TTCS OSSWIN DVD

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society has released version 1.57 with 3.5GB of Free and Open Source Software including LibreOffice 5.2.0, Mozilla Firefox and more. Many free and Open Source software apps 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 […]

Can calypso survive in the digital age?

Above: Kurt Allen performing at the finals of the 2012 Calypso Monarch competition. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. A review of Kurt Allen’s Griotism, originally published in the T&T Guardian, January 19, 2016. Griotism is that rarest of Carnival albums, a full collection of music, prepared and produced before the formal start of the festival and […]

TTCS updates free and open source software DVD

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society announced the release of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD v1.5, a collection of the latest version of Free and Open Source Software for Microsoft Windows (XP/Vista/7/8) that’s available for download. The collection features a web based interface for browsing programs organised into several categories:  Desktop Applications, Educational, Games, Graphics, Internet, Server, […]

Wikimedia, Digicel partner for free Wikipedia access

Digicel and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects, announced a partnership today to offer free access to Wikipedia to all Digicel customers, whether they are subscribed to a data plan or not. The collaboration is part of Wikipedia Zero, an initiative to give people unlimited access to Wikipedia […]

TTCS updates open source DVD

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society has released version 1.3 of its collection of free software for the Windows platform. The DVD was first released for download (it was previously distributed for years as a disc only) in September 2011. According to the TTCS website, the disc contains “a collection of nearly 100 Free and Open […]

Office 365 Pro Plus for teachers = Office free for students

With worldwide celebrations recognising International Youth Day, August 12th was the ideal date for Microsoft to share its #GiveMeMyOffice campaign, which allows students to enjoy the powerful Office 365 tool free of charge. When a school combines the Office 365 programme with other Cloud services from Microsoft, such as Exchange, SharePoint and Lync (all available […]