

    Dia 0.97.1-1, FileZilla 3.3.2, Freeciv 2.2.0, FreeCol 0.9.1, HTTrack 3.43-9C, OpenOffice 3.2.0, Pidgin 2.6.6, RSSOwl 2.0.4, SeaMonkey 2.0.3, Sokoban YASC 1.528, Stellarium 0.10.4, Thunderbird 3.0.2, VLC 1.0.5

    As always, downloads are available on the right-hand pane of this page.

    Regular users will notice our server migration has taken a little longer than expected – thanks to those who have offered their time and energy into making it happen thus far.

    OpenDisc 10.02 Released!

    Posted January 31st @ 5:17 am by Chris Gray

    The first OpenDisc of 2010 is available for download, with major updates to Firefox, Thunderbird and Stellarium. The eighteen updated programs are:

    Avidemux 2.5.2, Dia 0.97.1, FileZilla 3.3.1, Firefox 3.6, Freeciv 2.1.11, FreeCol 0.9.0, TheGIMP 2.6.8, Guido Van Robot 4.3, HTTrack 3.43-9, Maxima 5.20.1, Miro 2.5.4, Pidgin 2.6.5, RSSOwl 2.0.3, SeaMonkey 2.0.2, Sokoban YASC 1.525, Songbird 1.4.3-1438, Stellarium 0.10.3, Thunderbird 3.0.1.

    As for the rest of the site, we’re moving servers some time in the next fortnight and hope to be back to normal shortly afterwards.

    OpenEducationDisc 10.01 has also been released (with a new backend powered by Kiwix), so the user experience between the two discs will be closer from now on.

    We're back!

    Posted December 28th @ 11:27 pm by Chris Gray

    After an unfortunate server crash, along with our hosting company only providing a 2008 backup, we’re almost completely back to normal. As you can see the new site design has to be redone, and we’re yet to tackle the forums and wiki.

    Downloads of the latest version as always are available on the right-hand pane, as direct downloads and torrents.

    Thanks to everybody who supported OpenDisc and volunteered their time this year, and wish you all the best for 2010!

    OpenDisc 09.12 Released

    Posted December 1st @ 11:09 pm by Chris Gray

    Easily our biggest release of the year, 09.12 includes seventeen new programs in the lineup! They are:

    Alliance 1.0.6, Avidemux 2.5.1, CaRMetal 3.1.1, DjVuLibre 3.5.22+4.5, FreeMind 0.8.1, FreeCol 0.8.4, Freeciv 2.1.10, GanttProject 2.0.10, Guido van Robot 4.1, InfraRecorder 0.50, Maxima 5.19.2, Miro 2.5.3, PokerTH 0.7.1, Songbird 1.2.0-1146, TuxGuitar 1.2, TuxMath 1.7.2, TuxType 1.8.0. All of these were nominated by users like you, so if you like a program visit our forums and let us know all about it!

    Also, programs enjoying new versions are; ClamWin 0.95.3, FileZilla, Firefox 3.5.5, Inkscape 0.47, Pidgin 2.6.4, RSSOwl 2.0.1, Scribus, SeaMonkey 2.0, Sokoban YASC 1.518, SumatraPDF 1.0.1, TrueCrypt 6.3a, VLC 1.0.3.

    As always, downloads are available on the right-hand pane of the website. Be sure to blog, tweet and share copies of OpenDisc 09.12 this festive season. :)

    More information as usual can be found on the development blog.