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.

Incredibly Useful Tweak

If you haven’t had to do this already, then some day, some
time, you almost surely will: You’ll want or need to pull a file off a sick PC.
If the hard drive is formatted in NTFS, you’ll normally have to jump through
hoops to get at the files and to move them safely to, say, a floppy drive or
other location. It can be done, but it often involves extra steps and perhaps
using a completely different OS (on CD or flash drive) to accomplish the task.

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Ready For A New Beta? (IE7)

You have to imagine Bill Gates standing over you, a
menacing gleam in his eye: "So tell me, punk" he says. "You feeling lucky? Well,
do you?"

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Feverish Laptop

Fred,
Thanks for the newsletter. The searchable archive more than paid for the
subscription for years to come. I just bought a laptop and am using your
suggestions to get it set up the way I want it.

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“Network Neutrality”

Fred: Maybe you can enlighten me and
hopefully many others with a *non-partisan* appraisal of the following
question.  What is *Network Neutrality*, and is it something we [et all]
need to be aware of, and monitor the evolution?  I reference: 

http://civic.moveon.org/alerts/savetheinternet.html 

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Upgrade Vs Replace?

Dear Fred, A few years back, "single chip
upgrades" seemed to be all the rage. Replacing the main processor chip on
the motherboard was touted (along with more RAM and maybe a video card
upgrade) as a way of breathing new life into a tired old system. Today I
virtually never see a processor upgrade mentioned. Are they still done?

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PR Budget Still $0.00

Long-time readers know this newsletter is a one-person
private project of mine: It’s not part of some publishing empire’s stable of
publications. It’s just me here! <g> There’s no budget, staff or facility to
handle outreach and promotions: The newsletter depends on word of mouth to grow.

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Zip Central, 7-Zip

Fred: Thanks for weeks and weeks of great PC help and entertainment –
been a Plus subscriber now for a year and can’t do without my weekly dose of
"Fred Plus".

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