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.

What About Windows 2000/XP?

Although more and more people are
switching to Windows 2000, the majority of readers of this newsletter still use
Win9x and— as you can see from the amount of time we spend discussing ways to
improve it— it’s an OS that needs a lot of help. <g> That applies to
both the "pure" Win98 versions and the modified version called Windows
Millennium Edition (WinME— see item #1 above).

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Saving Auto-Download Files Locally

This question crops up again and
again, so it’s worth a quick refresher:

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10 Ways To Make Windows ME Run Better

If you’re using Windows Millennium
Edition and aren’t completely happy with it, the article at
just might show you what you need to unlock WinME’s potential.

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Juno Replies

The recent coverage of Juno’s plan
to take over the spare CPU cycles of its users’ PCs finally got a reply from
Juno itself in the form of a "Dear Juno Member" letter from Charles
Ardai, the President and CEO of Juno Online Services, Inc.

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 9,000 Ways To Back Up Your Registry

Uncle! I give up! 8-)

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Heads Up: New Site Opening Soon!

I’ve opened a third(!) web site to
run alongside the other two that support this newsletter: You probably already
know about Langa.Com, and if you’ve downloaded the free files there, you may
have noticed that the downloads were handled by a mirror site I maintain at
Freetune.Com. But even splitting the files across two sites wasn’t enough to
keep Langa.Com within its already-high bandwidth allocation (it’s already a
"platinum level" site, in Verio-speak, but still routinely blows
through the data-transfer limits there). So I’ve recently launched a brand-new
"LangaList.Com" to help share the load.

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“Joey” Got His $30 Gift Certificate. Want One?

A reader who calls himself
"Joeymacaroni" (!) just got his no-strings $30 Gift Certificate
for any item at Amazon.Com— books, software, hardware, kitchenware, toys, and
more. He got it by using the "Recommend" link at 

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