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.

Who You Gonna Call?

Dear Fred; I have been a Plus subscriber for
several years, and I always find the Langa List Plus very interesting and

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Gone Like A… Flash Drive?

In , you said and I quote,
"Nothing’s interactively written to the flash drive. This makes things much
faster, and also increases the life of the flash device by not needlessly
consuming the device’s finite number of write cycles."

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In "How To Tell USB 1 from 2" (#10 in ) we
discussed several free ways to tell USB 1.x from USB 2.0 devices and sockets,
when they have no exterior labels.

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Free .PST Backup Tool

Concluding our recent discussion of Outlook’s PST files,
here’s a free tool from Microsoft:

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Bad Advice From Reputable Source?

Fred, I really need your assistance here.

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New, Free, Graphical Partitioning Tool

Fred, This just came in Scott Spanbauer’s weekly PCWorld
newsletter "Software Report" (give credit where credit is due).

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