The OpenDisc 12.09 offers a selection of high quality open source software on a disc for Microsoft Windows users. The aims of the project are "to provide a free alternative to costly software, with equal or often better quality equivalents to proprietary, shareware or freeware software for Microsoft Windows", and "to educate users of Linux as an operating system for home, business and educational use"
The project was created in September 2007 by former OpenCD project lead Chris Gray, who cited numerous difficulties which he believed were negatively affecting the progress of the aforementioned Canonical sponsored project. As of the 27th September 2007, the OpenCD project is no longer under active development (the former OpenCD project was replaced by OpenDisc)
Version 12.09 includes the latest versions of the following:
- 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