Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

This week... Weekly Free Amazon MP3 downloads, Google Calendar syncs with Outlook, Zoho Writer with Google Gears support for Windows Mobile smartphones, SpikeSource WISP packages, Revo Uninstaller 1.50.
Weekly Free MP3 Downloads
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 22:16:03

Most of you probably know that Apple iTunes features two free music downloads every Tuesday and sometimes features a new free video download (usually a TV show episode or music video). But, did you know that...

Amazon MP3 (

...provides free DRM-free MP3 downloads. If not, head over to the link given above and see if any of the freebies interests you.

I've bought a couple of DRM-free MP3 songs from Amazon MP3 and have been very satisfied by the purchases. The songs import fine into iTunes for transfer and playing on an iPod.

Google Calendar Syncs with Outlook but Now Hates Firefox (Erratum)
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 22:09:22

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Zoho Continues to Impress: Zoho Writer Adds Offline Viewing for Windows Mobile Smartphones
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 22:06:14

Zoho is simply amazing. They keep moving far ahead of what Microsoft and, even, Google itself offers in terms of rich web services for the desktop and smartphone. The most amazing thing about this innovation is that they are using the Google Gears for Windows Mobile introduced on the same day. I'm guessing that Google is close to buying up Zoho. I hope Zoho doesn't disappear or get dumbed-down like JotSpot. You can read about my Zoho Writer on Windows Mobile experience at...

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SpikeSource Offers WISP Packages. What's WISP? Read On
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:28:18

You've heard of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl). You may have also heard of WAMP (substitute Windows for Linux as the OS platform). WISP is Windows, IIS, SQL Server Express (or full package), and PHP. SpikeSource put together a bunch of pre-built WISP bundles that include preconfigured applications of various kinds: WISP+phpBB, WISP+Moodle, etc. I'm doing some blogging for O'Reilly's Inside Port 25 site. You can read what I had to say about SpikeSource's WISP bundles there...

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Revo Uninstaller 1.50
Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:05:40

I just ran across and mentioned Revo Uninstaller 1.42 just a little over a week ago. They released...

Revo Uninstaller 1.50

...shortly after that on Feb. 28. The link above takes you to the version history so you can see the changes.

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