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Juno Replies

The recent coverage of Juno’s plan
to take over the spare CPU cycles of its users’ PCs finally got a reply from
Juno itself in the form of a "Dear Juno Member" letter from Charles
Ardai, the President and CEO of Juno Online Services, Inc.

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 9,000 Ways To Back Up Your Registry

Uncle! I give up! 8-)

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Heads Up: New Site Opening Soon!

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.

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“Joey” Got His $30 Gift Certificate. Want One?

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 
.

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More CDR Backup Questions

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
for example.

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Netscape 6.01 and WinME

I haven’t tried the above
combination yet, but reader Lawrence Golodner has:

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Your Credit Card Subscription Security

Plus! subscriber Phil Prince asks:

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Vendors Want A Piece Of Your CPU

A lot of people are up in arms,
outraged by the new business practices described in "Peer-To-Peer’s Dark
Side" at http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20010222S0004
.That article is about Juno (the giant ISP) inventing and implementing a new
kind of business model whereby they can take over their customers’ CPUs in an
aggressive and stealthy manner (using a kind of "peer to peer," or
"P2P" technology), and sell their users’s aggregate computing power to
third parties.
You might be tempted to blow this
off with the thought "Hey, Juno’s a free ISP, and people who use it deserve
what they get."

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