Monthly Archives: December 2004

 PLEASE READ: Holiday Publishing Schedule

First, please let me wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a great New Year!

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Optimal Drive Partitioning

Dear Fred; Thank you for your fine newsletter and all the great information
you provide. I will definitely renew my Plus subscription.

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More Re: Remote-Control Open/Close CD Trays

[In reference to
http://langa.com/newsletters/2004/2004-12-06.htm#7
] I recommend that Judy (and your other readers) try Hotkeycontrol XP at
http://www.digital-miner.com/hkcontrol.html .  This free program allows you
to set hotkeys for a number of useful functions, including opening/closing CD
drives (I currently have mine configured to use Win+1 for the first CD drive and
Win+2 for the second).

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A Boot.Ini Editing Shortcut

Hello Fred, In
http://langa.com/newsletters/2004/2004-12-16.htm#1 ,
Gordon Totty asked about eliminating the boot time options in Win2K [and XP]. Your
suggestion of editing boot.ini was great, but there is an easier way:

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Want To Save Some Money? (For Standard Edition Readers)

I’ve held the line for four looooong years <g>, but the time has finally
come: Next month, I’m going to have to bump up the price of a LangaList Plus! subscription
by a modest amount, to cover my rising costs.

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Capturing DOS Screens In XP

Hi Fred.  Again, excellent service you provide.  Your article on
"Old DOS Tools OK In XP? (

http://langa.com/newsletters/2004/2004-12-06.htm#3
) caught my eye.

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More Reader RAM Questions: #2

Hi, Fred – thanks for a great newsletter! I am even more
confused about RAM since the latest issue.  If Windows is designed to work best
with most of its ram in use, then why does my machine get unstable when my
"System Resources" gets below 50%?  Or am I confusing ram with system resources?
If so, then what ARE system resources?  I run Win98 SE with 512 mb ram and
generally don’t have instability on my system unless I have programs running for
a long time that I know are memory hogs (like Paint Shop Pro 8 or 9).
Regards,
Stephanie Staker

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