GNUWin II is a compilation of Free/Open Source software for the Microsoft Windows® platform. One of the main features of this software is that most of the programs on the CD are also available for free/Open Source operating systems, such as GNU/Linux, debian, FreeBSD, etc. The compilation was created by: GNU Generation a team of students from the: EPFL. The compilation was developed in Europe and is available in the following languages: English, Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian and French.
NOTE : The TTCS does not distribute the GNUWIN II CD since 2004. The TTCS has created its own open source compilation for Windows : TTCS OSSWIN CD and as of 2011, the TTCS OSSWIN DVD
How is the TTCS involved in this project?
TTCS is not directly involved in this project. We only download the compilation and make it available to our members and the general public of Trinidad and Tobago.
What is the latest version?
The latest version distributed by TTCS is: Version 2.2 which was issued on January 20, 2003.
What categories of software are available?
The GNUWin II CD-ROM provides software in the following categories:
- 3D Games
- Computer Security
- Desktop Environments
- Internet and communications
- Operating systems
- Sciences and Math
- Servers and database
What’s on the CD?
The following table provides a list of the contents of the latest version of the CD. Click on the link to go to the home page for the particular piece of software. NOTE: Some of the software listed at: http://gnuwin.epfl.ch is not included on the CD. This choice was made by GNU Generation not TTCS.
- GNAT – Ada compiler
- Inno Setup – windows installer
- MinGW32 gcc C/C++/Java/Fortran Compiler
- SciTE – Source code editing
- VIM – vi improved
- Circus Linux!
- Crack Attack!
- Free Civ
- GNU Chess
Internet and Communications
- FileZilla – client FTP
- WinHTTrack Website Copier
- Miranda IM
- Speak Freely
- Abi Word
- GNU – Ghostscript
- LaTeX (MiKTeX)
- SciTE – Source code editing
- VIM – vi improved
Sciences and Math
Servers and Database
Where can I obtain a copy of GNUWin II? 2>
You can now order a copy of the GNUWin II CD from the TTCS:>
- Email your request to: admin[ at ]ttcsweb.org.
- CDs cost TT$20 per disk at this time. Note: Price is subject to change without further notice.
- Pay for and collect your CD(s) at the next official TTCS meeting.
If you have the bandwidth, you can also download an ISO image and burn it to a CD-R. ISO images are available from the following mirror sites:
The ISO image is approximately 700MB.
Where can I find the latest info about GNUWin?
The official GNUWin website is located at: http://gnuwin.epfl.ch
How can I contact GNU Generation?
The official GNU Generation website is located at: http://gnugeneration.epfl.ch
Warranty (or lack thereof)
Disclaimer of Warranties: All licences of the software contained in the GNUWin II compilation are provided at no cost to the end user. There is no warranty on the software. We (GNU Generation, TTCS) do not guarantee that the programs will always work as expected. The end-user is solely responsible for any and all: financial loss, damage to equipment, loss of data or any other loss that may result directly or indirectly from such use. GNU Generation and TTCS are not liable for such loss.
What exactly is “Free” software?
“Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”. Free software provides the users with the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. A program is defined as “Free software” if users of the software are provided with these four freedoms:
- Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
- Freedom 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs.
- Freedom 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
- Freedom 3: The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.
- Access to the source code is a precondition for Freedom 1 and Freedom 3.
Note: It is both acceptable and legal to charge a fee for “Free software”.
What is the GNU General Public Licence?
You can read/download the GNU General Public Licence (from the Free Software Foundation) here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
The TTCS is providing this software compilation as a service to its members and the general public of Trinidad and Tobago. The TTCS is not the creator of this software compilation. This page has not been endorsed in any way by GNU Generation/the GNUWin Team.
Information on this page is subject to change without further notice.
If you use any information from this page/software linked-to from this page, you do so at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any and all: financial loss, damage to your equipment, loss of data or any other loss that may result directly or indirectly from such use.
In other words, if you screw-up, or your equipment or data gets screwed up, it is 100% YOUR fault! Don’t blame anyone else.
Do you have questions/comments/suggestions about the GNUWin II compilation?
If you have questions/comments/suggestions about the the GNUWin II compilation here are your options for contacting the TTCS:
- You can email the Management directly: admin[ at ]ttcsweb.org.
- You can post your question(s)/comment(s) on the Discussion List located at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ttcs
Last update: 14/may/2003