love your Plus! newsletter. extremely informative. I purchase it every year.
Now that Microsoft has released its Virtual Server for free, I was wondering if you have any tips about setting it up and using it,
since you use it and like it. Thanks! —BBentley
Just a note of thanks on the recommendation of Speed Fan. [See "Feverish Laptop"
Since installing it I figured out, per their instructions, which was my
CPU temperature. Watching this I noticed that relative to the settings
they had on their site, my CPU (Pentium D, 3GHz) appeared to be running
hot, averaging around 130F. So I got out the air compressor hose
and blasted out the cooling vanes and fan from dust, even though this
computer is only about 6 months old. She’s now averaging 109F, a change
that I found very impressive. I didn’t realize how fast dust could
accumulate and impact the ability for the cooling system to do it’s job.
One of the problems with laptops is that
they’re often used on, well, laps! All clothing continually sheds fibers and
dust, and a laptop or notebook can act as a mini-vacuum cleaner, actively sucking
the fibers and dust from the user’s trousers or skirt deep within itself.
I have been trying out program launchers for some time looking for something
that would be easy to use and configure.
Hi Fred, As I investigated optimizing my DSL
connection I visited the SpeedGuide analysis page:
http://www.speedguide.net/analyzer.php. The page shows you some of your
connection settings and recommends changes, however, at the top of the
report it says if the IP address shown is not your IP address then read the
Just signed up for the Premium Langa List after freeloading for six years.
Figured it was way past time for your great news letter.
Fred, Enjoy your newsletter. I always look
forward to its arrival and read it completely!
Hi, I know this might be an issue that has
been posted just too many times but if it’s still of interest I have this
link to a site for us advanced amateurs and professional photographers
dealing with storing pictures for longer times than 5-10 years; and a CD/DVD
with a 100+ year guarantee.
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
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