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.

  • Jeffrey Krivis // July 31, 2008, 7:07 AM PST

    Can we call a truce? 10 tips for negotiating workplace conflicts

    Whether two employees are fighting or a disgruntled client is on the verge of leaving, you -- yes, you -- can step in and help solve the problem. Veteran mediator Jeffrey Krivis offers some tricks of the trade.


  • Jack Wallen // August 6, 2008, 12:38 AM PST

    10 ways to make apt-get easier to use

    The apt-get package management system can trip you up, even though it's supposed to simplify your work. Here are some practical pointers to help you get around various apt-get gotchas.


  • Deb Shinder // August 6, 2008, 5:47 AM PST

    10 questions (and answers) about Microsoft Live Mesh

    Microsoft says its new Live Mesh system will allow data and applications to follow users across multiple devices. Since the technical preview is now available, it's time to take a look at what Live Mesh can do -- and what it may be able to do in the future.


  • Calvin Sun // August 11, 2008, 4:00 AM PST

    10 ways to help your users enhance their online credibility

    Your users may not know how to achieve the best results from their online interactions. These pointers will introduce them to best practices and help them avoid missteps like linkjacking and annoying forum behavior.


  • Jack Wallen // August 14, 2008, 2:37 AM PST

    10 quick tips to make Linux networking easier

    Linux makes networking simple and secure -- if you know a few tricks. Jack Wallen shares some pointers to help admins knock out various Linux networking tasks with a minimum of effort.


  • Jack Wallen // June 24, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 Firefox extensions you can't live without

    Whether you want to speed access to the Web sites you regularly visit, keep better tabs on your tabs, or protect your system from potentially dangerous active content, there's a Firefox extension ready to help you out. Jack Wallen shares his list of favorite time-saving, browser-enhancing add-ons.


  • Chad Perrin // August 20, 2008, 2:36 AM PST

    10 common security mistakes that should never be made

    There's no shortage of difficult security challenges -- so why take chances and overlook the easy stuff? Chad Perrin describes some of the worst (and all too common) security oversights he sees on a regular basis.


  • Erik Eckel // August 20, 2008, 5:08 AM PST

    10 things you should know about launching an IT consultancy

    There's no shortage of books on how to start your own business -- and some of them are excellent resources. But if you're preparing to launch an IT consultancy, you need more than general business strategy. You need nitty-gritty tactical details like these.


  • Susan Harkins // August 26, 2008, 7:53 AM PST

    10+ ways to help your users transition to Word 2007

    If you're one Word 2007 support call away from a nervous breakdown, these tips may help. Susan Harkins addresses the most common areas of confusion and offers practical advice for helping users conquer the steep learning curve.


  • Deb Shinder // September 3, 2008, 4:17 AM PST

    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 organizations. See how you can boost efficiency and reduce costs by going green.


  • Toni Bowers // September 3, 2008, 7:51 AM PST

    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 workplace issues a sardonic kick in the pants. Here are 10 career blog posts you don't want to miss.


  • Justin James // September 4, 2008, 1:42 AM PST

    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 bad.


  • Calvin Sun // September 4, 2008, 6:58 AM PST

    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 tips to help maximize the benefits.


  • Deb Shinder // September 12, 2008, 4:38 AM PST

    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.


  • Jack Wallen // September 12, 2008, 5:24 AM PST

    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't touch.