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Langa Letter: GPS Update

9/9/2005
Remember when cell phones went from fat, bulky, exotic devices to slim, must-have, everyday tools? That's what's happening to GPS technology right now, Fred Langa says.

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Langa Letter: The Pros And Cons Of Firefox

4/14/2005
Firefox is a good browser but not the panacea its most ardent fans think it is. While Microsoft's IE gets most of the attention for its security vulnerabilities, the reality is that Firefox (like other open-source products) has security flaws of its own of that readers need to be aware of, Fred Langa notes.

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Langa Letter: Why Freeware's A Solution, Not A Problem

11/19/2004
Open-source, GPL, and other forms of freeware sometimes run afoul of myopic company licensing standards. But any organization that's cutting itself off from GPL and other legitimate forms of licensed freeware is seriously hurting its own business, Fred Langa says.

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Langa Letter: GPS Advances

10/1/2004
A lot has changed in the year since Fred Langa last looked at Global Positioning System--GPS--technology. There's much to like, and many new features to take advantage of.

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Langa Letter: Follow-Up To Linux's Achilles' Heel Column

5/13/2004
Fred Langa addresses the most-voiced criticisms of his recent review of Linux problems, including claims that sound isn't that important in business computing. He also posits that high-priced commercial Linux vendors are on a suicidal course, unless they lower prices to accentuate their advantages over Windows.

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Langa Letter: Linux's Achilles' Heel

4/15/2004
New Linux distros still fail a task that Windows 95 -- yes, 95! -- easily handles, namely working with mainstream sound cards. That sends the cost of commercial, paid versions of Linux dramatically higher.

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Langa Letter: Cool and Quiet, Part III

3/17/2004
Fred Langa wraps up his exploration of the causes--and cures--of noisy PCs. His step-by-step process, including successes and failures, ensures you won't make mistakes as you work to make your PC cool and quiet.

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Langa Letter: Cool and Quiet, Part II

3/3/2004
Fred Langa continues his exploration of the causes--and cures--of noisy PCs. His solutions include some measures that you may consider counterintuitive but he proves why they'll work with your PC.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
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