Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Microsoft HealthVault: Who Do You Trust 2.0?
Thu, 04 Oct 2007 20:48:33

Microsoft HealthVault

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Go-OO Fork (Yet Another One!)
Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:56:03

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CDBurnerXP 4.0.015
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:42:38

CDBurnerXP 4.0.015 was released a few days ago (Sept. 29). This freeware CD/DVD burner for Microsoft Windows is another app that definitely belongs on my thus far hypothetical OgasaWalrus best-of-list. The Pro part of the name (it used to be CDBurnerXP Pro) appears to have been dropped between the version 3 and 4 releases. But, it didn't lose any features. I'm downloading a copy now to try out soon.

OgasaWalrus Blog 1 Year Anniversary
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 22:33:54

What do you know? It has been one year since I relaunched this OgasaWalrus blog after moving from my old Zope based web hosting service to this one. It started out as more of a personal notetaking system to help me remember interesting Freeware and Open Source apps for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Fortunately, there seem to be a few other people also interested in this topic and, more importantly, are able fact check me when needed (thanks!) and bring up F/FOSS apps I don't know about (more thanks!).

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Adobe Acquiring Virtual Ubiquity-Buzzword Web Editor
Sun, 30 Sep 2007 22:04:25

Looks like Adobe wants to go head-to-head with Google Docs. They acquired Virtual Ubiquity which created a bit of buzz with their Flash-based Buzzword web editor. Now they need a web spreadsheet and web slide presentation creation service.

Notepad++ 4.3
Sun, 30 Sep 2007 21:39:30

Notepad++ 4.3 was released on Sept. 25. This Open Source Scintilla-based text editor for Windows gets used at least a couple times a week when I'm using a Windows based PC. If I ever get around to creating a favorites list here, Notepad++ will definitely be on the list.