Our Plus!-edition-only discussion of
Tool Bar Tricks in the last few issues has generated quite a lot of interest and
emails from readers. For example:
In a similar vein, Plus! subscriber
Dave Gmyrek found a free, easy way to access many of the hidden tools included
(but almost never talked about) in Windows 98:
Reader Ross Presser really dug into
his tool bars:
If you’re using Windows Millennium
Edition and aren’t completely happy with it, the article at http://www.winmag.com/windows/features/merunbetter/02.htm
just might show you what you need to unlock WinME’s potential.
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.
Last week I rebuilt my office LAN
almost from the ground up, and was trying a number of iterations of various
configurations to see what would work best for the mongrel mix of systems I have
Reader John Collins did some digging
after our discussion of "Cool Tools" ( http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/05.htm
) and turned up this way to speed reinstalls of Windows. It’s also not a
novice-friendly tool, but if you find yourself setting up Windows the same way
over and over, it can be a major time saver:
We’ve talked about Cacheman many
times before ( http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=cacheman&sp-a=0008002a-sp00000000
): It’s a free tool that helps you experiment with various settings for Windows’
disk cache: The idea is to help prevent excessive swapping of data from RAM to
disk and back again, and thus improve performance.
Yesterday, I selected a random
winner from all those who used the "recommend" form at Langa.Com.
(Once I get a confirmation back from that person, I’ll tell you their name.)