Windows Secrets

All subscribers get Cory Doctorow’s new book free

Cory Doctorow is co-editor of Boing Boing, a popular technology blog, and has just released his latest book, Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. You can buy a printed copy for $11 or so, but all Windows Secrets subscribers can get the full, 224-page book as a PDF download for free.

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Windows Secrets & Support Alert using a shorter name

The temporary logo (shown at left) that we’ve used for the past two months was created when the Support Alert Newsletter merged with the Windows Secrets Newsletter in July 2008. As was
on July 9 by the editor of Support Alert, Ian “Gizmo” Richards, our long, transitional name is being shortened to simply Windows Secrets as of today.

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Get an exclusive excerpt by Fake Steve Jobs

There are only a few more days for our readers to get an exclusive excerpt from the new paperback edition of Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs.
Written under the pseudonym of Fake Steve Jobs (who’s been revealed as Forbes editor Daniel Lyons), the book is an uncensored fantasy inside the mind of one of the world’s showiest CEOs.

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Bootable rescue CDs can fix your damaged Windows

When your system is so corrupt with malware that it becomes unstable or won’t even boot, a bootable rescue CD can give it the scrubbing it needs.

The free anti-malware rescue CDs I describe today have all the tools you need to remove viruses and restore Windows’ health.

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Support Alert has merged with Windows Secrets

Ian “Gizmo” Richards, left, the former editor of the Support Alert Newsletter, is the new senior editor of a larger, combined publication: Windows Secrets & Support Alert. (This unwieldly name will be shortened after a transitional period.) Merging the two publications into a single effort gives us more free time to write new stuff for you, our readers. All of the old Support Alert articles are now posted at See today’s
for details.

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Support Alert is merging with Windows Secrets

The Support Alert Newsletter will merge with the Windows Secrets Newsletter on July 24, creating a combined readership of more than 400,000 (see my
column). The editor of Support Alert, Ian “Gizmo” Richards, has prepared for us a special get-acquainted gift: 9 Free Programs Every PC Should Have, an all-new e-book.

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