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.

Bad News

On Monday, CMP announced a major
reshuffling of its web operations. Sadly, one immediate outcome of this is that
WinMag.Com has ceased operations. The site is still up for now, but the future
of the content is unclear. If there’s anything you’ve been meaning to read on
their site but haven’t gotten around to, now would be a very good time. In
particular, you can find all my columns— Plugging Resource Leaks, DOS primers,
networking— everything— at
. There’s lots more elsewhere on the WinMag site too, so grab it while you can.

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Easy Rescues For Your Outlook, Outlook Express Data

Although I’d already planned to
cover this topic in this issue, WinMag.Com’s uncertain future makes it even more

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Road Runner, Verizon, @Home Email Problems

Speaking of email… many readers’
email accounts have been broken lately, and some may not even realize it.

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System File Checker Conflicts

Reader Steve Wootten writes:

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More ISP Shenanigans? (This time: Earthlink)

As if the CPU-cycle stealing—er,
excuse me: "sharing"— of some ISPs wasn’t bad enough (see
) now there are reports of a notional "super Cookie" used by Earthlink.

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ICQ Ad-Busters

In "ICQ Users Feel AOL’s Gentle
Touch"  (
), reader David S mentioned a site offering a way to strip the AOL-mandated
ads— er, "informational banners"— that have appeared on the newest
updates of ICQ.

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