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.

Files Multiply Like Tribbles

You’ve probably already written about
this issue but I sure would appreciate knowing what to do. I have several files
that are duplicated. In some cases I may have up to 10 copies of the same file.
I must have set up some kind of backup, but now I’ve created a monster. Is there
any program that can identify duplicated files so that I can scan my system and
get rid of them? Please advise. PS: You are one of the "Best" Web sources
around. Keep up the excellent work. —Lisa

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When Good Teens Browse Bad Content

Fred: I have depended on your clear and
accurate advice over the past few years, but I don’t think this issue has been
covered. My kids are severely becoming teenagers and I am looking for a little
help in taming the wily Web.

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New Web Pages “Wipe Out” Old Ones

Fred, I use dual LCD monitors with my
Windows XP Pro system. I have a custom built system designed for speed and use
it for investment analysis.

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Virtual PC 2007 Virtually Shipping

Many LangaList readers are installing Windows Vista
on Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and some have sent questions or comments including
this one:

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Annual Report 2006: Yasmin Idania

Remember Idania? She’s one of the group of 13 kids
sponsored on an ongoing basis by LangaList Plus! subscribers:

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How To Strip Away Web Page Bloat

Hi Fred! Great to have you back in the
chair. I look forward to the LangaList every week and having been having
withdrawals for the last month or so <g>. I moved interstate at the same time
that you did, so I can empathize with the rigmarole of packing, moving and
unpacking.

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Script Errors Block Web Sites

Hello Fred. Can you help me? How can I
get rid of the pop-up "Internet Explorer Script Error"? This will not let me
read some web pages no matter how hard I try. It just keeps coming back every
time I say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or try to delete (x) it. Thanks, —Fran

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PR Budget = $0.00

Long-time readers know this newsletter is not part of some
publishing empire’s stable of publications. There’s no budget, staff or facility
to handle outreach and promotions: The newsletter depends on word of mouth to
grow. And that’s where you come in: Each issue, I try to offer you useful,
interesting and amusing factoids to help you with your hardware software, and
time online. Can you take just a minute to help me out in return?

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SpamCop’s Auto-Complaint Feature

You had a reader that said he was
‘Doing Something About Spam’ and using a whois tool to figure out who to
complain to. Try pasting an email (with it’s headers) into Spamcop’s reporting
service (entirely free) and you can get a *VERY* detailed breakdown of places to
complain to, specific to the computers the email traveled through and products
advertised. I liked the service so much, I went and paid for a Spamcop email
address. But that’s just me. J Visit
http://www.spamcop.net/ but
be careful as http://www.spamcop.com is a
similar, but not free, commercial product. —Neal

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