The world of free and open source software FLOSS has made considerable progress in recent years. We compiled a collection of software for translation, and propose a two steps approach, either in the form of a collection of software applications or an entire operating system complete with specific applications for translators.
On a pc with a preinstalled Windows operating system you can find a lot of free applications to use for your translation work (FOSS = free and open source software). We propose a collection of the following applications (please download USBTrans):
Please download the USBTrans compressed file, extract and copy it to a USB stick of at least 2 GB and you can use the applications without installation of any kind.
For an operating system we can recommend Linux and all its varieties (see Distrowatch). Our proposal is tuxtrans, a linux distribution with a lot of software applications relevant for translation. Get a complete preconfigured pc system and start working, i.e. translating!