Jack Wallen

Displaying 81-120 of 167 results

  • 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 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    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 // 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    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

    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 // 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 reasons Linux should be your netbook operating system

    Some users believe that Windows is the best netbook OS. But others - such as Jack Wallen - think Linux is a much better fit. Check out his reasons and see if you agree.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // Jun 2009

    10 KDE 4 desktop widgets to make you more productive

    KDE 4 brought some big changes to the desktop, including timesaving widgets that do everything from popping you into Twitter to keeping tabs on your servers to providing on-the-fly spell-checking. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of these handy little labor-saving apps.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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...

    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

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 reasons why open source makes sense on smart phones

    Open source brings a host of benefits to the mobile market, starting with cost savings. But as Jack Wallen explains, the advantages go much further - from better security to more customization options to more prolific application development. This download is also available as an entry in our 10...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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...

    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 // 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.

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 things I would like to see in the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 release

    The release of Ubuntu 11.04 is still a ways off -- so this is a good time to put together a wish list of desired features and improvements. See whether you agree that the next release should include the items listed here.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Five tips for editing the Windows registry... safely

    Editing the registry is sometimes the best route to resolving a problem or tweaking Windows to meet your needs. But unless you follow these safety practices, it might be the quickest route to disaster instead.This download is also available as an entry in our Five Tips blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try

    Sorting through the myriad business-oriented Linux apps can be a daunting endeavor. To get you started, Jack Wallen put together this list of tools that will help you handle tasks ranging from producing labels to creating invoices to viewing Access data.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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.

    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

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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 // 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen