I am interested in being very responsive to updating software, and so I am trying to figure out the best way of being notified when a new version of some software comes out. So far my ideas have been to screen-scrape filehippo.com, google alerts, and to try to find a listserv or RSS for each piece of software, but I am wondering what you do to keep on top of this particular issue?

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A few resources I use or have used in the past:

FileHippo's update feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/filehippo

FileHippo's Twitter feed (same content):
https://twitter.com/#!/filehippo

Majorgeeks' update feed:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/backend.php?id=120

Mozilla's mailing lists:
https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo (announce covers Firefox and Thunderbird)

Mozilla Announce Google Group:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/mozilla.announce

Adobe's Security Notification Service:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=szalert

Oracle's Secuirty Alerts mailing list is available once you create an Oracle account. Once created, go to your profile, subscription center, and subscribe to Oracle Security Alerts. 

Google's Chrome release blog:
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
Email subscription available on the sidebar.

Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GoogleChromeReleases

I'm also subscribed to Google's "What's Coming?" calendar. RSS and email also available:
http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/

Between all that and the patch email notiication from the KBOX, it covers a lot of the heavy targets for my organization.

Answered 04/28/2012 by: tshupp
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I use a vendor neutral site from VMWare:

http://www.shavlik.com/support/xmlsubscribe.aspx

 

This site list a detailed information of patches of almost all the vendors.

Answered 05/04/2012 by: adilrathore
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