DVDFab Quicktime Gmail Comodo VNC Winmerge 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.

  • Fedora 8 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Type of Application: Linux Operating System
    Changes: PulseAudio sound management, Compiz Fusion, and more
  • Gmail Drive 1.0.12 [Homepage] [Mirror] [Review]
    Type of Application: Use Gmail for file storage
    Changes: Google is preparing for Gmail 2.0 and restructured their login. They will allow 3rd party tools to access an interim version for some time, but be prepared that GMail Drive may break again. Version 1.0.12 fixes the login, and now works with Google Apps accounts (hosted domains) too.
  • QuickTime Alternative 1.95 [Homepage] [Mirror]
    Type of Application: Quicktime replacement
    Changes: Updated codecs and minor improvements

–Pre-Releases (Alpha, Beta, etc…)–

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

  • Comodo Firewall 3 [32-Bit] [64-Bit] [Review]
    Release: Release Candidate 1
    Type of Application: Personal firewall
    Changes: Fixes bugs found in Betas
  • DC++ 0.703 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror]
    Release: Beta
    Type of Application: File sharing
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • DVDFab HD Decrypter [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Mirror]
    Release: Beta
    Type of Application: DVD copier
    Changes: Added option “Remove annoying PGCs (like FBI warnings)” in “Full Disc” and “Customize” mode, improved DVD structure cleaning module, and more
  • FeedDemon 2.6 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Cost: $29.95
    Release: Beta 3
    Type of Application: Feed reader
    Changes: Prefetch now optionally includes clippings, page controls once again moved to the status bar, cleanup wizard reminder added to subscriptions home, and more
  • Opera 9.5.9649 [Homepage] [Release Notes] [Review]
    Type of Application: Web browser
    Changes: Bug fixes
  • UltraVNC 1.0.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
    Release: Beta 5
    Type of Application: Desktop sharing
    Changes: Integration of service and separate help exe in winvnc.exe Mouse fix Dsm plugin fixes
  • WinMerge [Homepage] [Mirror] [Review]
    Release: Experimental
    Type of Application: Compare multiple files side-by-side
    Changes: Bug fixes

–Release Calendar–

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

  • November – Firefox 3 Beta 1 [Review]
  • November – Comodo 3 Firewall [Review]
  • November – Vista Transformation Pack 8
  • November – HP MediaSmart Home Server [Review]
  • November 12 – Google Android SDK [Review]
  • November 12 – OLPC Laptop [Review]
  • November 13 – Thunderbird [Review]
  • November 13 – Zune 2 [Review]
  • December 4 – OpenOffice.org 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]
  • February 27, 2008 – Windows Server 2008 [Review]
  • March 4, 2008 – OpenOffice.org 2.4
  • April 24, 2008 – Ubuntu 8.04
  • September 2, 2008 – OpenOffice.org 3.0 [Review]