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.

Self-Contained Backups

A few issues ago, I wrote about
creating 100% self-contained backups— CDs that contain not only your backed up
data, but also everything you need to access and restore the backup.

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DIY AutoRun For Both Novices And Experts

Speaking of CDs, we recently also
discussed the prospects of using Windows’ "autorun" feature to make
your backups totally automatic and self-restoring.

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Internet Sharing Options

Scott Moorey faced an issue that’s
increasingly common: How to share a single fast connection (cable, DSL, etc)
among several machines.

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What’s The Best Email Client?

The emails and discussions generated
by the current "Monitor" column at WinMag.Com ("What’s The Best
Email Client?" at http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/04.htm
)is turning up some excellent info.

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Double Protection Better Than Single?

With protective technologies like
firewalls and anti-virus software, you might think that  having multiple
layers of defense would be better than having only one. For example, reader Paul
S. Treuhaft asked :

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Which CDR Format Is Best?

CDRs are dirt-cheap these days, and
a great medium for backups. But reader Richard November had a good question:

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But Speaking of UDF…

Reader Jim Shaughness found a neat
tool that simplifies sharing UDF-format CDrs:

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Italian Virus Alert

It’s real; yet another variant of an
infamous VBS-based worm that arrives via email, diddles with your system, and
remails itself to everyone in your address book.

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Watch Those URLs!

Reader Daniel Tivadar encountered an
insidious example of one of the oldest scams in the book, where hackers redirect
users to a page that looks legitimate but which really has another purpose:

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Second Plus! Charitable Contribution

If you’ve been reading the LangaList
for a while, you know that one of its themes is "giving back." After
all, those of us with computers and Internet access are vastly better off than
most of the world’s population. In this vein, a portion of the Plus! Edition’s
subscription fees is donated to registered/legitimate charities helping the
underprivileged around the world. 

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