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.

The Heat Is On

Heat-related PC problems are
surprisingly common, as this note from reader Don Schwab illustrates:

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More Help For WinME/9x Users

Reader Stephen Kobsa found a good
source of additional tweaking info for people trying to get more from WinME—
or even Win9x in general:

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HotSpots Sizzling

This newsletter comes out 
twice-weekly, but my "Web HotSpots" page is updated fully 365 times a
year—a new site very day, without fail. As such, it’s a great mechanism to
bring you brand-new, just-available sites. Often, great new sites will show up
in HotSpots before I can mention them here in the newsletter.

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ICQ Users Feel AOL’s Gentle Touch

Long-time readers know I’m no major
fan of AOL, whose ultra-aggressive marketing tactics really rub me the wrong
way. For example, AOL itself carries more unavoidable advertising than do many
*free* ISPs, and yet AOL members must pay for the privilege of being a target
for these endless ads.

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Cleaning Typed URLs

In the several weeks since we
originally discussed this, some additional reader suggestions have trickled in,
including this note from Andrew Torriani:

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Rosetta Stone Even *More* Improved!

OK, quick recap:

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