GIMP 7zip Songbird Mediacoder Skype Firefox Vista Logos Icons Welcome to Daily Downloads brought to you by CyberNet! Each weekday we bring you the Windows 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.

  • Damn Small Linux 4.0 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror]
    Type of Application: Linux Operating System
    Changes: Upgraded kernel and a few new features
  • FastStone Image Viewer 3.3 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Photo manager
    Changes: New enhance colors option, better sharpening/blurring, and more
  • GIMP 2.4 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Type of Application: Image editor
    Changes: New look, scalable brushes, rewritten selection tools, fullscreen editing, and more
  • MediaCoder [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Media converter
    Changes: FAAC 1.26, MEncoder r24845, and more
  • Portable Firefox [Homepage] [Mirror]
    Type of Application: Portable web browser
    Changes: Security and bug fixes
  • Vista Reliability Update [32-bit] [64-bit] [Review]
    Type of Application: Windows update providing reliability and stability (see our review for details)
    Changes: Increases battery life, makes wireless networks more stable, and more

–Pre-Releases (Alpha, Beta, etc…)–

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

  • 7-Zip 4.56 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Release: Beta
    Type of Application: File archive manager
    Changes: N/A
  • Skype [Homepage] [Mirror] [Review]
    Release: Beta
    Type of Application: Voice, video, and text messenger
    Changes: N/A
  • Songbird 0.3 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Release: Release Candidate 2
    Type of Application: Media player
    Changes: Lots of bug fixes
  • WordPress 2.3.1 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Release: Beta 1
    Type of Application: Content management system
    Changes: Tagging support for Windows Live writer, speed improvements, and bug fixes

–Release Calendar–

This is a great way to keep up on the upcoming software releases.

  • October 25 – Opera 9.5 Beta 1 [Review]
  • October 25 – Opera Mini 4 Beta 3 [Review]
  • October 26 – Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard [Review]
  • November – Firefox 3 Milestone 9 [Review]
  • November – Comodo 3 Firewall [Review]
  • November – Vista Transformation Pack 8
  • November 8 – Fedora 8
  • November 13 – Zune 2 [Review]
  • December 4 – 2.3.1 [Review]
  • December 15 – Paint.NET 3.20 [Review]
  • January, 2008 – Mac Office 2008 [Review]
  • January 15, 2008 – WordPress 2.4
  • February, 2008 – iPhone SDK [Review]
  • March 4, 2008 – 2.4
  • April 24, 2008 – Ubuntu 8.04
  • September 2, 2008 – 3.0 [Review]