Jack Wallen

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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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    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

    How do I tag files in Windows with TaggedFrog?

    TaggedFrog has an incredibly clean and easy to use interface that allows the users to simply drag and drop files into the GUI to add tags to a file. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    How do I run a remote Linux desktop in Windows?

    The ability to connect from Windows to Linux is all you need to make administrating from a central location much easier. Jack Wallen explains. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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.

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // Nov 2009

    How do I use Zback as an easy portable backup system?

    With its small footprint in a self-contained executable file, Zback can be a good choice for a portable backup system. Jack Wallen shows you how. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 open source projects worth checking out

    The open source field is pretty crowded, but certain projects stand above the rest. Jack Wallen introduces 10 open source tools and solutions you don't want to overlook.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    The 10 biggest failures in IT history

    We've debated the highlights of IT history. Now it's time to consider a few good ideas that went wrong - or that may have been ill-advised to begin with.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business

    The latest release of Ubuntu is just around the corner - and Jack Wallen believes it's going to make a big splash in the enterprise space.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    How do I save power on my PC with Edison

    Edison provides a simple means of controlling and monitoring the energy used by your personal computer. Jack Wallen explains how to use it.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    Record screencasts with open source Webinaria

    Webinaria allows you to create either AVI or Flash videos of the activity on your PC screen. Jack Wallen shows you how it works.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I install extensions in Open Office 3.1?

    There are multiple ways to install an extension in OpenOffice. Jack Wallen highlights each of these methods and how to keep extensions up to date. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 reasons why Windows 7 could fail

    The reviews of Windows 7 have thus far been favorable -- so why does Jack Wallen think the new OS may tank? Here's his take on the impending release.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    The 10 biggest moments in IT history

    Despite its relatively short lifespan, IT has had some huge watershed moments. Jack Wallen followed the tech timeline to identify the most pivotal events.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I use Prey to help recover a stolen laptop?

    Prey is an open source application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, that can help you out when your laptop is stolen because once it is installed, it will send reports to a specified email address containing information describing its whereabouts. This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 Linux file managers worth checking out

    If you've never given your file manager much thought, maybe it's time to look at the wide range of features offered by Linux file management tools.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I check how different fonts and styles look without recoding?

    Choosing the proper font and font style for you Web site can make or break a site's over-all design. Tweaking fonts can take some time unless you employ an amazingly helpful tool like FontFriend. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I get a complete list of loaded drivers with DriverView?

    If you are one of those users who want to know exactly what is going on in their computer system, then DriverViewer is one application you want to have in your toolbox. DriverViewer is free tool that will give you a list of all installed drivers on your Windows system,...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I manage Windows devices with Device Remover?

    The built-in Microsoft Windows tools for assessing the condition of attached USB devices are barely adequate. This is where a tool like Device Remover can fill in the gaps. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    How do I... Organize my Windows desktop with Fences?

    A cluttered desktop is an inefficient workspace. If you have numerous icons littering your desktop hunting for the one you need can often tick away priceless moments. However, there are applications like Fences that help you to keep your workspace organized so your workday isn't wasted with hunting and pecking...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    How do I... Remove unwanted files with Ccleaner in one click?

    Combining the features of Ccleaner with Click & Clean gives you the power to remove unwanted and unnecessary files from a Microsoft Windows PC in one click. Jack Wallen shows you how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    How do I... Recover lost data with DiskDigger?

    Whether it was from accidental deletion or a reformat of a drive, we have all lost data files. DiskDigger searches storage media (SD, CF, USB, hard drives, etc) for traces of lost files using brute-forcing to work its way through every single sector of the drive. Jack Wallen explains how...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    How do I... Benchmark USB drives with CheckFlash?

    CheckFlash is an easy to use USB flash drive benchmarking tool that can handle a few important tasks for those administrators who have a need to know their devices are up to the task. In this introduction to CheckFlash, Jack Wallen shows you how to run a both the Read...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    How do I... Take control of my Windows Desktop with WinSplit Revolution?

