Blog Focus on (Kinda) Free Software (Almost)
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Your holiday shopping has you drained already, even if you haven't picked up a credit card in anger yet. You know it; the blogs know it. Therefore, they've put together a list of software you can download for free for friends and family.
Of course, most of it has no utility for the general public or is still just a rumor. But still. Free! The blogs know that's all you want to hear on a Friday. Well, that and "happy hour", but you're on your own for wings.
• Download Squad — Is Firefox coming to the PS3? Sebastian Anthony has heard it's possible.
• Gear Diary — Allistair Lee notes that Office Mobile 2010's time-limited beta is now available to join its desktop beta version.
• Engadget — Not done downloading? How about the Microsoft Surface SDK? Vladislav Savov finds out you can turn your kitchen table into a magic box of joy by building your own apps for it! (Note: kitchen table must be a Microsoft Surface table.)
• Mashable! — Of course, if you want to pay for software, you can buy Windows 7. According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (as reported by Stan Schroeder), everyone else is, leading to record sales.