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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.

Want Your Own Copy Of Every LangaList Ever Published?

The LangaList started in 1997: Over
the years, the format changed many times, but I’ve always tried to include
useful and interesting information— along with a few things that are just
plain cool or fun. With almost 100 issues a year for the last several years,
it’s added up to a hefty mini-library of information.

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Promising New Free Firewall!

Peter Whitman wrote:

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Another (Limited) Way To Prevent Internet Fraud

Some time ago, we discussed several
steps you can take and agencies you can use to help protect yourself from— or
react to— instances of Internet fraud. (See

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General DMA-dness Continues

When 150,000 readers start digging
for information on a  topic, you *know* they’ll turn up some interesting

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… And Don’t Forget Win2K/NT

Although fewer LangaList readers use
Windows 2000 and NT than use Win98, the Win2K/NT crowd tend to make up in savvy
what they lack in raw numbers. 8-) Here’s a sample of what Win2K-using readers
dug up about DMA on their systems:

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All Your OE5 Problems Solved?

In the last issue, I wrote about
"Awesome Free Resource For Solving OE5 Problems." (See
). Well, two readers sent in mails that arrived within seconds of each other—
and they just may have one-upped me <g>:

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Killing “Add/Remove” Ghost Entries

Have you ever uninstalled a program
only to find it still listed under Control Panel’s "Add/Remove
Software" list? That ghost entry in "add/Remove" is an annoyance,
and impossible to delete by normal means: If you click it, and select Uninstall,
you simply get an error message.

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Awesome Free Resource For Solving OE5 Problems

Readers often ask how to back up
their Outlook Express files; others ask how to correct problems in OE itself.
Reader Mordy Cohen— in the process of solving his own problem— found a great
resource that addresses all those issues:

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Putting the “Deep Web” To The Test

In the last issue, we talked about
an amazing white paper (
) that claimed that most web search engines actually only scratch the surface of
what’s available online. The authors of the white paper believe they have a way
to dig out information from the "deep web," which is available from
online databases and such rather than in the normal web pages that standard
search engines catalog. It’s an interesting claim, and thought-provoking

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Reader Sites Top 1,000

Well over 1,000 of your
fellow readers have "Loaded the code." Please click over to
, and maybe you can join them! (If you’ve already "Loaded The Code"
and are wondering if your site will appear here or on the Langa.Com web site,
please see 

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