Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Facebook OgasaWalrus Group
Sat, 04 Aug 2007 23:30:22

Facebook OgasaWalrus Group
I've never been a huge social-networking type. But, I figured I'd finally take a look at Facebook since 99+% of the world apparently is already on it. So, if you have a Facebook account, consider heading over to the Facebook OgasaWalrus Group and say hello. Maybe you can explain to me why this thing is so popular. So far, i don't get it :-)

MindMeister: Web-based Mind Mapping
Sat, 04 Aug 2007 22:24:39
One of the most all-time most read posts on this blog (see the list on the left) is one about the Open Source FreeMind application. So, this web-based mind mapping service might interest some of you.


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Microsoft Testing Freeware Waters for Microsoft Works
Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:21:33

There's no download links for this blog. But, I just had to say something about the news that Microsoft is going to bundle Microsoft Works (kind of a Microsoft Office Lite) for free (ad supported) with some PCs. Microsoft Works 9 can be purchased for as low as $35 now. So, it is not a terribly expensive product to begin with. However, I don't think Microsoft has taken this idea anywhere near far enough. I was just thinking about Microsoft Works this past week as I used Google Docs' word processor and spreadsheet.

read more You Can't Have Too Many Google Mashup WiFi Finders
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 22:45:31

One of my beliefs is: You can't have too many Google Maps mashup free WiFi finders. So, here's another one...

Seems like a good one too.

Microsoft Popfly: Web Mashup Service
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:02:50

Microsoft Popfly is in a late beta release. It is a free web service that somewhat resembles Yahoo! Pipes in that both can be used to create web mashups without needing to write code. Popfly requires installing Microsoft's Silverlight platform (their answer to Adobe Flash). Silverlight is in Release Candidate 1 stage and is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. I installed it on both platforms to try it out.

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