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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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 // 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.

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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 // 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 // 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.

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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 // 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 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 // 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.

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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 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 // 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 // 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 // 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.

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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 // 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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,...

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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.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    How do I... Create virtual multiple desktops in Windows?

    Microsoft Windows does not have the inherent ability to take advantage of multiple desktops. But, thanks to Sysinternals and the utility Desktops, Vista can enjoy a Linux-like multiple desktop configuration. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic...

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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 // Sep 2008

    10 things Linux does better than Windows

    If you tallied up the strengths and weaknesses of Linux and Windows, which OS would come out ahead? According to Jack Wallen, superiority in security, flexibility, interoperability, community, and command-line power (among other things) put Linux well ahead. See if you agree with his assessment.This download is also available as...

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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 reasons for switching to a different Linux distribution

    Sooner or later, you're going to get the urge to switch distributions -- maybe for a change of pace or maybe out of more practical considerations. Here's a look at some of the most common reasons users feel compelled to make that jump.This download is also available as an...

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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 // Nov 2008

    10 Linux replacements for iTunes

    Linux offers a variety of options for those who want an alternative to iTunes. Jack Wallen looks at the available choices and the features included in each one.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 // 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 // Dec 2008

    10 ways to minimize removable media headaches in Linux

    If you've shied away from Linux because of the hassle of working with removable media, you may want to take another look. Thanks to automation -- and with the help of these tips -- you may find that removable media is downright user friendly.This download is also available as

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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 // 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 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

    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.

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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 // 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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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 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 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 // 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

    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 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 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 // 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

    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 // 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 // Dec 2008

    Top Linux resources: Best of Jack Wallen

    Linux guru Jack Wallen has been a key contributor to our 10 Things blog over the past year, focusing on real-world Linux concerns ranging from security, network administration, and applications to decision-making topics, such as migration issues and platform comparisons. Here's a dozen of his most popular articles. You...

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  • 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 // Jan 2009

    10 ways to help users transition to Linux

    There's no reason why switching to Linux should be traumatic for your users (or stressful for you). As Jack Wallen explains, you can set them up to succeed if you approach things the right way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10 obscure Linux applications you need to try

    With thousands of Linux tools out there, it stands to reason that some of the very best ones might get lost in the crowd. Jack Wallen introduces some excellent apps that more admins should know about.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10 reasons why Linux will triumph over Windows

    Windows 7 may be generating some positive buzz, but Jack Wallen remains skeptical. In fact, he says it's only a matter of time before Linux takes its rightful spot at the top of the OS heap.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • 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 // Mar 2009

    10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE

    A new battle is playing out in the Linux desktop arena. See why Jack Wallen believes that today's GNOME has pulled ahead of today's KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 Linux and open source developer tools you should not overlook

    To take advantage of the excellent Linux development environment, you need to have the right tools. Here's a rundown of some of the best ones out there and the features they have to offer.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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