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.

Window-Positioner, And More

Reader Adam Porter found a nice
little software vendor I’d never heard of, but wish I’d found sooner:

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Brief Hiatus

The next issue of the LangaList
Standard Edition will be on February 26th. With one exception, instead of
publishing the newsletter next week, I’ll be ripping apart and overhauling my
office LAN setup, changing the way I network my systems. Part of it’s a simple
changeover and system shuffle, but part is decidedly experimental, so I don’t
want to promise to deliver issues I may not be able to produce. 

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JustFor Grins

Reader "Mikeprieur" sends
along this list of fractured definitions:

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Font Feedback

Last issue’s item ( http://www.freetune.com/listplus/newsletters/2001/2001-02-12plus.htm#12
)on deleting unneeded fonts and thus freeing resources and speeding boot times
brought in some great additional information:

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Free Add/Remove Fix— And “Gear Hobbing”

Writing from the UK, Brian Gill
points out another nifty free tool for cleaning up the Add/Remove list in
Windows’ Control Panel:

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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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