Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

This week: Revo Uninstaller 1.42, Windows Live SkyDrive, NewsPond, and Free PDF to Word Doc Converter 1.1.
Revo Uninstaller 1.42
Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:58:18

Uninstalling software from Microsoft Windows can sometimes be a lot more challenging that it should be. The freeware Revo Uninstaller 1.4.2 has a reputation for easing this sometimes ornery process. It has a bunch of features including an auto-start manager, junk files cleaner, browser history cleaner, and tools to really delete files (delete all traces of the file). This version was released on January 7, 2008. I haven't tried it yet. But, I just downloaded it and plan to give it a spin.

SkyDrive Ups Its Storage to 5GB
Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:35:35

SkyDrive 5GB

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Newspond: Is This the New Digg?
Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:24:10

Digg has, IMHO, spread its news coverage area too wide and has lost my interest. Slashdot has, to its credit, maintained its tech focus after being around for over 10 years now but but updates/percolates kind of slowly. I'm hoping that Newspond will be the a good tech news resource. But, it currently draws too much from mainstream sites that, I'll guess, most tech geeks already have in their newsfeed reader.

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Free PDF to Word Doc Converter 1.1
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:32:29

I read about this PDF to Word converter a week or two ago...

Free PDF to Word Doc Converter 1.1

...but have not tried it out yet. Note to self: Try this thing out soon. There's apparently some kind of free registration code that requires solving some simple math problem according to its FAQ.