Introduction: Open Season Xmas Gift

A USB-stick with some open content software, music and movies makes last minute gift.

Step 1: Four USB-sticks for Four Teens of an Impressionable Age.

For my two nephews and brother in laws I started out by buying four USB-sticks á 4GB .

Step 2: Free Stuff!

I used the best sites I know of for all the free stuff.
PortableApps - carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.
Jamendo - on Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal and unlimited.
Archive.org - The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
VODO - All VODO releases are free to download and share under a Creative Commons license. Jurors and Regular Supporters are also able to see and vote on all the work currently under consideration.
LibriVox - LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.

Step 3: PortableApps

PortableApps - carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.

This is some of the most useful travel-accessories  I ever had. I downloaded and installed the full suite and a few other things like Frets on Fire, Stellarium and Eraser. See images:

Also, note that although the software is for Windows I'm doing this on Linux. This is made possible because a requirement of PortableApps is that it must work with Wine.

Step 4: Music, Movies and Audiobooks!

I also gathered a few goodies from the other sites such as music, movies and audiobooks.
I wont go in to details but attached are the CD-covers from Jamendo. I also made some new discoveries especially noteworthy is Diablo Swing Orchestra which turned out to be a local band.

Step 5: Clone Your Drives ..

After finishing all the installations I copied everything off the drive (make sure you get the hidden files to) to my harddrive and proceded to copy everything over to each USB-stick. God Jul!

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noahw made it! (author)2007-11-05

Hello, and welcome to the Instructables community! This currently does not meet our criteria for an Instructable. A completed Instructable:

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shadow wave rider made it! (author)2011-08-12

cool.

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shadow wave rider made it! (author)2011-08-12

does jameo (sorry dont nknow how to spell it) download songs like party rockers anthem. please tell me you have herd that legendary song. i searched it but all hese other albums came up. should i type the singers name or the band name or is it because im not a member.

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shadow wave rider made it! (author)2011-08-12

does jamdeo do music such as party rockers anthem

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noahw made it! (author)2007-11-05

This would be a great project to have on the site but you are going to have to add in some pictures of you actually making the fridge chess board for this to be an Instructable. Can you take some photos, upload them, and then republish your Instructable?

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omnibot made it! (author)omnibot2009-12-21

Ooops .. made a new instructable over an old one (no loss there, one I'd given up on).

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