FreedomSampler™ is a CD-Rom compiled by Twisted Lincoln, Inc.™ that hopes to promote the idea of Free Software by offering alternatives to the proprietary applications that currently dominate the market. The intention behind FreedomSampler™ is to promote Free Software through the active redistribution of alternatives to existing products.
Each application and utility included in a FreedomSampler™ disc is hand chosen to serve as a direct replacement for a commonly utilized proprietary program.
Moreover, a key requirement of the project is portability -- all included applications on a FreedomSampler™ disc have versions available for both Microsoft Windows® and GNU/Linux. This allows for an easier transition for those hoping to move from a proprietary operating system to one based on freedom.
Here's a list of all the great programs found within the FreedomSampler™ disc:
|LibreOffice®||Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation & database|
|Gimp™||Edit and manipulate a variety of image formats|
|KompoZer™||WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) HTML editor|
|Audacity®||Audio capture, editing, and manipulation|
|Mozilla Firefox®||Full-featured and secure internet browser|
|Mozilla Thunderbird™||Internet e-mail client and RSS reader|
|Inkscape™||Create and edit scalable vector graphics|
|Pidgin™||Instant messaging client|
|InfraRecorder™||CD/DVD disc burning software|
|OpenCodecs™||Codecs for playback of Ogg Vorbis, Theora, & FLAC|
|PeaZip™||File compressor/decompressor for ZIP, TAR, & more|
|Dia™||Diagram and flowchart creation|
|Scribus™||Document layout and publishing|
FreedomSampler™ can be downloaded FREE OF CHARGE, directly from this website.
You can also buy a copy of FreedomSampler™, and have it mailed directly to your home or office. Get it here:
Version 1.70 brings major updates to most of the programs on the disc.
Full release notes:
Updated Filezilla to version 3.5.0
Updated Firefox to version 4.0.1
Updated Gimp to version 2.6.11
Updated Inkscape to version 0.48.1
Updated Opencodecs to version 0.85.17777
Relaced OpenOffice.org with Libreoffice 3.3.2
Updated Peazip to version 3.7
Updated Pidgin to version 2.7.11
Added Scribus 1.4.0
Updated Thunderbird to version 3.1.10