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15 Dec 2004

WinLibre

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Today while browsing the net, I came across another collection of FOSS for Windows machines. It has a slightly different mix from TheOpenCD, and best of all comes in an English and French flavour. I shall burn a disk with it on, and take it with me when I visit my Family in France shortly.

This disk has Zinf, a nice Windows media player, and some useful anti-virus software. Like TheOpenCD it has Mozilla Firefox and OpenOffice.org, and a few small utilities.

The nice thing about FOSS is that it empowers people to make and sell their own mix of software, and any improvements they make are pooled back into the software for the greater good. The end user is given a free choice of largely compatible software, and doesn't have to worry about being locked into some proprietary hell.