Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Here's the weekly round-up of Open Source, Freeware, and free web services posted last week over on my personal blog...
Hotspotr: WiFi Hotspot Finder Google Maps Mashup
Sat, 23 Jun 2007 22:23:16
Read about in the July issue of MacWorld magazine. It is WiFi hotspot finder that uses Google Maps as its mapping display. One of the interesting features of the site are the off-the-cuff reviews of the hotspots listed on the site.

HD Tune 2.53: Disk Drive Status Information
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 23:15:28

HD Tune 2.53
HD Tune 2.53 is a freeware Windows utility that provides information about IDE, SCSI, or SATA hard drives. It won't repair any drive problems. However, it may give you enough information to make an informed decision about dealing with a potentially failing hard drive.

SendUit: Share Files up to 100M Simply and Privately
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:56:34

The folks at Tumblr have another equally simple and equally useful (IMHO) web application.

Here's what it does... It lets you share files privately without having to go through a lot of setup magic. You upload a file of up to 100MB to their site, set an expiration period (e.g., good for the next 30 minutes), and then give the web link to the upload file to whoever you want to get it. That's it. Simple and useful.

KeyJnote 0.10.0: Presentation Software That Uses PDF Files
Wed, 20 Jun 2007 23:15:03

Haven't tried this one yet. But, it is always good to see a multi-platform Open Source app written in Python (I used to write a lot of small utilities in Python before I switched to Ruby). KeyJnote 0.10.0 isn't a PowerPoint or presentation creation replacement. It takes the output from presentations in PDF format (they recommend Xpdf) and adds features such as highlight boxes and spotlights to the presentation.

Yahoo! Games Free Online Multiplayer Game List
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:00:28

Must be free game list week or something. Here's Yahoo! Games' list of 7 free online multiplayer games...

Don't Pay to Play

Found it on which has been having an interesting (to say the list) upgrade experience according to Kevin Rose's digg blog entry.

YouTube Remixer: Web Video Editor
Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:01:06

YouTube Remixer
YouTube and Adobe (Premiere Express) released the beta site...

YouTube Remixer

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100 Free (and Legal) Games to Download
Sun, 17 Jun 2007 08:07:34

The entry says: A List of 100 legal full version games available to download online from all over the web. The list includes free indie games, free to play mmos, once commercial games that are now free to play, hobbyist games, and many more.

100 of the Best Legal Full Version Games You Can Download Online

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