I'm in the process of building up a "FOSS CD" that we can give or check-out to faculty, students and students here at my school. The idea is to load up with CD with useful free and open source applications that users may easily install on their personal windows or mac computers. Yes, I know this software is all freely available for downloading via the web, but I was thinking this just might make things a little easier for folks to get some of this software installed on their computers.
I'm looking for a little help from any readers of this blog to help me evaluate whether I'm missing out on some obvious titles for the CD. Now, I don't want to include every last free and open source application that is out there as I feel it will then be difficult for the user to figure out which ones they should install. Instead, I'm thinking of just including the big ones that involve things like screen capturing, image editing, office software, etc.
With that said, if you can think of anything I'm missing, please leave a comment and let me know.
Mac and Windows Software:
Open Office 3
Audacity audio editing along with Lame mp3 plugin
VLC Media Player
GeoGebra math modeling
Skype VOIP Software
Pidgin Universal Chat Client
GIMP Image Editing
Irfanview image editing utility
CamStudio Screen Capturing
Skitch Screen Capturing/image editing tool
QuickSilver fast app launcher
The following apps are also being included as of 1-14-09:
NVU HTML editor
Opera (I'm amazed at how fast Opera loads pages and I always wonder why I don't use it more)