pidgin opera openoffice google notepad 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.

  • Google Desktop 5.7.802.22438 [Homepage] [Mirror]
    Type of Application: Desktop search and gadgets
    Changes: N/A
  • IE7Pro 2.1 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Type of Application: Internet Explorer 7 add-on
    Changes: Improved spell check, better inline search, improved download manager, download media from sites such as YouTube and DailyMotion, and more
  • Notepad++ 4.8.1 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Text editor
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • Pidgin 2.4.0 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Cross-network instant messenger
    Changes: Mostly bug fixes, but also a few new features such as support for Yahoo Messenger 7 file transfers

–Pre-Releases (Alpha, Beta, etc…)–

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

–Release Calendar–

  • Early 2008 – Internet Explorer 8 Beta [Review]
  • Early 2008 – Firefox 3.0 [Review]
  • March – WordPress 2.5 [Review]
  • March 4 – OpenOffice.org 2.4
  • March 6 – Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6
  • March 6 – iPhone SDK [Review]
  • Mid March – Vista SP1 [Review]
  • March 24 – XP SP3 [Review]
  • March 25 – Firefox 2.0.0.13 [Review]
  • April 24 – Ubuntu 8.04
  • April 29 – Fedora 9
  • June 19 – openSUSE 11.0
  • September 8 – OpenOffice.org 3.0 [Review]
  • 2009 – Windows Mobile 7 [Review]
  • 2009 – Paint.NET 4.00 [Review]
  • 2010 – Windows 7 [Review]

Thanks to Omar for the tip on OpenOffice and Google Desktop!