Some LangaList readers are seeing
a longer, expanded version of this newsletter (ie one with more items), and
they’re seeing it in their choice of text or HTML email. Others are seeing a
"digest" format that carries just the headlines and a very brief,
easy-to-skim description of each item in the newsletter, along with a link that
allows them to jump to the full text of any item that interests them. And none
of them are seeing any ads at all.
In "Avoid The
Reformat/Reinstall Two-Step" ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-11.htm#2
) we discussed an "in-place reinstall" where you just layer a new copy
of the OS over the copy that’s gone bad. With some kinds of problems— missing
or overwritten system, files, for example— this kind of reinstall may
completely cure what’s wrong, and can do so without losing your data, your
installed apps, or any customizations or alterations you’ve made.
Canadian reader Derrick Kearney
expressed an increasingly-common frustration recently: