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.

  • Susan Harkins // December 22, 2008, 3:55 AM PST

    10+ basic Microsoft Outlook support issues

    Outlook offers a number of benefits, but it tends to throw the occasional obstacle in your path. Armed with the right information and a few tricks, you can smooth the way for your Outlook users -- and for yourself.


  • Jack Wallen // January 7, 2009, 1:05 AM PST

    10 predictions for Linux and open source in 2009

    Jack Wallen believes that the new year holds a great deal of promise for the Linux OS and open source software -- from an explosion in the mobile arena to large-enterprise scalability to widespread adoption of OpenOffice 3. See if you agree with his outlook.


  • Rick Vanover // June 10, 2008, 6:44 AM PST

    10 things you should know about transitioning to enterprise storage

    Although local storage on servers is the traditional approach and best for smaller environments, enterprise storage is the next frontier. But what do you need to know in making the switch? Rick Vanover looks at 10 considerations to help guide you along the path toward an easier transition.


  • Bill Stronge // June 10, 2008, 5:55 AM PST

    10 things a developer should never ignore

    Whether you're a head-down developer in a large organization, a systems designer, or a single jack-of-all-trades for your own company, certain practices can help you produce a better end product. Veteran developer and project manager Bill Stronge explains some of most important things developers need to keep in mind.


  • Jack Wallen // June 10, 2008, 1:24 AM PST

    Boost security by stopping these 10 Linux services on your server

    You have that smokin' Linux LAMP server up and running, and you want it as secure as possible. But what services should you stop (permanently) to increase security -- and how do you go about it? Jack Wallen looks at 10 commands you can use to stop potentially risky services.


  • Michael Mattis // June 9, 2008, 11:46 PM PST

    10 tips for becoming a gentlemanly exec

    Is there a place for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) in today's go-go, go get-'em business world? London Times writer William Drew thinks so. Here are his tips for those aspiring to bring a little class to the workplace.


  • Greg Shultz // June 9, 2008, 7:15 AM PST

    10 Windows XP tricks and timesavers

    This latest roundup of popular Windows XP tips ranges from gathering MAC addresses to creating custom characters to removing resource-consuming device drivers you no longer need.


  • Calvin Sun // June 3, 2008, 6:51 AM PST

    The 10 best ways to handle a job interview

    Given the current economy, maintaining contacts with other companies can be critical. Knowing the right people can help you land a better job, one with more pay or perhaps the chance of advancement. But getting that next job often involves an interview. Calvin Sun put together this list of practical interview pointers to help you excel.


  • Cali Ressler and Jody Tho Staff // June 2, 2008, 1:02 AM PST

    10 ways to increase productivity using a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) mindset

    In a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), people get to do whatever they want, whenever they want -- as long as the work gets done. Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, co-creators of ROWE and authors of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, share 10 tips for moving toward a ROWE.


  • TechRepublic Staff // May 30, 2008, 2:29 AM PST

    The 10 most annoying programs on the Internet

    Let's face it: Some software is just plain aggravating. It's almost as if it were created for the sole purpose of driving us crazy. ZDNet.co.uk's Rupert Goodwins offers this selection of 10 programs that try to do the impossible: to make us hate the Internet and wish it had never been invented -- and which very nearly succeed.


  • Justin James // May 28, 2008, 11:52 PM PST

    10 developer want ads that will attract topnotch talent

    Most programmer want ads are written in a way that makes the best candidates unlikely to respond to them. Why? Because the people writing these ads often don't understand developers, and they produce a generic ad that reads like a boilerplate job description. Justin James offers 10 examples of ads that are designed to catch the interest of top programmers.


  • Jack Wallen // May 28, 2008, 5:41 AM PST

    10 ways to secure your Linux desktop

    Out of the box, a Linux desktop is highly secure -- but this level of security doesn't necessarily involve specialized software or techniques. Sometimes, the easiest means to security are those measures that are the easiest to forget. Jack Wallen looks at 10 things you can do to secure your Linux desktop.


  • Calvin Sun // May 14, 2008, 7:43 AM PST

    10 ways to develop customer self-sufficiency

    Helping your customers become more technically capable frees you up to spend more time giving them higher-value services -- which could ultimately benefit your career. Calvin Sun offers some advice for helping your customers become a bit more self-reliant.


  • Justin James // March 16, 2009, 2:34 AM PST

    10 management techniques we'd love to see

    If you've ever been the victim of a trendy, totally ineffective management style, you know how silly and arbitrary those techniques can be. Justin James has seen his share of goofy management philosophies -- so he decided to invent a few of his own.


  • Calvin Sun // March 16, 2009, 5:18 AM PST

    10+ phrases that can be irritating or offensive

    It's possible to rub someone the wrong way without even realizing it -- all because you used the wrong expression at the wrong time. Calvin Sun discusses 10 such expressions and looks at how you can sidestep problems by being careful when you use them.