This article is from the Amiga FAQ, by Ignaz Kellerer with numerous contributions by others.
Fred Fish is going on to offer freely distributable software. But now he collects it on CD-Rom's. He releases two different kinds of CD's: 1. Monthly released disks are divided into roughly three sections: 1. New material, which includes the material from the new unreleased floppy disks as well as material which does not appear in the floppy distribution, about 84Mb on the first disk.
2. Useful utilities that can be used directly off the CD-ROM if desired, thus freeing up the corresponding amount of hard disk space (GNU Emacs, Gnu C, GNU C++, Amiga E, PasTeX, AmigaGuide, Installer, 2.0 and 3.0-Includes, different archivers, tape drivers, the AmiCDROM filesystem and many other GNU and BSD tools, ...), about 150Mb on the first disk.
3. Older material from previous released floppy disks or CD-ROM's, about 404 Mb on the first disk. (Fish disk 600-910)
2. Disks containing the latest software as well as recent software in packed format only. (These are intended to be used for example in BBS's.) I recommend especially the first kind of Fish CD's. They cost about 20$ plus 3$ for shipping (5$ outside USA/Canada/Mexico) and are available from
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