The question mentions XP, but the answer can be used
on any Windows version:
For a time, an operating system called "Be" (or more
formally, "BeOS") looked like it could be a contender. (See
Hi Fred, I wonder how many of your readers are aware that google search has provided a
"service" that allows anyone to type your phone number in the search bar and it
will show your address with a link to mapquest showing where you are located. I
find this very scary. They have provided a form that you can fill out to have
your number removed, but it is not obvious. There is a picture of a telephone
next to your name and address. Click on the phone and it brings up an
information screen. There is one line at the bottom of the first section that
says click here. This will bring you to a screen where you can request that your
number be removed.—Barb Spinner
For a long time, I’ve used two search engines— Picosearch and Atomz—
to provide online searching of the LangaList standard edition archives at Langa.Com. These
online archives are available, free, to everyone. (LangaList Plus!
subscribers have an even better search option that works locally, off their hard
drive— it’s not web-based— that includes all Standard and Plus content. [ http://www.langa.com/plus.htm
] These Plus! edition archives are in Windows Helpfile format and can be
searched at the full speed of your PC, not at the speed of your web connection.
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Hello Fred, This is in connection with spysites, since I see that you are
involved in spy- and antispamware….
One of the strengths— and weaknesses— of Microsoft software is that there
are usually about nine different ways to do something. On the plus side, that
means you can accomplish a given task using whatever way "feels" right to you—
no matter how you do it, the end results are the same..
Hi Fred, GREAT letter, useful in the extreme! Thank you for all the time and effort
you put into it.