The GIMP an image manipulation program
List of tutorials and info on the GIMP here
INKSCAPE a vector graphics program
List of tutorials and information here
Open Source Software for windows
Sites that categorize useful opensource applications
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I would recomment the (no cost) open source CD burning software from InfraRecorder @ http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/
I have simple 1-page-how-to (Using InfraRecoder.pdf) for
copying a CD. It takes the CD and copies it and saves it as an ISO file
on your desktop. You can then burn the ISO to CD.
Insert a blank CD into your burner. A "CD/DVD Creator"
browser will pop up. Close this browser as we will not be using it.
(Edgy will say "Choose Disk Type", click 'Ignore")
Find the downloaded ISO image in the file browser
Places → Home menu on top of the screen.) Right click on the
file and choose Write to Disc and wait for burning to complete.
See CdDvdBurning @
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CdDvdBurning if you would like to burn from the command line(terminal).
Find the ISO image in the file browser (available at
System Menu > Home Folder on bottom of the screen next to
Right click on the ISO → Actions → Write
CD Image with K3b...
K3b will now automatically verify the md5sum, make sure
Place Blank CD in burner and click on start.