SOURCE: Windows Secrets

October 09, 2008 03:01 ET

Windows Secrets Welcomes Back Fred Langa

New Column, LangaList Plus, Debuts Today

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Windows Secrets Newsletter announced today that Fred Langa will resume writing for the weekly e-mail publication. His new column, LangaList Plus, will appear each week in the paid version of the newsletter and will answer readers' questions about the Windows operating system. The first column is available to paying subscribers beginning today.

"We're excited to welcome Fred back from his short-lived retirement," said Brian Livingston, editorial director for Windows Secrets Newsletter. "We've missed his unique style of writing and we expect that our readers will be as enthusiastic about his return and new column as we are."

Langa has an extensive background writing about technology and computers. He was editor of Byte Magazine from 1987 to 1991 and editorial director of CMP Media from 1991 to1996. He then began writing columns for his own e-mail newsletter, the LangaList, for nine years. His publication merged with Windows Secrets in November 2006, and he subsequently wrote a weekly column for Windows Secrets for almost two years. Langa retired from professional writing in May of 2008 but decided to return to Windows Secrets Newsletter this month after clearly reviewing the realities of a sluggish economy and changes in his personal life.

"Windows Secrets provides a wealth of helpful information for readers trying to navigate Windows and other Microsoft products," said Langa. "I'm looking forward to returning to the newsletter as a resource to help answer subscriber questions and offer helpful suggestions for making Windows easier to use and more cost-effective."

Paid subscribers can access the debut of the LangaList Plus column in today's edition of Windows Secrets Newsletter. For subscription information, visit

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Seattle-based publishes a free, weekly e-mail newsletter and a longer version available for a fee determined by the user. Published since 2003, the newsletter reveals tips and tricks to get the most out of Microsoft Windows. Employing six full-time staff members, also publishes the work of senior editor Ian "Gizmo" Richards and several contributing editors, including Woody Leonhard, Ryan Russell, Mark Joseph Edwards, and Susan Bradley. For more information, visit

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