Jack Wallen

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 KDE tools you need to try

    KDE 4.5 offers some impressive tools for all types of Linux users. This list will point you toward the best ones to check out.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    How do I make Windows 7 desktop gadgets visible on mouse-over only?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to set Windows desktop gadgets to 0% opacity which will then revert to 100% upon mouse-over. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 misconceptions that are holding Linux back

    A lot of obsolete concerns are floating around and preventing users from embracing Linux. Jack Wallen debunks some of the common myths and explains what you could be missing.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    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.

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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 // 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // Jan 2011

    Quick Tip: Manage the autorun process in Windows 7 with SysInternals AutoRuns

    Sysinternals AutoRuns allows you to manage every autorun process and application on your Windows 7 system from a single, user-friendly window. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2007

    SolutionBase: Setting up a VPN server with OpenSWAN

    If you want to set up a VPN, you don't need to buy an expensive VPN appliance or invest in Windows Server 2003. Here's how you can set up a Linux-based VPN using OpenSWAN.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    Five tips for faster Web browsing

    If you're wasting too much time waiting (and waiting and waiting) for Web pages to load, give these tips a try. You should see an immediate, noticeable boost in speed, making your browsing experience faster and more efficient.This download is also available as an entry in our Five Tips blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 obscure Linux distributions (and why you should know about them)

    Linux distributions come in all shapes and sizes, and they're aimed at addressing every conceivable need. Jack Wallen introduces a few you may not have heard of that might be worth a look. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    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.This download is also...

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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 // May 2007

    SolutionBase: Configuring a DNS server with SuSE's YaST

    Linux can be intimidating for a Windows administrator because a lot of configuration for network services must be done from the command line. Jack Wallen shows how to configure a DNS server using GUI tools in Linux.

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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 // 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 // Nov 2009

    10 things Android phones do better than the iPhone

    Jack Wallen has jumped on the Android bandwagon in a big way. Find out which features won him over.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    How do I create a reliable backup with Acronis?

    Jack Wallen taps into his experience as a consultant to show you how to create a reliable backup using Acronis. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • 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 // Jul 2009

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

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 ways to stay sane in your cubicle

    If you're stuck in a cube 40 hours a week, you may need a few coping strategies to keep from going crazy. Jack Wallen offers some survival tips to help make your workdays more bearable - and maybe even enjoyable.This download is also available as an entry in our...

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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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // May 2007

    SolutionBase: Set up a Linux proxy server with ease using Webmin

    You want to control where your users can go on the Internet, but you don't want to buy an expensive proprietary solution. Nor do you want to fiddle with complex .conf files or Linux commands. What do you do? Check out this article by Jack Wallen.

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  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 things end users do that drive me crazy

    Annoying users come with the support tech territory, but sometimes a little venting can help. See if these scenarios sound familiar. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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 // Mar 2009

    10 ways to go green with Linux

    From reduced packaging to energy savings to extended equipment lifecycles, Linux can help you green up your tech environment. Jack Wallen looks at some of the eco-friendly benefits of running Linux.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • 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 // 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.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2012

    10 things you can do to speed up Outlook

    If Outlook's slow performance is driving you crazy, try these simple tricks to speed things up.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2007

    SolutionBase: Backup Linux reliably with rsync and tar

    If you want to have a successful disaster recovery plan in place, you've got to start with backups. There are several utilities you can use to back up Linux servers, but one of the most basic ways is by using some common built-in utilities such as rsync and tar. Jack...

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  • Downloads // May 2007

    SolutionBase: Setting up Apache as a Web server under Linux via GUI

    Doing things in Linux can present a large learning curve to a Windows-savvy network administrator. Jack Wallen shows the easy way to setup an Apache Web server under Linux.

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  • Downloads // May 2008

    Cut down on Linux command-line typing with these 10 handy bash aliases

    The Linux desktop may have come a long way, but there are still times when you'll need to use the command line. Luckily, you don't have to type the same commands over and over. Jack Wallen shares some of the aliases he's used over the years to reduce the need...

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  • Downloads // May 2008

    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...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Boost security by stopping these 10 Linux services on your server

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

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Top 10 financial applications for Linux

    Many people don't realize the wealth of applications available for Linux -- and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook or you're looking for a full-blown accounting package for your organization.This...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    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. Jack Wallen offers some practical pointers to help you get around various apt-get gotchas.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

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

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    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.This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2008

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

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 must-have Linux office applications

    Does Linux have what it takes to meet the needs of the corporate desktop? Jack Wallen thinks so. Here's his list of office apps that can handle everything from word processing to project management to data backups.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

    If you're thinking about making the switch to Linux, Jack Wallen is all for it -- but only if you approach the migration with your eyes open. He recommends that you evaluate a number of key issues before taking this big step.This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Use Daphne to kill and trap rogue processes in Windows

    It can be very frustrating when a program crashes or refuses to close. A free utility called Daphne can relieve some of that frustration with improved process management in Windows.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Enable and disable the Windows 7 firewall with a desktop shortcut

    Jack Wallen shows you how to add desktop icons so that you can quickly enable and disable the Windows 7 firewall.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    Use the Windows hosts file to block unwanted websites

    By adding entries to the Windows hosts file, you can block access to specific unwanted or known malware-infested websites. Jack Wallen explains how it works.

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