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.

  • TechRepublic Staff // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10+ presentation tips to keep your audience from dozing off

    All presenters want an engaged, interested, fully attentive audience. For your message to be most effectively received, the audience must hear it. While there are many ways to gain and maintain your audience's attention during a presentation, getting them actively involved in the message is the best place to start. Here are 12 tactics to get your audiences more involved in your presentation and your message.


  • Susan Harkins // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10+ IT pros share the utilities they can't live without

    One way to make your job a little easier is to find out which tools other IT pros rely on -- and then try them out for yourself. Susan Harkins extracted a list of favorite tools from 13 IT pros, whose roles range from consultant to developer to DBA.


  • Jack Wallen // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    The 10 most useful Linux commands

    Maybe the command line isn't your favorite place to hang out, but to be an effective Linux admin, you need to be able to wield a few essential commands. Jack Wallen says these 10 are guaranteed to simplify your Linux admin life -- and he explains why.


  • Erik Eckel // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 things to look for in a flat-panel monitor

    Flat-panel monitors offer numerous benefits, and quality (and prices) continue to improve. But you'll need to consider several factors when you begin to weigh the choices -- everything from resolution, latency, and power consumption to display controls and warranties. Here's a rundown of the key things to keep in mind.


  • Brien Posey // July 9, 2009, 5:21 AM PST

    10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack

    Sometimes, configuring Windows to meet your needs requires a trip to the registry editor. Here's a look at some simple hacks that can save you time and prevent a variety of problems.


  • Jack Wallen // July 8, 2009, 1:34 AM PST

    10 Linux applications that are perfect for educational environments

    Teachers and school administrators are having to get creative about finding quality educational software they can afford. Jack Wallen introduces 10 topnotch open source solutions to help manage and administer educational programs and teach children of all ages.


  • Deb Shinder // July 6, 2009, 7:05 AM PST

    10 ways to stay out of trouble when you post to social networking sites

    The new head of British foreign intelligence recently demonstrated that anyone can suffer potentially embarrassing or damaging revelations through social networking activity - and even the most mundane and seemingly benign tweets and status updates can have far-reaching consequences. Deb Shinder explains why you should watch your step.


  • Justin James // June 29, 2009, 1:37 AM PST

    10 ways IT wastes money on development

    To deliver value, IT departments must keep a tight rein on how they use their budget - and that includes development efforts. Justin James cites some of the most common areas where IT throws its development bucks down the drain.


  • Calvin Sun // June 28, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 ways to survive office politics

    Friction, deceit, gossip, rivalry, power plays -- fine for movies and TV, but potentially disastrous in the workplace. Calvin Sun looks at strategies for steering clear of issues that can unravel company culture and hurt your career.


  • Jack Wallen // June 28, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 mistakes new Linux administrators make

    If you're new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy.


  • Global Knowledge // June 28, 2009, 4:12 AM PST

    10 dying IT skills

    One of the challenges of working in the IT field is staying on top of emerging technologies - while letting go of those that are becoming obsolete. This Global Knowledge article lists 10 areas that are fading into obscurity.


  • 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.


  • Susan Harkins // June 24, 2009, 5:07 AM PST

    10+ ways to improve your writing by self-editing

    If you want your writing to be polished, professional, and effective, you'll need to develop a system for reviewing your work with a critical eye. Here are some concrete steps you can take to vastly improve the results.


  • Greg Shultz // June 24, 2009, 3:44 AM PST

    10 things you should know about Windows XP's System Restore tool

    If a crash makes your Windows XP system flaky or unbootable, you can use System Restore to return it to a previous working state. These pointers will show you how to effectively use this safety net.


  • Justin James // June 23, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 ways to make your Web site design project go smoothly

    Politics, lack of planning, overlooked details, and poor prioritizing can compromise your Web design or redesign effort. Justin James offers a simple roadmap to lead your project to a successful conclusion.