Hi Fred: Consider a solution for long-term
safety storage of large volumes of data on magnetic hard drives.
Fred, All of a
sudden, every time I use my SanDisk Cruzer 512mb USB drive, Windows assigns
it the next sequential drive letter? Can you help? Thanks. —Phil
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Dear Mr. Langa,
Great newsletter! I have been a subscriber for some time and have found your
advice very valuable.
In "Who You Gonna Call?" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-04-13.htm#3 ), we tried
troubleshooting some mysterious PC sounds. Here’s a similar issue:
Have been a Plus subscriber for several years and really enjoy all the great
Hi Fred, I am wondering about your take on the NOD32 antivirus
program. I have heard many good things about it by word of mouth, but not much
in the literature – especially comparing to other av’s. —Arieh
Way back in January, in an item we called "Personal Servers" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-26.htm#5 ) reader JoAnn
asked about using a special-purpose "network attached storage" device to add a
ton of disk space to her LAN. While an NAS device is fine, I suggested she think
instead about using an ordinary PC with several large hard drives inside, giving
her massive storage for around $500 or so— much less than a typical NAS costs.
I occasionally read about people wrestling with the
difficulty of near-anonymous surfing in your
newsletter so I wanted to contribute a link to a new
free live CD that offers the best solution that I
know. Check out drkaos’ OpenBSD Anonym.OS at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/anonym-os . Extremely
easy to use with Firefox already configured for Tor
and Privoxy (transparent to the user). Just load the
CD, answer a few questions then surf anonymously.