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P2P’s Dark Side

Several issues ago ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-02-08.htm#1
), we discussed how Juno— the giant ISP with 14 million subscribers— is
mandating that its users join a stealthy P2P ("peer to peer") network:
Juno will quietly connect its subscribers’ computers as an ad-hoc distributed
computing network. Then, someone with a large computational problem can contract
with Juno, which will divvy up the large problem into smaller chunks and feed it
into its subscribers’ PCs which will execute this external code and send the
results of the computations back to Juno. The process then repeats.

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CD vs DVD For Backups

Reader Luis G. Uribe wondered about
future backup media when he read that "…I burn a CD that contains the
system  image PLUS the …Drive Image DOS floppies… the CD is a 100%
self-contained …includes the restoration app and the backup data all in one
place…. It ensures that my backup images always have the correct restore
program and version right with them so that if I need to restore a file even
years from now, I’ll automatically have the correct tool at hand."

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Reminder: The Safe Way To Delete ANY File

This is one of those perennial
topics: It comes up in various guises and at various times, but there’s a single
answer that serves for almost all the permutations. Here’s a current example:

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No More Free LangaLists?

[Note: This item does not concern
Plus! edition subscribers at all.]

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More Search Engine Feedback

In "Time To Upgrade Your Search
Engine" ( http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/01.htm
) we discussed many of today’s best search engines— and also offered tips on
using them.

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About That “Ad Click” Business, Above (#7)

You folks— the Plus!
subscribers— are gems. Instead of ad clicks, you’re chipping in a direct
payment to defray my costs in bringing you these Plus! editions. I can’t thank
you enough for your direct support: It means a lot to me.

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JustFor Grins

Reader "Mikeprieur" sends
along this list of fractured definitions:

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Font Feedback

Last issue’s item ( http://www.freetune.com/listplus/newsletters/2001/2001-02-12plus.htm#12
)on deleting unneeded fonts and thus freeing resources and speeding boot times
brought in some great additional information:

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What’s The Best Email Client?

The emails and discussions generated
by the current "Monitor" column at WinMag.Com ("What’s The Best
Email Client?" at http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/04.htm
)is turning up some excellent info.

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Free Add/Remove Fix— And “Gear Hobbing”

Writing from the UK, Brian Gill
points out another nifty free tool for cleaning up the Add/Remove list in
Windows’ Control Panel:

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