LangaList Plus

Killing “Add/Remove” Ghost Entries

Have you ever uninstalled a program
only to find it still listed under Control Panel’s "Add/Remove
Software" list? That ghost entry in "add/Remove" is an annoyance,
and impossible to delete by normal means: If you click it, and select Uninstall,
you simply get an error message.

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General DMA-dness Continues

When 150,000 readers start digging
for information on a  topic, you *know* they’ll turn up some interesting
stuff!

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… And Don’t Forget Win2K/NT

Although fewer LangaList readers use
Windows 2000 and NT than use Win98, the Win2K/NT crowd tend to make up in savvy
what they lack in raw numbers. 8-) Here’s a sample of what Win2K-using readers
dug up about DMA on their systems:

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All Your OE5 Problems Solved?

In the last issue, I wrote about
"Awesome Free Resource For Solving OE5 Problems." (See http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-18.htm#5
). Well, two readers sent in mails that arrived within seconds of each other—
and they just may have one-upped me <g>:

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And A Specific Reader-Generated OE Tip 

Patrick L. Mills had a problem with
OE5’s handling of newsgroup messages, and his solution may help others with
similar problems:

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Want Your Own Copy Of Every LangaList Ever Published?

The LangaList started in 1997: Over
the years, the format changed many times, but I’ve always tried to include
useful and interesting information— along with a few things that are just
plain cool or fun. With almost 100 issues a year for the last several years,
it’s added up to a hefty mini-library of information.

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Promising New Free Firewall!

Peter Whitman wrote:

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Reader Sites Top 1,000

Well over 1,000 of your
fellow readers have "Loaded the code." Please click over to http://www.langa.com/code.htm
, and maybe you can join them! (If you’ve already "Loaded The Code"
and are wondering if your site will appear here or on the Langa.Com web site,
please see http://www.langa.com/link.txt 
)

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Son of PUKA!

If the word "puka" doesn’t
mean anything to you, or if it only conjures images of Polynesian seashells,
then read on:

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PLUS Extra: Speed Searches By 100x?

Know the saying
"necessity of the mother of invention?" Well, the needs of a LangaList
reader— a German Journalist Living in Florida—led him to invent an extremely
cool way to search. It goes way beyond what we normally know as
"metasearching," and the result— well,  lemme just say that I
*love* his site. 

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