adium quicktime opera aim logos icons-1.pngWelcome to Daily Downloads brought to you by CyberNet! Each weekday we bring you software updates for widely used programs, and it’s safe to assume that all the software we list is freeware (we’ll try to note the paid-only programs).




As you browse the Internet during the day, feel free to post the software updates you come across in the comments below so that we can include them the following day!

–Stable Releases–

The software listed here have all been officially released by the developers.

  • AIM 6.8 [Homepage] [Changelog] [Review]
    Operating System: Windows Windows only
    Type of Application: Instant messenger
    Changes: Plugins, cellphone integration, games, and more
  • DriverMax 4.1 [Homepage] [Mirror] [Review]
    Operating System: Windows Windows only
    Type of Application: Driver backup
    Changes: N/A
  • QuickTime Alternative 2.6.0 [Homepage] [Changelog] [Mirror] [Review]
    Operating System: Windows Windows only
    Type of Application: Media codec
    Changes: Updated to QuickTime 7.5
  • SnagIt 9.0 [Homepage] [Changelog] [Mirror]
    Operating System: Windows Windows only
    Cost: $49.95
    Type of Application: Screenshot utility
    Changes: Office 2007-like interface, better screenshot management, and more

–Pre-Releases (Alpha, Beta, etc…)–

The software listed here are pre-releases that may not be ready for everyday usage.

  • Adium 1.3 [Homepage] [Changelog]
    Operating System: Mac Mac
    Release: Beta 2
    Type of Application: Cross-network messenger
    Changes: Opens chat as soon as a contact starts typing, adds address book information, and more
  • Opera 9.5 [Homepage] [Changelog] [Review]
    Operating System: Windows Windows; Mac Mac; Linux Linux
    Release: Release Candidate
    Type of Application: Web browser
    Changes: Bug fixes

–Release Calendar–

  • June – Firefox 3.0 [Review]
  • June/July – Flock 2.0 Beta [Review]
  • June 12 – Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1
  • June 19 – openSUSE 11.0
  • Early July – iPhone 2.0 Software [Review]
  • July 11 – iPhone 3G [Review]
  • August – Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 [Review]
  • September 2 – OpenOffice.org 3.0 [Review]
  • October 30 – Ubuntu 8.10
  • 2009 – Windows Mobile 7 [Review]
  • 2009 – Paint.NET 4.00 [Review]
  • 2010 – Windows 7 [Review]