Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

Apple’s MacOS On Intel PCs

Hi Fred,  While not typical of the technical questions you usually address,
your perspective would be much appreciated. We have a mixed marriage–my
wife’s PC and I’m Mac. I’ve appreciated your newsletter nonetheless as there
is a tremendous amount of platform-independent,
useful information (not to mention some specific trouble shooting resources
when my wife has thrown up her hands…) Both of us do some work from home
and because my work is graphic, Mac is my preferred mode. My wife has
specific need for PC-centric applications like
SPSS, so the Mac is not an option for her, but with the announcement Macs moving
to Intel architecture, we’re wondering if you have any advance hunches as to
whether those machines will be practical to run
a Windows(Vista?)/Mac hybrid OS? She’s thinking about buying a new computer with
more horsepower, but having gotten over Mac-phobia
using my Powerbook, we’re both thinking the Intel Macs might be worth
waiting for. Thoughts?
Al McAtee

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More Tools to “De-Clutter Context Menus”

Hi Fred, Am a long time happy Plus
subscriber, thank you for all the knowledge I gained over this long time.
Regarding today’s "De-Cluttering Context Menus". ( )— A  while ago I
started using "Mmm Free" from Hace , loved it so much that I registered it for
$16.99, the subscription version has of course more options. It is the
easiest thing to use to reversibly (!) de-clutter the context menu and it is
elegantly designed. —Eldad

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Hard Drive “Leak?”

Fred – I’ve been a subscriber to Plus ever since you started it,
and it is always worth much more than the piddly amount you charge for it. I do
have a question for you however, to which I could really use an answer.

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Bad Reformat Kills Hard Drive

Hi Fred,
Great newsletter! As many have said, ‘you’ve saved my bacon many times’.

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USB Connector Gremlins

Thanks for doing what you do.You inform, assist and entertain and are one
of the few welcome sights in my inbox.

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Late Change

After recommending the original Quest GPS— and not the
Quest2, due to its requirement that all planning be done on the unit’s small
screen— I said we’d leave the subject of GPS for a while. But here’s late
news that might change some of your gift-giving plans, if you’re thinking about GPS as a holiday gift:

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Holiday Schedule, And Odd Questions

Fred: I have rarely come in contact with
someone who has your energy level! Here are two questions your other readers
might be wondering about …

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