10 Things

Get the key facts on a wide range of technologies, techniques, strategies, and skills with the help of these concise, need-to-know lists.

  • 10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

    10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

    If you're thinking about making the switch to Linux, Jack Wallen is all for it -- but only if you approach the migration with your eyes open. He recommends that you evaluate a number of key issues bef...

    Jack Wallen · October 7, 2008, 5:00 PM PST

  • 10 must-have Linux office applications

    10 must-have Linux office applications

    Does Linux have what it takes to meet the needs of the corporate desktop? Jack Wallen thinks so. Here's his list of office apps that can handle everything from word processing to project management to...

    Jack Wallen · October 1, 2008, 5:42 AM PST

  • 10 things to love (and hate) about Google Chrome

    10 things to love (and hate) about Google Chrome

    With so many browsers to choose from these days, how do you decide which one is the best fit for your needs? Deb Shinder takes a look at how Chrome stacks up against its most high profile competitors.

    Deb Shinder · October 1, 2008, 2:31 AM PST

  • 10 simple things you can do to improve your writing

    10 simple things you can do to improve your writing

    If you're like much of today's workforce, you need to have halfway decent writing skills to succeed at your job. But if you don't have time to work on those skills, mastering a few basic rules can sti...

    Jody Gilbert · September 30, 2008, 4:54 AM PST

  • 10 ways to get more mileage from your Office hyperlinks

    10 ways to get more mileage from your Office hyperlinks

    Hyperlinks are now a standard fixture in Office documents, but many users don't know much beyond how to click on them. Susan Harkins has rounded up an assortment of tweaks for fine-tuning the behavior...

    Susan Harkins · September 29, 2008, 1:19 AM PST

  • 10 ways to learn new skills on the cheap

    10 ways to learn new skills on the cheap

    Limited time, family demands, and travel make it tough to squeeze in the training you need, but cost doesn't have to be an obstacle. In fact, some of the least expensive training alternatives can help...

    Jerry Loza · September 18, 2008, 3:19 AM PST

  • 10 things Linux does better than Windows

    10 things Linux does better than Windows

    If you tallied up the strengths and weaknesses of Linux and Windows, which OS would come out ahead? According to Jack Wallen, superiority in security, flexibility, interoperability, community, and com...

    Jack Wallen · September 17, 2008, 3:02 AM PST

  • 10 reasons why you should use the Opera browser

    10 reasons why you should use the Opera browser

    Despite its low profile, Opera offers a host of features that set it apart from the browser pack. According to Jack Wallen, Opera is fast and stable -- and it contains many features other browsers can...

    Jack Wallen · September 12, 2008, 5:24 AM PST

  • 10 things to love (and hate) about IE 8

    10 things to love (and hate) about IE 8

    Does IE 8 offer some legitimate enhancements -- or is it just more of the same? Deb Shinder runs through several of the new IE 8 features, many of which she says are big improvements.

    Deb Shinder · September 12, 2008, 4:38 AM PST

  • 10 ways to establish rapport with others

    10 ways to establish rapport with others

    It's not always easy to connect with other people, but it's a useful skill to master -- for your personal life as well as for your professional one. Calvin Sun offers some suggestions for getting peop...

    Calvin Sun · September 12, 2008, 1:41 AM PST

  • 10 ways to get maximum value from a professional development class

    10 ways to get maximum value from a professional development class

    If your company (or you) invests in training aimed at helping you become more capable and well-rounded, it only makes sense to get everything you can out of the class. Calvin Sun offers some practical...

    Calvin Sun · September 4, 2008, 6:58 AM PST

  • 10 surprising things about Windows Server 2008

    10 surprising things about Windows Server 2008

    When you take a look at Windows Server 2008, you'll discover big changes -- including some legitimate improvements. Justin James outlines a few of the unexpected aspects of the new OS, both good and b...

    Justin James · September 4, 2008, 1:42 AM PST

  • Best of Bowers: Top 10 career management blog posts

    Best of Bowers: Top 10 career management blog posts

    Few bloggers can match Toni Bowers for stirring up interesting debates, raising tough questions, bringing attention to IT employment trends, putting ridiculous ideas in their place, and giving workpla...

    Toni Bowers · September 3, 2008, 7:51 AM PST

  • 10 tips for implementing green IT

    10 tips for implementing green IT

    As the push for businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices gains momentum, IT leaders are searching for ways to bring greener technologies and more environmentally responsible strategies to their orga...

    Deb Shinder · September 3, 2008, 4:17 AM PST

  • 10 dumb things IT pros do that can mess up their networks

    10 dumb things IT pros do that can mess up their networks

    End users aren't the only ones whose misguided actions can bring a smooth-running network to a screeching halt. IT pros make their share of mistakes, too -- from sliding on DR planning to stalling on ...

    Deb Shinder · October 31, 2008, 5:19 AM PST