itunes skype mandriva vmware logos icons.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.

  • iTunes 7.7.1 [Homepage] [Mirror] [Review]
    Operating System: Windows Windows; Mac Mac
    Type of Application: Media player
    Changes: Bug fixes

–Pre-Releases (Alpha, Beta, etc…)–

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

  • 7-Zip 4.59 [Homepage] [Changelog] [Mirror]
    Operating System: Windows Windows only
    Release: Alpha 6
    Type of Application: File extraction and compression
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 [Homepage] [Changelog] [Mirror]
    Operating System: Linux Linux only
    Release: Beta 1
    Type of Application: Linux operating system
    Changes: KDE 4.1, Firefox 3, and more
  • Skype [Homepage] [Changelog] [Mirror] [Review]
    Operating System: Windows Windows only
    Release: Beta
    Type of Application: Messenger
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • VMWare Fusion 2.0 [Homepage] [Changelog]
    Operating System: Mac Mac only
    Cost: $79.99
    Release: Beta 2
    Type of Application: Virtual machine manager
    Changes: Multiple snapshots, updated interface, and more

–Release Calendar–

  • August – Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 [Review]
  • September 2 – 3.0 [Review]
  • October 30 – Ubuntu 8.10
  • December 18 – openSUSE 11.1 [Review]
  • Late 2008 – Firefox 3.1 [Review]
  • Late 2008 – Internet Explorer 8 [Review]
  • 2009 – Windows Mobile 7 [Review]
  • 2009 – Paint.NET 4.00 [Review]
  • January 2010 – Windows 7 [Review]

Thanks for the tip Omar!