Software Releases and Links

The intent of this page is to share news regarding computer software that most of us use. Forthcoming release dates are posted along with links to free software and/or free software updates. This is a page for us techies!

NOTE: The page is Microsoft/desktop PC heavy but that is not the intention. Feel free to expand this to Apple, Linux and mobile technologies. — Dan @ MN1A Regional 2013/08/19 14:00

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Upcoming Releases

  • Gutenberg update that will automate the transfer of multiple books onto one cartridge

Offline Installers

Offline installers are executable files that can be downloaded and used to install on computers without Internet connections. They are nice when the file is very large - like a Service Pack upgrade from Microsoft - or when a particular program is having problems downloading - like Adobe Flash not downloading because of Active X problems in Internet Explorer.


Media Players

Microsoft Windows Service Packs

  • Windows 8: 8.1 Update (Released: April 8, 2014)
  • Windows 7: SP1 (Released: March 18, 2010)
  • Windows Vista: SP1 (Released: February 4, 2008) – SP2 (Released: April 28, 2009)


  • ExtractNow (Free tool for unzipping multiple zipped folders quickly)

NLS-Produced Software

PDF Viewing or Creation

NOTE: Adobe Acrobat is software you purchase to create PDFs. Adobe Reader is a free program used to view and fill out PDFs.

Screen Readers

Web-based Applets

Web Browsers

Word Processing and Productivity Suites

  • Apache Open Office (Free alternative to Microsoft Office)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Packs: SP1 (Released: June 27, 2011) – SP2 (Released: July 16, 2013)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Service Packs: SP1 (Released: February 25, 2014)

software_releases.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/10 14:27 by ca1a
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