Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Here's what I looked at last week: HWMonitor PC hardware monitor, Google Docs right-click save-as, Apple Safari 3.1 web browser, and OpenDNS.
CPUID HWMonitor 1.08: Voltage, Temperature, Fan Speed Information
Sat, 22 Mar 2008 22:30:23

CPUID HWMonitor 1.08 is a Freeware Windows utility that shows you some basic but useful information about your PC: Voltage, temperature, and fan speed. Version 1.08 was released on March 14.

Google Docs Right Click Save As
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 21:03:22

I'm probably the last person to notice that a right-click on a Google Docs file list results in a pop-up menu that lets you, among other things, save the Google Docs file to your local drive.

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Apple Safari 3.1
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:21:55

Apple released their Safari 3.1 web browser for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. They claim it is 3 times faster than Firefox 2 and 5.5 times faster than Opera 9. I haven't done any rigorous time tests. But, I can't say it seems all that much faster than Firefox on my Mac.

OpenDNS: Faster and Safer Web Browsing?
Sun, 16 Mar 2008 16:53:35

I've been wrestling with a weird network problem with Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) for the past couple of weeks. It looks like part of the problem may be related to the way Leopard handles DNS queries. I still haven't found a fix, but it looks like...


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