Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Microsoft Live Mesh
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:25:17

Live Mesh Desktop

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Coming Soon: Login to Zoho with Your Google ID
Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:19:31

I'm still trying to understand why this is reported on CNet but not mentioned anywhere in Zoho's official blog...

Zoho to integrate with Google sign-on

However, assuming this is true, that will be one less login/password combination to remember someday. It is a little surprising to learn about this though. I can't think of any other service that Google has partnered with in this way. I still can't login to YouTube or GrandCentral with a Google login and Google owns those properties.

MySQL Workbench 5.0.19 Visual Database Design Tool
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:41:10

MySQL Workbench 5.0.19 is an Open Source visual database design tool for Microsoft Windows provided by Sun/MySQL. I haven't tried it out yet. But, as a relatively heavy MySQL user, I plan to do so soon. Note that it requires the Microsoft .Net 2.0 Framework for Windows XP (.Net comes with Vista).