Letters

Readers write about the coming XP end-time

After we published Woody Leonhard’s Feb. 6 Top Story, “A last reprieve for the enduring Windows XP?” we soon had more than the usual number of letters; most of them were from readers asking for help delaying the end of the useful life of XP on their computers. This week, we share four of the more interesting reader reactions to the imminent — or not — end of life of Microsoft’s famous old operating system plus two reader remarks about the latest iTunes update.

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New Year’s resolutions of mysteries

Life in our digital world is much like life in the organic world: you can count on sudden failures, persistent difficulties, and disconcerting discoveries. Windows Secrets readers are never shy about telling us what they think we missed in a story — or what problems they encountered when using our advice.

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Readers offer tips, views — and resistance

The recent release of Windows 8 received almost universal attention — the Windows Secrets newsletter and its readers included. As we expected, views on Microsoft’s most controversial OS varied widely among WS readers. Most of the letters would not please Microsoft. Here’s a small sampling of opinions.

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Windows Secrets readers share their findings

Many Windows Secrets readers are seasoned systems builders, sophisticated tool users, metaphor makers, and generous souls. We often receive thoughtful letters from these readers. Here’s some of the more interesting mail that’s recently arrived in our inbox.

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Readers write about serious troubles

Windows Secrets readers — prompted by recent articles about Internet scams, Windows updates, and slow-moving computers — offer stories and suggestions of their own.

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Readers with ideas write to Windows Secrets

Notable Microsoft user-interface features of historic and recent varieties prompted Windows Secrets articles — and reader responses. In addition, a reader offers suggestions on how to manage resource hoggery.

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