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VALO-CD

The best of Free and Open Source Software for Windows


Programs - VALO-CD version 9

Writing and Drawing

LibreOffice

LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a comprehensive office software suite
Alternative to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) or Microsoft Works
GIMP

GIMP

Edit digital images and create graphics.
Alternative to Adobe Photoshop
Inkscape

Inkscape

Vector drawing application
Alternative to Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw

Internet

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Safe and fast web browser
Alternative to Internet Explorer
Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

Popular and versatile email application
Alternative to Microsoft Outlook
Pidgin

Pidgin

Chat via one program with friends on MSN, IRC and Google Talk.
Alternative to Microsoft Messenger
WinSCP

WinSCP

FTP, SFTP and SCP client for everyday file transfers
Vuze

Vuze

Transfer large files using the BitTorrent protocol.

Multimedia

VLC media player

VLC media player

General video and sound player
Alternative to Microsoft Media Player
Audacity

Audacity

Record, edit and mix sound.
MuseScore

MuseScore

Create beautiful sheet music easily for free
Alternative to Sibelius, Finale

Tools

7-Zip

7-Zip

Versatile compression program for various file formats
Evince

Evince

Light and quick PDF reader
Alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader
InfraRecorder

InfraRecorder

CD/DVD burner
Alternative to Nero Burning ROM
KeePass

KeePass

Concentrated password management
Notepad++

Notepad++

Fast text editor with advanced features
TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt

Hard disk and USB memory encryption program
Alternative to BitLocker

Guides

Firefox by FLOSS Manuals

A guide created by FLOSS Manuals on the use of the Firefox web browser.

Thunderbird by FLOSS Manuals

A guide created by FLOSS Manuals on the use of the Thunderbird email client.

OpenOffice by FLOSS Manuals

A guide created by FLOSS Manuals on the use of the OpenOffice (now LibreOffice) suite.

Inkscape by FLOSS Manuals

A guide created by FLOSS Manuals on the use of the Inkscape vector drawing application.

VLC by FLOSS Manuals

A guide created by FLOSS Manuals on the use of the VLC media player.

Audacity by FLOSS Manuals

A guide created by FLOSS Manuals on the use of the Audacity audio editor.

CD contents

VALO-CD contains also contains guides, public encryption keys and other materials. If you don't want to download the entire VALO-CD, you can also browse it online directly from our website.

Browse VALO-CD contents
(requires IE7 or better, e.g. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome)

Security updates

In Windows the automatic update system updates only Microsoft's programs. Windows users have to take care themselves that their software installed from VALO-CD in updated regulary. The newest versions are available from the programs websites for free.

In Linux the automatic update system is able to update all installed programs and thus keep all security updates up to date. This CD is not meant for Linux users - if you use Linux, then install these programs from your own distribution's package manager.

Source code

As required by the GPL license we provide the source code at www.valo-cd.net/sources/ for all the programs we distribute. The source code can also be obtained directly from each software project's own website.

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