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.

Software Reads EULAs (So You Don’t Have To)

Hello again, Fred! A recent article entitled
"X1 Search Utility Phones Home" from the 2006-10-16 edition prompted me to write
in about "EULAlyzer". I searched back-issues and couldn’t find a reference to
the program although I was sure that you did cover it a few months back.

Read More »

Is This Newsletter Useful?

If you think the LangaList is a worthwhile read, maybe a
friend would find it useful too! Just use the following link to recommend the
LangaList— your friend may find a new source of useful information and you
just may win one of three FREE ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTIONS to the LangaList Plus!
edition given each month. (If your name is drawn and you’re already a Plus!
subscriber, your current subscription will be extended by a full year.)

Read More »

Code Load Success Story

After his site was listed in a "Load The Code" section,
code-loader John Carson wrote:

Read More »

How To Move Outlook Express

Fred, I recently upgraded a hard drive in my
laptop and did a clean install. Since I use Outlook Express, I wanted to
transfer all of my mailboxes, rules, filters, signatures, etc. Some can be done
from OE but rules, signatures etc. have to be done through the registry. Below
was the best source I found on how to do it. You may know of a better one, but
either way the information may be useful to other LangaList subscribers who are
upgrading or want to copy their settings to another machine. —Bruce

Read More »

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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:

Read More »

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:

Read More »