Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Cross-platform OpenOffice Worm
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 20:35:11

ZDNet Australia (why is that ZDNet in the US never reports anything interesting these days?) reports that an...

OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

The article links to this Symantec page that describes the...

OpenOffice Worm

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eEye Blink Personal Edition Anti-Virus Anti-Spyware: Windows 2000/XP Only
Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:59:41

My general rule is not to include trialware in this blog. But, given the apparent importance of this product in the Windows security space and a one year trial period, I figured the rule could be bended a bit for this one...

eEye Blink Personal Edition

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Adobe Reader 8.1 for Windows Vista
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 22:42:57


Adobe released...

Adobe Reader 8.1 for Vista

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Democracy 0.9.6 Internet TV
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 21:41:02


The latest version (beta) of...

Democracy 0.9.6

...is out. This multiplatform Open Source application plays all kind of video file formats on your local drive and can download and play videos from various sources on the net. The video you see in the image is downloaded from YouTube (my current favorite video: The Zimmers performing the Who's My Generation).

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High Resolution Photos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Tue, 05 Jun 2007 21:29:48

HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment)
For high resolution photography that is literally out of this world, head over to the University of Arizona's...

HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment)

...site managed by the Department of Planetary Sciences Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.


Windows Live Writer Beta 2
Sun, 03 Jun 2007 22:48:19

Microsoft released Windows Live Writer Beta 2 on May 30. This blogging client from Microsoft surprised me when it was first released because it works with more than just the expected Microsoft Live Spaces blog. It also lets you post to other blogging platforms. This Beta 2 release adds a number of new features including spell checking, table editing, page authoring for both WordPress and TypePad, and SharePoint 2007 support.