TTCS OSSWIN

the all new TTCS OSSWIN 2.x featuring a new web UI

TTCS OSSWIN v2.40 released November 9 2018.  See the Changelog

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) has put together a collection of nearly 90 Open Source Software for WINdows (OSSWIN) available for download as an 4GB ISO.

Called TTCS OSSWIN, this collection of Free and Open Source Software is for any home or business (i.e. any) user running Microsoft Windows (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7) on their computers.

You can use your web browser to read detailed information about each program in this compilation : what the program does, view a screenshot or video of the program, and to find links to the program’s website and to download/install the program from the TTCS OSSWIN collection.

The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the following categories:

  • Desktop Applications
  • Educational
  • Games
  • Graphics
  • Internet
  • Server
  • Sound and Video
  • Utilities

Alternatively, you can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download the program.

Key features of the TTCS OSSWIN

Easy to install
While many Free and Open Source Software are easy to install, some Free and Open Source Software for Windows are made available as ZIP files which require the user to manually extract the files to a directory and then use Windows Explorer to browse to the directory and run the program. The TTCS has created standard .EXE installers for these applications. This allows the user to easily install and uninstall programs in the collection
Easy to browse with Windows Explorer
All of the software on TTCS OSSWIN is in the “Software” folder with subfolders for each of the categories. This makes it easy for those users who are familiar with the collection to use Windows Explorer to browse and install software on another machine.
Regularly maintained
The TTCS OSSWIN collection is regularly updated every few months. We also have TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download and install the program.

How can I get the TTCS OSSWIN?

If you have broadband, you can download the latest TTCS OSSWIN as a 4GB ISO file.

You can download the TTCS OSSWIN ISO from MediaFire.

(We welcome mirrors! Email [email protected])

You can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download and install the program.

TTCS OSSWIN v2.4.0

  • Date created : November 9 2018
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_v240.iso
  • File size :  4.23 GB (4,548,843,520 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum :  f09638e5 13614319 37c85be9 a9a19251  / f09638e51361431937c85be9a9a19251
  • SHA-1 :   9d68d316 8e34f699 3074bc43 4c26c723 2541bc80   / 9d68d3168e34f6993074bc434c26c7232541bc80
  • SHA-256 : 181dbf53 52eed0ae 45ef556a c794b567 6f2c3647 42acfb0b 45e1ba80 15978140 / 181dbf5352eed0ae45ef556ac794b5676f2c364742acfb0b45e1ba8015978140

Changes from TTCS OSSWIN 2.30

  • Updated : LibreOffice, Notepad++, WinMerge, TreeLine, Tux Paint, Battle for Wesnoth,  Portable Puzzle Collection, Lucas Chess, Draw.io, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, gPodder, XAMPP, VideoLAN, Qmmp, PDFCreator, VirtualBox, Rufus, KeePass, Axcrypt, VeraCrypt, AutoHotKey
  • Optimized screenshot images reducing file size from 15MB to 4MB

Use a program like VisualHash or WinHasher to hash your downloaded file to see if it matches the hashes here. If your downloaded file hash is different, then your downloaded file is different from the file the TTCS has published and should NOT be trusted.

How to use TTCS OSSWIN

You can use 7-Zip to extract the files to a folder on your hard drive or removable storage such as a USB flash drive.

Alternatively, you can use a program like WinCDEmu to “mount” the ISO file to view and access the ISO as if it was an DVD disc in a DVD drive.

Finally, you can use a DVD burner and DVD burning software like IrfraRecorder to burn the ISO file onto a blank 4.7GB DVD.

Hardware and Software Requirements for TTCS OSSWIN

This collection of Free and Open Source Software is intended for use on the following versions of Windows : Windows® 10/8/7/.

The software requirements for each program/application varies but if your Windows PC is already running a program that falls in one of the categories (e.g. Desktop Applications, Graphics, Internet, etc) it can probably run the programs listed under that category.

List of software on TTCS OSSWIN

Below is the software included in the TTCS OSSWIN v2.40 created November 9 2018.

How is the TTCS involved in this project?

Members of the TTCS:

  • Downloaded, tested/evaluated the various applications, utilities, games, etc. included in the compilation.
  • Where necessary, created installers for those applications without an installer.
  • Created and tested the web based user interface.
  • Created a web page for each program with the program’s description, its key features and related links.
  • Distributes the collection online for use by general public of Trinidad and Tobago and worldwide.

What is Free and Open Source Software?

Free and Open Source Software is software for which the “guts” of the program can be freely downloaded and altered to suit your needs (provided you can do the programming). There are many types of Free and Open Source Software. The difference lies in the way altered versions of the software can be distributed, so, if you customise the software for your own needs, then decide to distribute it, you may be bound by specific terms.

Many Free and Open Source Software projects make ready to install executable versions for various operating systems including Windows.

You can do the following with Free and Open Source Software :

  • Install the software on any number of machines in any environment (home or commercial) without purchasing licence fees for each machine.
  • Obtain and modify the source code and distribute modified versions of the program together with the modified source code. Free and Open Source Software licenses differ in how such source code can be distributed or licensed for others to also do what you have done.

Here are several links for you to learn more about Free and Open Source Software :