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GNUwin

A CDR available as ISO image download, and possibly by other means.

Chock full of GPL goodies for windows such as OpenOffice, Sylpheed (email client), pkzip replacements, Abiword, and a plethora of other goodies, with introductory info html on the packages on the disk.

http://gnuwin.epfl.ch/en/index.html

KNOPPIX

Also available as a ISO download, and CDRs available by other means.

Complete Debian-Linux desktop system that boots from CDROM, giving you an auto-configuring and quite useful Debian desktop without having to partition. Can be installed on the HDD and used as a semi-custom Debian distro if it works. Also has quite good HW autodetection, something lacking in standard Debian.

http://www.knoppix.org/
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www.debian.org - At minihub we use Debian. Other PC (non-Mac) Linux distributions you can look for include: MandrakeSoft, Red Hat, Slackware, SuSe. For information on Linux distributions, see www.linux.org/dist.

Obtaining a distribution will usually get you many of the goodies below, so you can get started with a desktop windows environment, office productivity programs and Internet programs as well as much, much more just by getting yourself a copy of a distro cd set.

Desktop Wiindows

Gnome
KDE

Office

OpenOffice
KOffice
Ximian Evolution

Internet

Browsers

Mozilla
Opera
Galeon

Email

QMail
Kmail
Evolution

Web editors and Content Managers

Quanta
Screem
BlueFish
Zope
Plone

Server & Security applications

Apache - Web server
Samba - File sharing between different OSs
Bind - DNS Server
Qmail - Email administration
Fetchmail - MTA
Squid - web proxy cache
IPCop - firewalling
GnuPG - encryption

Development

Perl
Python
PHP

Database

MySQL
PostgreSQL

Design

GIMP

 

 


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