    If you are using a monitor capable of high resolutions, and you frequently work with many open windows, you know getting those windows just in the right position can be a time-consuming job. That job becomes infinitely easier with the help of WinSplit Revolution. This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    How do I... Use Tag2Find for better Windows searches?

    You know how difficult it can be some times to locate that one specific file on your Microsoft Windows PC. An application like Tag2Find enables you to tag files with a system similar to the already familiar Web-site tagging systems like Flickr and Delicious. This download is also available as...

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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 // May 2009

    Backup e-mail clients and Web browsers with new tool

    MailBrowserBackup is an elegant, simple, and reliable open source application designed specifically to meet your mail client and Web browser back up needs. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    How do I... Block access to Web sites with ProCon Latte?

    There are times when you need to be able to block access to certain Web sites. There are plenty of applications out there that will allow you to control browsing via white lists. But none of them are as simple, and as effective, as ProCon Latte. Jack Wallen shows you...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    How do I... Monitor Web sites and their changes with Wysigot?

    Wysigot is an application that will capture the content (including scripts, flash, and cookies) of the sites you follow and alert you when something changes. Jack Wallen explains how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Use RichCopy for high powered file copy and transfers?

    If you copy large amounts of files or have a need to copy from one machine to another - RichCopy is the tool for you. 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 // Jun 2009

    How do I... Prevent users from running specific applications with Process Blocker?

    If you administer any significant number of Windows-based machines, there might be applications you do not want your users to be able to run. Jack Wallen explains how Process Blocker can help administrators control application access. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    How do I... Blog from the Windows desktop with Live Writer?

    Windows Live Writer gives you the tools that allow you to work with your blog on the fly, and do it without having to have a network connection. Jack Wallen explains how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    How do I analyze network speeds and issues with M-Lab?

    M-Lab is an open, distributed platform that provides a set of easy to use but effective tools that will help diagnose your computer network.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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 // Aug 2009

    How do I manage Windows devices with Device Remover?

    The built-in Microsoft Windows tools for assessing the condition of attached USB devices are barely adequate. This is where a tool like Device Remover can fill in the gaps. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I get a complete list of loaded drivers with DriverView?

    If you are one of those users who want to know exactly what is going on in their computer system, then DriverViewer is one application you want to have in your toolbox. DriverViewer is free tool that will give you a list of all installed drivers on your Windows system,...

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // Mar 2010

    How do I tag files in Windows with TaggedFrog?

    TaggedFrog has an incredibly clean and easy to use interface that allows the users to simply drag and drop files into the GUI to add tags to a file. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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 // 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

    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 // 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 // Nov 2010

    How do I add a second drive to a Windows XP virtual machine running in VirtualBox?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to expand the capabilities of a virtual machine by adding virtual drives using the VirtualBox application. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Four free online remote meeting tools that deliver

    Jack Wallen highlights the features of four free alternative online meeting applications and then picks the one that stands out as the clear favorite. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Quick Tip: Ensure services restart upon failure in Windows 7

    There are times that you need to make sure a service restarts when it fails in Windows 7. Jack Wallen shows you how to configure a service to accomplish this task. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I check how different fonts and styles look without recoding?

    Choosing the proper font and font style for you Web site can make or break a site's over-all design. Tweaking fonts can take some time unless you employ an amazingly helpful tool like FontFriend. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I use Prey to help recover a stolen laptop?

    Prey is an open source application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, that can help you out when your laptop is stolen because once it is installed, it will send reports to a specified email address containing information describing its whereabouts. This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I install extensions in Open Office 3.1?

    There are multiple ways to install an extension in OpenOffice. Jack Wallen highlights each of these methods and how to keep extensions up to date. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    Record screencasts with open source Webinaria

    Webinaria allows you to create either AVI or Flash videos of the activity on your PC screen. Jack Wallen shows you how it works.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    How do I save power on my PC with Edison

    Edison provides a simple means of controlling and monitoring the energy used by your personal computer. Jack Wallen explains how to use it.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    How do I use Zback as an easy portable backup system?

    With its small footprint in a self-contained executable file, Zback can be a good choice for a portable backup system. Jack Wallen shows you how. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen