Jack Wallen

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    How do I share folders in Windows 7 with the Shared Folder Wizard?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to use the Microsoft Windows Shared Folder Wizard to create folders that can be shared with colleagues across the network. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

    Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away. Jack Wallen pinpoints some additions you'll definitely want to try.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I make my Windows 7 desktop look and feel like a Linux desktop?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to use free third-party tools to modify the standard Windows 7 desktop into a desktop that resembles Linux. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things that make software user-friendly

    A product that's difficult to figure out, inefficient to use, or poorly supported is not going to win much of a user base. See whether you agree with these criteria for user-friendliness.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice

    Despite a rocky start, KDE 4 has come out on top. Jack Wallen offers a stellar review of the vastly improved KDE 4.5.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I quickly share Linux directories with a Windows network?

    Jack Wallen walks you through the process of setting up a share on your Linux desktop so that all the machines on your network can access it. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I convert VirtualBox files to work with VMWare Workstation?

    In this How do I, Jack Wallen walks you through the steps required to migrate a VirtualBox virtual machine file to a VMWare Workstation. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    How do I add drive icons to either the Taskbar or the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7?

    Jack Wallen explains how to add a shortcut to a specific system drive to the Quick Launch Bar in Microsoft Windows 7, making access just a click away. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 things you can do to keep your new Linux users from bailing on you

    Before you hand off Linux machines to users who are new to the operating system, do a little prep work to ease the transition and make sure they have the tools they need.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 differences between Linux and BSD

    Despite a common tendency to gloss over the differences, Linux and BSD have a number of characteristics that set them apart from one another. Jack Wallen points out several important distinctions.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    How do I join a Linux machine to a Windows Domain?

    In this How do I, Jack Wallen shows you how to join your Linux machine to a Windows domain with the help of Likewise-Open. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    How do I create and use a Windows 7 System Image to recover from a crash?

    It is a fact, systems crash eventually. Jack Wallen shows you how to use System Image to recover from catastrophic system crash. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 reasons why your kids should be using Linux

    Providing tech support for your children can be even more challenging than your IT day job. Jack Wallen explains why he thinks Linux is better suited for those young users.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    How do I allow Windows 7 users to run only specific applications?

    Jack Wallen walks you through the process of enabling users to only execute specific applications using the built-in Group Policy Editor of Windows 7.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things that drive me crazy about current operating systems

    It's no secret that today's operating systems have their share of problems. Jack Wallen describes the issues that frustrate him the most (and he doesn't spare Linux).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 ways to make sure you and your clients see eye to eye

    IT consultants need more than technical knowledge and experience -- they need to make sure they're on the same page with their clients. Jack Wallen suggests some ways to make that happen.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things that will make you want to use Fedora again

    If you abandoned Fedora a few versions ago because of its instability, you may want to take a look at recently released Fedora 13. Jack Wallen itemizes the improvements that have made him a Fedora fan again.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    How do I turn off the Solve PC Issues notification in Windows 7?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to disable the Solve PC Issues feature in Windows 7 so that end users don't use a solution that causes bigger problems. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    How do I add Defragment and Disk Cleanup to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer?

    In this How do I blog post Jack Wallen shows you how to create right-click menu entries for both Defragmenting and Disk Cleanup. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    How do I speed up workflow and efficiency in Windows 7 with 7Plus?

    7Plus is an open source application aimed at speeding up your work flow and efficiency by breaking tasks into manageable categories. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 ways to dodge Linux hardware issues

    If you've been grappling with Linux hardware problems, take heart: Jack Wallen has some strategies for resolving common issues -- or avoiding them in the first place.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04

    The latest version of Ubuntu may be one of the best operating systems out there. But Jack Wallen took a hard look at the OS and sure enough, he found a few areas for improvement. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 QuickBooks issues and how to resolve them

    When something goes wrong with QuickBooks, the consequences can be pretty dire. Luckily, many common problems are easy to fix -- once you know about them.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 cool upcoming features in OpenOffice

    The latest release of OpenOffice is right around the corner, and it promises to close the gap on a lot of features found in rival apps. Here's what you have to look forward to.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 ways to get a network connection when there's no network handy

    Being stuck without a network connection isn't just an inconvenience; in some cases, it could compromise your job. Here are a few fallback options that may save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things you'll love about Ubuntu 10.4

    Ubuntu 10.04 has greatly impressed Jack Wallen -- and he's happy to tell you why. Here's a rundown of enhancements in the stellar new release. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    How do I secure Internet Explorer with IEController?

    There are times when you have to use Internet Explorer. For those instances, you may want to make sure that IE is as safe as possible with IEController. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    The 10 best cross-platform applications

    In this cross-platform world, you need apps that can handle whatever systems you're supporting. Jack Wallen lists the cross-platform applications he thinks are indispensable. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2010

    10+ mistakes Linux newbies make

    You can make things a lot less frustrating for your new Linux users by helping them avoid these typical rookie mistakes.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 MORE outstanding Firefox extensions

    The list of handy browser extensions just keeps growing. Here are a few good choices, including several of the new collections.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 ways to make your Samba life easier

    Samba allows Linux, Windows, and Mac to communicate with one another, but it has a reputation for being tricky to configure and administer. Here are some ways to reduce your Samba headaches.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines

    When you're dealing with a system that won't boot, you need a robust and dependable recovery tool. Here are a few Linux tools that might save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    How do I uninstall applications from Windows with Revo Uninstaller?

    If you are one of those users who prefer to make sure every part of an application is removed, or perhaps you just want a little extra from you uninstaller, you should take a look at Revo Uninstaller. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 obscure antivirus tools worth checking out

    You know about the big players in the AV field -- but a number of lesser-known tools may serve your needs as well (or maybe even better). Jack Wallen runs through some of your choices.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 things to consider when choosing a help desk system

    The right help desk system can make all the difference in the success of your firm or IT group. Before you commit to a solution, be sure you've considered all the angles. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    How do I clone a hard drive with Clonezilla?

    With Clonezilla you can clone a single drive or even a single partition within a drive and then recover that drive later. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 Windows applications that should be ported to Linux

    The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things consultants can do to stay organized

    The life of a consultant can often get hectic. Here are some tips for fending off the chaos and getting your workday under control.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things to consider before deploying a cloud

    If you're planning to set up a cloud, be forewarned: The process could turn out to be time consuming, complicated, and expensive. Jack Wallen shares his cloud deployment experiences.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 really dumb mistakes to avoid in the field

    Certain mistakes are almost guaranteed to result in problems that can cost you clients. Make sure you don't fall prey to these common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    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 and the ascendancy of Firefox. See if you agree with his outlook.This...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    How do I... Scan, cure, and optimize Windows with RegCure?

    Windows users know how critical it is to keep the registry clear of obsolete, missing, and/or corrupt entries. Most users (and/or administrators) do not have the time or the skills to search through every registry entry to find problematic entries. For that there are plenty of cleaners, like RegCure, to...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10 Linux desktops you shouldn't overlook

    Even if you're happy with the Linux desktop you currently use, you might want to check out some alternatives to see what you could be missing. Jack Wallen highlights 10 of the best desktops and explains what makes them stand out.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I... Encrypt files with GPG4Win?

    File encryption has been a key component to safe business practices for a long time. Whether it is keeping the prying eyes of competitors out of your critical product information or keeping the prying fingers of unwanted users out of your company (or employees) information, encrypting data is important. Jack...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    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.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10 things you should do to secure Apache

    If you think Apache and Linux will deflect all threats without extra security precautions, think again. As Jack Wallen explains, you need to take a number of steps to make sure Apache is a secure Web server.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things Linux does better than OS X

    OS X is heralded for its friendliness, but according to Jack Wallen, it falls short in many other respects. Find out why he says Linux is superior in everything from flexibility to portability to cost.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 easy ways to improve your public speaking

    If the thought of speaking in front of a group makes your blood run cold, here's good news: You can employ a variety of simple tricks to take the edge off your nerves so that your delivery will be smooth and self-assured. Longtime actor Jack Wallen shares these tried-and-true techniques.This...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

    A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone should have one. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ergonomic keyboards that actually do their job

    If you do a lot of typing -- or if you have employees who do a lot of typing - ergonomic keyboards make a great deal of sense. Jack Wallen reviews 10 outstanding keyboards that will prevent the strain that standard keyboards place on the body.This download is also available...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 tools to connect to wireless networks in Linux

    Mobile Linux users have a variety of options when it comes to wireless connectivity tools. Jack Wallen outlines some of the best choices to help you find one that will work for you.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 IT flame wars that will never go away

    Anyone who has spent time in the TechRepublic forums is well acquainted with the ongoing skirmishes and philosophical conflagrations that IT pros often engage in. Jack Wallen looks at 10 of the most enduring battles being waged in the IT world.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    How do I encrypt Thunderbird email with Enigmail?

