This Week’s Cool Free Software – Turn Your Start Button into a Weather Report!

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  • Written on: September 30th, 2007

Every week I try to bring you some neat piece of free software that is just plain neat. One thing that everyone appreciates is an unobtrusive and accurate weather widget for Windows XP!

Since the dawn of online weather, people have always been excited by a weather widget on their computers. Unfortunately, most of the widgets out there that provide accurate forecasts are also packed full of spyware and other nastiness.

Start Button Weather Widget for Windows XP Last night I found a new weather widget that was pretty unique. It actually changes the text on your Start button (Windows XP only) to be the current temperature and conditions outside. Everyone knows what the Start button is for, so why not make use of the space, right?

I ran a complete scan of my PC after installing the widget and I have confirmed that the installation is spyware free.

The only marginal aspect of this widget is the search bar it ads to your Internet Explorer browser. If you use FireFox, you will not notice anything different, AND you will get the awesome widget in your start button.

Go ahead and give it a try and let me know what you think. It does have an uninstaller, so if you don’t like it, just open Add/Remove programs and remove it.

If you know of any cool free software you would like to have featured on this blog, let me know and I will test it out!

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