VALO-CD is a distribution of open source software on a CD for Microsoft Windows. VALO-CD aims to spread knowledge and use of open source software.[1] VALO-CD originates from Finland and was originally available only in Finnish. Since version 7 an international version of VALO-CD has also been available in English.[2]

Acronym VALO means Free/Libre Open Source Software in Finnish. "Valo" is also a Finnish word that means light.[3] Therefore the name of the project has a connotation of bringing enlightenment. The Finnish version of VALO-CD had the special goal of concentrating on completely localized open source software.

The project was started in 2008 and the goals are to support technological and economical development in Finland.[4]


Version 8 of VALO-CD includes the following software:

See also


  1. Eighth edition of Finnish CD to promote open source. Joinup (2012-02-28). Retrieved on 2012-05-13.
  2. Now in English: VALO-CD Open Source Software Collection. Slashdot (2012-03-03). Retrieved on 2012-05-13.
  3. VALO-CD Now Available in English: Makes Installing Free and Open Source Software Easier Than Ever for Windows Users. Yahoo News (2012-02-24). Retrieved on 2012-05-13.
  4. Uusi Valo-CD esittelee Adoben korvikkeita. Digitoday (2010-09-24). Retrieved on 2011-10-09.

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