    Enigmail is an extension that should be added by anyone needing security in their email exchanges. It takes the less-than-user-friendly task of encryption and makes it simple enough for anyone to use. Jack Wallen explains how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I defragment a hard drive with UltraDefrag 3.1.0?

    UltraDefrag is one of the fastest defragmenting tools available. And while it's working its speedy magic, it uses very little resources. Jack Wallen explains how it works.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 reasons why e-readers make sense in the enterprise

    E-readers aren't just for avid e-bookworms anymore. See why Jack Wallen believes e-readers hold considerable value in the business environment.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I change my MAC address with SMAC?

    SMAC is a MAC address changer that has a simple to use graphical interface that enables the less experienced user all the way up to the guru change a piece of hardware's MAC address. Jack Wallen shows you how it all works. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    How do I add secure shell login to a Windows System with WinSSHD?

    WinSSHD allows users to remotely log into a console or, with the right tool, run a remote application or administer a machine. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 things you should never do on a consulting job

    There are plenty of ways to shoot yourself in the foot when you're out on a job. Jack Wallen lists a few of the worst offenses.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 must-have Android apps

    The Android Market is teeming with apps that can make your life easier in countless ways. These 10 are among the best.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 Google Chrome extensions worth checking out

    Improve your Chrome browsing experience by adding extensions that provide custom functionality.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I create a Windows 7 installation flash drive with WinToFlash?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to create a bootable USB flash drive with operating system installation files on it using WinToFlash. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    How do I back up my important data with Yadis Backup?

    Yadis! Backup divides backup jobs into tasks which can be configured to perform either local or ftp backup, but it also runs backups in real time. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 tech tasks you should be able to do in your sleep

    Nearly all the jobs you tackle will require you to handle certain fundamental tasks. Make sure these essential skills are part of your repertoire.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    How do I search for duplicate files with Auslogics Duplicate File Finder?

    Installing a simple application like Duplicate File Finder to contain wide-spread file duplication across a company can save thousands of dollars. This download is also available as an entry in TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 ways to tame the chaos and organize your office life

    With a new year around the corner, now is the perfect time to clear the decks and develop some new habits to help you get your office life on track - and keep it that way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I install and use Claws Mail in Windows?

    The email client known as Claws Mail is now available for the Windows platform. Jack Wallen shows you how to install it and what it can do to enhance your daily email management. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

    At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible -- or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I create a virtual image of a working Windows installation with Disk2vhd?

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to take your currently running Windows installation and create a vhd image that can then be imported into your virtual machine tool of choice (so long as it supports vhd files). This download is also available as an post in the

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    How do I connect to a remote Windows 7 desktop from a Linux machine?

    Doing remote work on a Windows 7 machine does not have to be limited to using another Windows 7 machine. Jack Wallen shows you how to connect to a Windows 7 machine remotely from a Linux desktop. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 essential items for onsite tech jobs

    Save yourself the embarrassment and aggravation of discovering you don't have the tools you need when you arrive at a job site. With these basic items, you'll be ready for almost anything.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 Linux features Windows should have by default

    The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 Windows features I would like to see in Linux

    Jack Wallen recently looked at how certain Linux features might improve Windows. Now he lists some things about Windows that could improve Linux.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    How do I use TrueCrypt for on-the-fly encryption?

    TrueCrypt creates an encrypted container that holds the file(s) you are working so that every file within the container is encrypted. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I prevent phishing attacks in Firefox 3?

    Jack Wallen shows you how you can add extra preventative measures to Firefox to combat phishing attacks, as well as test your browser to make sure it is actually catching attempts. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of

    No matter which platform you prefer, there are probably a few old tools you just can't part with. Jack Wallen shares his Linux favorites.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 open source Windows apps worth checking out

    The open source community has a lot to offer, and not just to Linux users. These 10 outstanding Windows tools can make your life easier (for free).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 really dumb mistakes to avoid in the field

    Certain mistakes are almost guaranteed to result in problems that can cost you clients. Make sure you don't fall prey to these common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 Windows applications that should be ported to Linux

    The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2009

    10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

    If you really want to fine-tune your Firefox functionality, you have to roll up your sleeves and tinker with the about:config page. Jack Wallen shares some simple hacks to make Firefox work the way you want.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Repair your corrupted Windows registry file the easy way

    Any long time Windows user knows that a single corrupt registry entry can kill an entire Windows installation. And, if you do not have the skills to manually edit your Windows registry, having an application to simplify registry editing can make life so much easier. Jack Wallen takes a look...

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