My name is Henrik Nilsen Omma, and I am one of the project leaders of a new
Open Source Project called TheOpenCD. Our aim is to create a simple to use CD
distribution of Open Source software for Windows, and in that way spread the
OSS message. I'm writing to various LUGs to announce the launch of our first
edition, and hope that you might find it a useful tool in promoting Linux and
OSS to a wider public.
The disc allows new users can try out Open Source software (OSS) in the comfort
of their own, familiar operating system, rather than having to take the drastic
step of reformatting their hard drive to install Linux or BSD. The collection,
which includes OpenOffice.org, AbiWord and Beonex is primarily intended for
non-technical computer users. However, we expect that the disc will appeal
first to experienced OSS users, who will hopefully find it a useful vehicle by
which to introduce OSS to their less computer-savvy friends.
We invite all OSS enthusiasts to download the ISO, burn CDs and distribute them
widely to friends, local schools, universities, and companies. We further
encourage you all to stop by our to comment, discuss and contribute!
Henrik Nilsen Omma
& TheOpenCD Team
Henrik Nilsen Omma Theoretical Physics, Oxford
35 Frenchay Road 1 Keble Road
Oxford OX2 6TG Oxford OX1 3NP
h.omma at btinternet.comhenrik at thphys.ox.ac.uk
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