Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

Wants “System Restore” Off Some Drives

This reader mentions a USB drive in his question, but the
answer applies to *any* drive, not just USB thumb or flash drives:

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“Personal Servers”

Fred, Can you comment on personal servers?  I
am thinking about a Buffalo Terabyte server (Mirra servers are too small) as
a way to have a mindless backup system and server for my consulting
business.  Some reviewers have complained that these systems are slow and if
you want to replace one harddrive you need to replace them all.  I have
looked at descriptions to build your own server but I want to be able to
plug-n-play and not deal with incompatible components.  Are these servers
really practical or given your recent discussion about a new windows OS,
should I wait for the next round of servers? Best regards, JoAnn

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Update On Suradon

Remember Suradon Janno, from Thailand? Way back in 2001, he
became one of the very first kids assisted on an ongoing basis by LangaList Plus!

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Last Week To “Recommend And Win”

Next week, I’ll choose three more monthly winners who each
will get a FREE ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to the LangaList Plus! edition. (If your
name is drawn and you’re already a Plus! subscriber, your current subscription
will be extended by a full year.)

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Speed Up Via Hibernation

Fred: One of the biggest gripes re windows is
the slow startup.

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Custom, Highly-Focused Hard Drive Searching

I’ve been a free subscriber (via another email address) for about 2 yrs and LOVE
your newsletter!  I’ve passed it on to a few friends who could benefit from it,
but many of my friends are not tech enough to follow it :(

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