Author Archives: Brian Livingston

Did you miss the best stories of 2008?

I’m proud of all the writers for Windows Secrets, but I’m especially proud when subscribers give our writers top ratings for articles they’ve written.

I’d like to say that all of our articles are above average, but the truth is that some stories really stand out with especially high ratings from our readers.

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Give your friends secrets as free holiday gifts

In celebration of the holiday season, we’re letting you send all of your friends the paid version of the Windows Secrets Newsletter absolutely free for the next three full months.

The other writers here say I’m crazy, but with the global economic slowdown we’re in, I want to spread a little cheer and let you treat as many people as you like.

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Holiday greetings are coming to all

This week, Windows Secrets is promoting some small businesses that are managed by subscribers to our e-mail edition.

Next week, we’ll offer a new kind of holiday gift that all of our e-mail subscribers will be able to take advantage of.

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A news update to bring you rootkit solutions

I thought that trying to take a week off for Thanksgiving was too good to be true.

To prove that nature abhors a vacuum, we’re publishing today a special “news update” to bring you Woody Leonhard’s findings on rootkit removal tools.

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No Thanksgiving content, but look for news updates

All of us turkeys are taking a week off, so there won’t be any new articles on our site or a new Windows Secrets Newsletter on Nov. 27, which is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

Our next regular batch of content will appear on Dec. 4, but we may send out a short “news update” if anything important comes up in the meantime.

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Free ‘job insecurity’ download still available

This month’s free bonus remains ready for you to download, which is a good thing in case you couldn’t get to it last week.

For a few hours prior to 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 30, our subscribers who tried to download the file received the previous month’s file instead, due to a single erroneous character that I mistyped in a line of code — mea culpa!

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First, a news update, now a special newsletter

We don’t usually publish articles on the 5th Thursday of the month, thinking that that would be a chance to take a much-needed break from our weekly schedule.

A newly announced vulnerability in Windows, however, impelled us to publish a rare
news update
on Oct. 24, and we’re following with today’s special content to bring you contributing editor Susan Bradley’s latest findings on protecting yourself.

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News update responds to threat of Web worm

We’re publishing a special news update today to bring you a bulletin on a serious weakness in Windows.

Susan Bradley, our contributing editor who covers Microsoft patches, has written an up-to-the-minute description of the latest situation, which potentially affects every recent version of Windows.

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Yay, Fred’s back! Readers give a big thumbs-up

Ever since I announced on
Oct. 9
that our editor-at-large, Fred Langa, was coming out of retirement to bring you a new column every week, we’ve received hundreds of e-mails from readers who’re glad to see him back.

We’ve received only a couple of messages like, “Fred who?”

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Fred Langa ‘un-retires’ to fix your problems

When life throws you a curve ball, you should try to hit a home run — and that’s what Fred Langa is doing by re-committing himself to help his loyal readers.

Fred wrote for Windows Secrets off and on from November 2006 to May 2008, but the retirement he announced at the end of that period didn’t work out, so he’s back, starting today.

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