Hey Fred, I was wondering if you could help
me with something…
All the LangaLists ever published (from 1997 through March
2006) are now available for you right at your fingertips. Best of all, thanks to
the efforts of Plus! subscriber Bronson C. Elliott, they’re packaged as a
space-saving highly-compressed Windows Help File that can be self-searched using
the Windows Help Engine’s standard (and familiar) interface. It takes only
seconds to find whatever you’re looking for, no matter how long ago it was
published in the LangaList!
The manual-install Archives functions identically to the
automatic-setup version (above), but does not add itself to your Start menu;
does not create a shortcut to the installed files on your desktop; and if you
want to remove the Archives at a later date you must do so manually, by deleting
the files and folders used by the Archives. (Full info is given via the link
The Archives are updated every 90 days or so.
Here’s how to update your copy now:
If you do not have an updatable version of the LangaList
Archives, or if you wish to start over with a new copy, you can download/install
a FULL, FRESH COPY of all content from 1997 through March 2006.
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.
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,
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.
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:
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?