Author Archives: Tracey Capen

Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.

Your contributions help us sponsor needy kids

When Windows Secrets and the LangaList newsletter merged in November 2006, founders Brian Livingston and Fred Langa agreed that a portion of subscriber contributions should be used to help disadvantaged people around the world.

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Henri presents the best Wackys of 2012

Here are the Top 10 Wackys from 2012. But first, we must present a new video from one of our favorite online contributors: Henri, the philosopher cat.

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Windows Secrets’ guide to essential utilities

The holiday season is almost here for most Windows Secrets subscribers. Many of us are busily making our lists of gifts for friends and family. For those recipients who use Windows, may we suggest one of our series of e-books — compendiums of Windows Secrets articles, organized into concise, easy-to-read, guides.

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Windows Secrets’ annual readership survey

Once or twice a year, we like to take a more formal poll of our readership. This year’s survey is now up.

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Internet data centers battle back from Sandy

We all know that Superstorm Sandy was immensely destructive to the eastern coast of North America, with New York and New Jersey particularly hard-hit. While individuals battled to save their property — and in many cases their lives — huge Internet data centers struggled to stay online.

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Windows Secrets special issue on Windows 8

Well, it’s here. The most controversial version of Windows ever released is out in new PCs and as an upgrade. We won’t predict the success or failure of Windows 8 (there is no shortage of tech pundits who have), but we will provide lots of helpful information on how to get started exploring the new OS.

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The best of Windows Secrets on Windows 7

Today, we’re adding a third volume to our series on Windows 7. The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 3, Advanced maintenance and troubleshooting, provides advanced tips and how-tos for keeping Windows 7 running smoothly.

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with gusto

Almost every U.S. town — large and small — hosts a parade on the Fourth of July. But in the small, ski-resort town of Truckee, California, the pageant gets pretty wacky.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview — First impressions

To say that the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview beta generated some discussion among Windows Secrets contributors would be like saying the politicians occasionally like to opine on their (theoretical) accomplishments. E-mails were flying around like they rarely have before. Here are some of their first impressions and observations.

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