Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Annals of Improbable Research Articles Now Free
Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:53:46

The Annals of Improbable Research magazine's articles are now freely available on the web as well as a low-resolution PDF download. The high resolution PDF version as well as the paper version are available for a fee (seems reasonable to me :-). The magazine also sponsors the annual (and usually hilarious) Ig Nobel Prizes. A video of the 2007 event is available for viewing on their website.

Witty 0.1.5: Twitter Client for Windows
Thu, 27 Dec 2007 19:49:19

Witty 0.1.5 is a Twitter client for Windows XP and Vista built on WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). It performs reasonably well. However, as the low version number indicates, it is still early in its development phase. The window captured part of a dialog box that wouldn't go away at one point. And, it crashed a couple of times when I tried to refresh (running under Vista, btw). I think it will be a useful little Twitter app once it becomes a bit more stable.

Happy Holidays!
Mon, 24 Dec 2007 22:14:21

A combination of holiday busy work and being a bit under the weather (wheeze, sniffle) has me a bit behind checking out items on my list of freeware and Open Source apps for Mac OS X and Windows.

In the meantime, I hope everyone who reads this blog (all three of you :-) has a safe and happy holiday season.

Here's wishing for more great freeware and Open Source apps in 2008.


Leo Kuznetsov
2008-01-11 12:56:38
Zipeg free unarchiver for Windows and Mac OS X build on top of 7-zip backend. Version fixes some Vista and Leopard related issues.