The cost of educational software is getting expensive. Many schools, teachers, students, and parents are looking for alternatives. To help students get free software programs without paying the high price of commercial software, Softwarefor.org gathers a list of best-in-class programs onto a single CD-ROM called Software for Starving Students. The Software for Starving Students CD-ROM comes with an easy-to-use interface and is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. The software programs are arranged in 13 categories: Art & Graphics, Astronomy & Space, Computer Science, Games, Internet, Keyboarding, Mathematics, Multimedia, Office, Publishing, Security, Studying, and Utility. The Windows version contains 41 software programs and the Mac version has 31 programs, Most of the software programs in the CD-ROM are open source and few of them are obtained and distributed by permission. Users are free to make copies of the software programs, or even the whole CD-ROM, and give them away to anyone.
I think Softwarefor.org has done a terrific job of putting a great collection of open source applications for students, teachers, as well as parents. Everyone should take advantage of this free CD-ROM collection. The entire disc image can be download at: