Jack Wallen

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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 // Jul 2009

    10 IT flame wars that will never go away

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

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    How do I encrypt Thunderbird email with Enigmail?

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

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ergonomic keyboards that actually do their job

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

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

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

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    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.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 tools to connect to wireless networks in Linux

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

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    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

    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 // 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...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 easy ways to improve your public speaking

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

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  • Downloads // 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways the Linux desktop improves the user experience

    If you've always worked with a Windows or Mac desktop, you may not know what you're missing. Jack Wallen says the Linux desktop offers numerous advantages worth checking out -- from efficient and flexible design to superior update systems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10...

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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 // 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 // May 2009

    Increase productivity with these 10 helpful OpenOffice extensions

    OpenOffice offers a host of essential features, but as with most software, it would be nice to have it do just a little bit more. Jack Wallen has sorted through the scores of available OpenOffice add-ons to find 10 that are particularly well suited to simplifying business tasks.This download is...

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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

    10 solid Linux distributions for your netbook

    You don't have to settle for an OS that's a bad fit for your netbook -- there are numerous alternatives, some of which can provide a near-laptop experience. Jack Wallen runs through the pros and cons of 10 viable Linux distributions.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Repair your corrupted Windows registry file the easy way

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

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

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

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    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 // Apr 2009

    10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04

    Ubuntu's most recent release offers numerous improvements over an already solid OS. In fact, Jack Wallen says it could be the best overall release of a Linux distribution he's ever seen.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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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 // 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... 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

    10 must-have Linux Web-based tools

    There's no shortage of Web-centric Linux tools -- the trick if figuring out which ones are best for your needs. Jack Wallen offers a list of those he thinks are the cream of the crop.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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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 // Mar 2009

    10 ways Microsoft could help Linux

    Stop the presses: Jack Wallen supports an alliance between Microsoft and Linux. Find out why he believes both camps could work together for the benefit of all concerned.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things 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

    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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  • 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

    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 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 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 // Feb 2009

    10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box

    Mastering iptables could take a while, but if you have a few rules to cover the basic security needs, you'll be well on your way to protecting your Linux system. Jack Wallen explains some key rules to get you started. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    How do I... Use ArsClip to enhance the Windows clipboard?

    ArsClip monitors the Windows (98, Me, 2000, XP, and Vista) clipboard and keeps track of the last 15 levels (the default amount) of copied text entries. Jack Wallen shows you how to use ArsClip to improve and enhance the default features of the Microsoft Windows clipboard. This download is also...

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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 // 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

    How do I... Use ReNamer to batch rename files?

    Batch file renaming is not a task anyone should have to undertake manually. It is time consuming and a mistake can be costly (especially when dealing with production files). Jack Wallen shows you how to use the open source application, ReNamer, to safely rename files in batches. This download is...

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