Software For Starving Students

December 27, 2006

Stumbled across this cool project while browsing through Apple’s Software downloads section. From the project’s homepage:

Software for Starving Students is a free collection of programs organized for students (but available to anyone). We’ve gathered a list of best-in-class programs onto one CD (one disc for OS X, one for Windows), including a fully-featured office suite, a cutting-edge web browser, multi-media packages, academic tools, utilities and more.

I think this is a terrific idea. In this broadband world it’s easy to assume that everyone knows exactly what to download and where, but it’s not the case. At our school, there’s plenty of people who don’t have broadband access so burning something like this at school to install at home would be extremely useful.