DIY IT Guy
Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for Techrepublic and Linux.com. As an avid promoter/user of the Linux OS, Jack tries to convert as many users to open source as possible. His current favorite flavor of Linux is Bodhi Linux (a melding of Ubuntu and Enlightenment).
When Jack isn't writing about Linux he is hard at work on his other writing career -- writing about zombies, various killers, super heroes, and just about everything else he can manipulate between the folds of reality. You can find Jack's books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
Outnumbered in his house one male to two females and three humans to six felines, Jack maintains his sanity by riding his mountain bike and working on his next books. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website Get Jack'd.
DirSync Pro is an outstanding tool that will have you syncing directories to ensure the safe backups of data.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 30, 2011, 11:39 PM PDT
Varnish Cache will help to get your Apache server running 10-300 times faster without costing you a dime for a fatter pipe or fatter hardware.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 30, 2011, 9:33 PM PDT
Jack Wallen answers a TechRepublic member’s question about a corrupt QuickBooks data file.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 30, 2011, 2:57 PM PDT
Claroline is an open source elearning platform that is great for building online courses and managing online environments. Get instructions on how to install Claroline.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 23, 2011, 12:14 PM PDT
Jack Wallen answers a TechRepublic member’s question about growing a QuickBooks user base on Terminal Server.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 22, 2011, 6:18 AM PDT
The Openfiler OS helps administrators set up scalable and reliable network storage. This tutorial shows how to deploy network storage using Openfiler.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 20, 2011, 9:43 PM PDT
FileZilla is a great DIY FTP server, particularly for a Windows machine. Follow these installation and configuration instructions for FileZilla.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 15, 2011, 12:26 PM PDT
Synchronicity is a free and reliable backup solution. See how to create a new, scheduled backup to an external drive using the tool.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 13, 2011, 5:04 PM PDT
If you’re not a fan of the new Ubuntu Unity interface, learn how simple it is to replace the desktop with Classic GNOME, XFCE, or KDE.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 13, 2011, 8:15 AM PDT
Jack Wallen shows how simple it is to bend the WordPress blogging tool to meet the needs of a small shop’s online presence.
Posted by Jack Wallen | September 9, 2011, 9:57 PM PDT