Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Jooce: Another Web Desktop
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 22:14:39

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Microsoft and Samba Working Together at Last
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 22:21:44

Samba is an Open Source suite/protocol that provides file sharing, printer sharing, and authentication that is built on reverse engineering the NetBIOS network protcol used by Microsoft Windows. It essentially allows a server other than Windows (like Linux) appear to be a Windows server.

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Live Search vs. Google Maps Zoom Feature
Tue, 18 Dec 2007 22:10:07

I'm re-purposing a blog item from my mobile devices blog since it involves freeware for Windows Mobile phones...

Microsoft announced an updated version of Live Search for Windows Mobile...

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Ulteo Beta: Web Based
Sun, 16 Dec 2007 21:20:28

Ulteo (beta) lets you run without installing it. It provides a Java powered web-based version with 1GB free storage. Note that you need to a Java runtime 1.4 or newer running to use Ulteo OOo.