That was the heading of this short note from
reader DF Brown:
Our recent discussion of software that eats more than its
share of your CPU time (eg "What’s Eating His CPU Cycles?"
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-12.htm#3 ) brought this query:
Although this question was prompted by the recent Archives
update, it’s not specific to that, and can crop up with any software you
Fred: I found this site about getting updates
through ISO files.
Hi Fred. Thanks for a great newsletter.
A VPN— a "virtual private network" is a way of
communicating securely over the public internet; even allowing distant machines
to behave as if they were on the same local area network; and with similar
Yes, that looks like a confusing title, but here’s why:
Here’s just one of the real-life issues we face
when buying a new PC
I got some unusual— even angry— emails after reporting on the current,
incomplete (and sometimes contradictory) information Microsoft offers for
the planned roll out of "Vista" and the ramping down of support for its current OSes. One irate
reader even called me a liar for merely reporting exactly what’s on Microsoft’s
own "Product Lifecycle pages," as if I’m making it up! (BTW: That’s why
I include links to this stuff; so you can see for yourself.)
Re ‘registry bloat’ (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2005/2005-10-13.htm#1 ) and registry repair
), I’ve been very happy with ‘TuneUp
Utilities 2006.’ A free thirty day trial is available. At your suggestion,
I’ve run it several times in a row, and I do not get repeat errors, unless I’ve
messed around with the registry one way or another.