Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Wubi: Install Ubuntu Inside of Microsoft Windows
Sat, 03 May 2008 15:01:05

If you want to try Ubuntu Linux but don't want to repartition your Windows hard disk, this might be the tool for you to consider...

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows

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Neverball (game)
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:47:23

Neverball is an Open Source multiplatform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) graphical game. I haven't tried it yet. The reason it interests me is that it can make use of the the Apple MacBook's sudden motion sensor and played by moving that notebook in space.

Google Docs Offline Spreadsheet and Presentation Viewing - Also Presenter Notes
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 07:52:55

The Google-ians have been really busy lately. Here's what's new according to the Google Docs Official Google Docs Blog...

1. Speaker notes for your presentations
2. Inserting YouTube videos into slides
3. View (but not edit) presentations and spreadsheets offline using Google Gears

uTorrent Overtakes Azureus?
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 07:13:43

I just followed a link from Techmeme (which has replaced Digg as my source for tech news) over to an article on TorrentFreak reporting that Filesharing Report Shows Explosive Growth for uTorrent. The report says that uTorrent is now the most installed bittorrent client overtaking the Open Source Azureus torrent client.

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