Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

EA Releases Command & Conquer Gold (original) as Freeware
Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:16:20

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, EA released the original...

Command & Conquer Gold freeware. The game download is in ISO form. So, you'll need to burn it to a CD using an ISO burner before playing the game.

WinDirStat: Windows Directory Statistics
Fri, 31 Aug 2007 06:25:49


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Stream 24-7: Application Streaming
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 20:06:27

Stream 24-7 is a hard one to categorize. The service only works with Windows 2000 or XP (not Vista yet) and Internet Explorer. It also requires what they call an application player to let you try out applications that are isolated from the rest of the PC. Having not tried it yet, it sounds like a sort of limited application virtualization service (maybe like a small version of Microsoft SoftGrid???). Let me know how it works if you've tried this thing.

Partition Logic: Disk Partition Manager and Defragmenter
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 22:42:28

Ok, this one is a bit different... I'm calling it a Windows utility because it can't boot on an Intel Mac and does not list HFS+ as a supported disk format. Partition Logic boots from a CD using its own OS called Visopsys. Once booted, it lets you manage hard disk partitions (resize, move, defragment, image, etc.). It has a caveat about Vista on its web site. So, be sure to read that before trying it with a Vista hard drive. And, be sure to read the website's About section. It lists a bunch of limitations related to various disk formats.