In a recent Plus! edition, a reader
recommended several utilities, including a commercial utility that synchronizes
your PC’s clock with any of dozens of time-reporting sites.
Reader David Miller turned me onto
an outstanding security resource that had somehow slipped beneath my radar:
The "10 Ways To Make WinME Run
Better" article ( http://www.winmag.com/windows/features/merunbetter/02.htm
) is generating a lot of email and comments.
Although more and more people are
switching to Windows 2000, the majority of readers of this newsletter still use
Win9x and— as you can see from the amount of time we spend discussing ways to
improve it— it’s an OS that needs a lot of help. <g> That applies to
both the "pure" Win98 versions and the modified version called Windows
Millennium Edition (WinME— see item #1 above).
We’ve discussed Xteq’s utility in
the past ( http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=xteq&sp-a=0008002a-sp00000000
). With only a little hyperbole, it’s described as "the ultimate mother of
all Windows tweaking utilities for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Millennium."
I’ve opened a third(!) web site to
run alongside the other two that support this newsletter: You probably already
know about Langa.Com, and if you’ve downloaded the free files there, you may
have noticed that the downloads were handled by a mirror site I maintain at
Freetune.Com. But even splitting the files across two sites wasn’t enough to
keep Langa.Com within its already-high bandwidth allocation (it’s already a
"platinum level" site, in Verio-speak, but still routinely blows
through the data-transfer limits there). So I’ve recently launched a brand-new
"LangaList.Com" to help share the load.
A reader who calls himself
"Joeymacaroni" (!) just got his no-strings $30 Gift Certificate
for any item at Amazon.Com— books, software, hardware, kitchenware, toys, and
more. He got it by using the "Recommend" link at http://www.langa.com/recommend.htm
In recent issues, we’ve gone over
many options of creating stand-alone, self-contained backups on inexpensive
burn-it-yourself CDs: See http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=%22drive+image%22&sp-a=0008002a-sp00000000
I haven’t tried the above
combination yet, but reader Lawrence Golodner has: