Several open-source projects, including Paint.NET, which aims to be a better alternative to the Paint included with Windows, the classic open-shell Start menu, and Sandbox, a sandbox for running programs in isolation, have updated their Windows applications. The version status has been updated. ,
Paint.net receives a small product update
Originally distributed as open source under the MIT license, Paint.NET has been available for download as freeware since version 3.5 under the proprietary Paint.NET license.
According to the official release notes, the image editing program, which was first released in 2004 as the result of a student project, receives the following updates, optimizations and bug fixes.
After switching to Paint.NET 4.3.3’s latest runtime environment .NET 6 and the free zip program 7-Zip, the new version bundles plugins for the WebP and AVIF image formats.
The installation routine is based on the LZMA data compression algorithm and 7-Zip to 7z archive format.
Open Shell 4.4.175 Pre-release Release
The optional Start Menu open-shell for Windows 10, 8.x and 7 brings back the classic look of the previous operating system and is experiencing minor changes with the pre-release.
For use in German, as described on the project page, a language file of the preceding Classic Shell must be in the installation directory or in the file path.
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\OpenShell\Languages be copied.
With the help of a simple workaround, Open-Shell runs on Windows 11 even if Microsoft’s latest operating system is not officially supported.
Sandboxie with new mechanism
Sandboxing allows programs to be installed and run in an isolated environment (sandbox). This means that the real system remains unaffected by impacts. For example, software can be tested without leaving any traces on the system or causing damage.
get the latest version”Two new isolation mechanisms to enhance the security of rigid boxes‘ and many other optimizations and bug fixes.
download on computerbase
As always, the open source and freeware programs Paint.NET, OpenShell, and Sandboxie can be downloaded directly from the Computerbase download area at the bottom of this message.
Replaces the open-shell taskbar and restores the tried-and-tested look of earlier versions of Windows.
- Version 4.4.170 deutsch
- Version 4.4.175 Beta deutsch
Paint.NET is a free alternative to Microsoft Paint with better features.
Sandboxie allows programs to be installed and run in an isolated environment.
- Version Plus 1.3.1 deutsch
- Version Classic 5.58.1 deutsch