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.

HotSpots Sizzling

This newsletter comes out 
twice-weekly, but my "Web HotSpots" page is updated fully 365 times a
year—a new site very day, without fail. As such, it’s a great mechanism to
bring you brand-new, just-available sites. Often, great new sites will show up
in HotSpots before I can mention them here in the newsletter.

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Rosetta Stone Even *More* Improved!

OK, quick recap:

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More On That ” 1,000 GB CD”

In "A CD That Holds 1,000
Gigabytes?" (
) I told you about an emerging technology that will allow a normal-seeming CD to
have up to about 100 thin optical "platters" embedded inside it,
allowing the CD to hold over a terabyte of information!

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Warning! More ISPs Follow Juno’s Lead!

Remember Juno’s plan to consume all
the spare CPU cycles in their subscriber’s PCs? (See "Peer-To-Peer’s Dark
Side" at

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A Free Window-Positioner

In "A Window-Positioner, And
More" (
) we talked about Zmover, a $10 shareware "program to position windows
automatically and keep them there (for example, IE5 puts new windows in
different places, which is very annoying)."

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Rosetta Stone, Improved

In "A Rosetta Stone" (
) we discussed a way to obtain all the keywords to the complex Microsoft
KnowledgeBase: Knowing the keyword system lets you avoid off-target searches and
zero in on just what you want.

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