Pidgin openSUSE Picasa Messenger VNC Logos IconsWelcome 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.

  • BitComet 0.97 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror]
    Type of Application: BitTorrent downloader
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • Flock 1.0.3 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Web browser
    Changes: Fixes a code signing issue with the Windows installer
  • Google Desktop 5.6.711.24354 [Homepage] [Mirror]
    Type of Application: Desktop search and sidebar
    Changes: N/A
  • Messenger Plus! 4.50 [Homepage] [Release Notes]
    Type of Application: Windows Live Messenger add-on
    Changes: Redesigned, roll your own skins, and more
  • Pidgin 2.3.1 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Cross-network instant messenger
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • SetPoint 4.24 [Homepage] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Logitech mouse software
    Changes: N/A

–Pre-Releases (Alpha, Beta, etc…)–

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

  • OpenSuSE 11.0 [Homepage] [Release Notes]
    Release: Alpha 0
    Type of Application: Linux operating system
    Changes: New packages and application updates. Great screenshot gallery here.
  • Paint.NET [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Release: Release Candidate 1
    Type of Application: Image editor
    Changes: Since the last pre-release there have only been bug fixes
  • Picasa 2.7 for Linux [Homepage] [Release Notes]
    Release: Beta
    Type of Application: Linux image editor
    Changes: Upload to Picasa Web Albums, save edits to disk, folder hierarchy views, improved importing, and more
  • UltraVNC 1.0.4 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror]
    Release: Release Candidate 6
    Type of Application: Screen sharing
    Changes: Bug fixes

–Release Calendar–

  • December 13 – phpBB 3 NEW
  • December 15 – Paint.NET 3.20 [Review]
  • December 20 – Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2
  • December 21 – Firefox 3 Beta 2 [Review]
  • Early 2008 – Vista SP1 [Review]
  • Early 2008 – XP SP3 [Review]
  • January, 2008 – Mac Office 2008 [Review]
  • January 24, 2008 – WordPress 2.4
  • February, 2008 – iPhone SDK [Review]
  • February, 2008 – Deskscapes 2.0 [Review]
  • February 27, 2008 – Windows Server 2008 [Review]
  • March 4, 2008 – 2.4
  • April 24, 2008 – Ubuntu 8.04
  • September 2, 2008 – 3.0 [Review]
  • 2009 – Paint.NET 4.00 [Review]
  • 2010 – Windows 7 [Review]

Thanks to Radu for the phpBB release date!
Thanks to epiac1216 for tipping me off on the Flock release!