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.

Reinstall Win98 W/O Reformat

‘morning Fred,

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RAR vs ZIP

Hi Fred, love the newsletter. I’ve been a Plus
subscriber for a long time. I wanted to recommend one more compression program.
I’ve tried virtually every one of them at one time or another, and have always
come back to WinRar. It has a customizable interface (I’ve removed all buttons
except Add, Extract To, Delete and Extract), its much much faster than
7Zip, much more intuitive, the Extract button extracts the file to where the
compressed file is located (ie, here!), the Extract To button lets you pick
where to extract, Add & Delete are self explanatory. Also, unlike WinZip, (this
is from their website – You also receive the benefit of a life-time use of the
WinRAR archiver. No upgrade fee to pay. When a new release is made, simply
download and install, your license is valid for life.) Plus it offers the
capability that most don’t (although 7Zip does) of making split volume
compression files that you can later recombine to make one large file. I’ve
tried them all and in IMHO WinRar is far and away the best. $29 for lifetime
license. Hope you’ll take a looksee (especially since the trial is for free!)
Cheers… Steve Butler

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WiFi Security Question

Hi Fred,
love your Plus! newsletter. extremely informative. I purchase it every year.

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