Jack Wallen

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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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    How do I... Remap my keyboard with KeyTweak?

    For the power user nothing equals efficiency like having your keyboard keys mapped in just the right way for your particular needs. Jack Wallen explains how to use KeyTweak to map the keys on your keyboard just they way you want them. This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // Jan 2009

    How do I... Tweak performance with Vista Service Optimizer?

    The Vista Service Optimizer is a tool that can diagnose your machine and offer up suggestions for eking out more performance. Whether you want to handle the task manually or have the Service Optimizer take care of them automatically, this tool might be just the solution for a sluggish Vista...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    How do I... Resize a Vista partition without damaging data?

    There are many reasons why you might want or need to resize a partition, but generally speaking partitions can not be resized without damaging data. That is, until Microsoft Windows Vista. With Vista, resizing a partition that already contains data is not only possible, it's fairly simple. Jack Wallen shows...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10 things you should do to secure Apache

    If you think Apache and Linux will deflect all threats without extra security precautions, think again. As Jack Wallen explains, you need to take a number of steps to make sure Apache is a secure Web server.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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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 // 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 // Dec 2008

    How do I... Map my network with Nessus 3 in Windows?

    Nessus is a powerful, cross platform network scanner that does many things. By using Nessus to scan your network you can save the results, giving you an outstanding map of your current network. It's an easy way to keep track of how many systems you have, what systems are deployed,...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    How do I... Tweak Vista indexing options for better performance?

    Microsoft Windows Vista indexes files on your PC, which is great for searching but can lead to a decrease in system performance if not properly managed. The more files your machine has to index, or the more you change your files, the more your machine has to index. Jack Wallen...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    How do I... Install KDE applications on Windows?

    Thanks to a group of KDE developers, it is possible to run some KDE-specific applications up and running on Microsoft Windows. Jack Wallen explains how to install KDE applications and have them run on the Windows operating system. This download is also available as an entry in the

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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

    How do I... Enable a 360 degree Windows desktop?

    The standard default desktop layout that ships with Microsoft Windows Vista is not the end of the story. With 360desktop you can customize Vista with a panoramic desktop configured just the way you like it. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry...

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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

    How do I... Configure OpenDNS in Windows Vista?

    DNS entries are often the primary suspect on a slow network connection. From routers to individual machines, DNS entries are typically received via DHCP and, if you're mobile with your laptop, you never know if the DNS entries you will receive will be working, sort-of-working, or not working. To avoid...

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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

    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 // Oct 2008

    How do I... Use secure copy for file encryption in Windows?

    The secure copy command allows the user to securely copy files from a local machine to a remote machine with encryption. One of the easiest methods of achieving this feat is with WinSCP. Jack Wallen explains how to install, configure, and use this tool. This download is also available as...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    How do I... Block IP addresses with Peer Guardian 2?

    Network security doesn't end with the installation of a firewall or any automated security package. There are times when you'll need to block certain ranges of IP addresses (or known hosts) based on a service and/or block specific IP addresses from gaining access to your network (or machine.) Peer Guardian...

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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 // Oct 2008

    How do I... Extend laptop battery life in Windows Vista?

    Parallel to the importance of having a laptop is having a laptop with a battery that will last you long enough to get your work done. If you have Microsoft Windows Vista running your machine you might notice that your battery isn't getting nearly the life that the same laptop...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    How do I... Use templates to simplify network monitoring with Packet Analyzer?

    Packet Analyzer is one of the finest network traffic monitors available. This application is one of those tools that will quickly become your best friend in your network toolkit. One of the notable features available in Packet Analyzer is the ability to create templates. This is a boon to busy...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

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

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  • Downloads // 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 // Sep 2008

    How do I... Encrypt files with GPG4Win?

    File encryption has been a key component to safe business practices for a long time. Whether it is keeping the prying eyes of competitors out of your critical product information or keeping the prying fingers of unwanted users out of your company (or employees) information, encrypting data is important. Jack...

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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 // Sep 2008

    How do I... Run Linux/UNIX clients on Windows with XWin32 Live?

    Jack Wallen wrote previously about how you can open (and use) Linux applications in Windows using a combination of PuTTY and XWin32. He is happy to report that XWin32 Live reduces previous complications with this application. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows blog.

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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

    How do I ... Enable Spambayes filtering in Thunderbird for Windows?

    The Thunderbird e-mail client is an outstanding piece of cross-platform, open source software. But one area where Thunderbird can use a little improvement is its Spam protection. Spambayes is a Bayesian spam filtering system written in Python, which classifies junk mail into three classifications: Spam, Ham, and Unsure. Jack Wallen...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

    Before debating the relative merits and shortcomings of Linux and Windows, it helps to understand the real distinctions between them. Jack Wallen has distilled the key differences into one list.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Run Linux applications in Windows XP?

    There are many reasons why an administrator would want to be able to run Linux GUI applications from a Windows machine. Say, for example, you have a GUI-enabled Linux server that you run headless. Instead of attaching a monitor you can just log in from your Windows machine and run...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Scan a hard drive for sensitive data with Spider?

    There are many reasons why you would want to do a thorough scan on a PC for specific data. However, large capacity hard drives can be difficult to scan without the right tool. One of the better tools for scanning hard drives is Spider from Cornell University. Jack Wallen shows...

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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 // 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 // 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 // Nov 2010

    How do I create a reliable backup with Acronis?

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

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Quick Tip: Improve your SATA disk performance by converting from IDE to AHCI

    In this Windows Quick Tip, Jack Wallen shows you how to improve the performance of a SATA hard drive using a Windows Registry tweak. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    How do I use a RAM disk to help speed up disk-intensive applications?

    Jack Wallen explains how to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC and how it can be used to increase the performance of disk-intensive applications. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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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.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    Quick Tip: Kill rogue processes with taskkill in Microsoft Windows

    Use taskkill to stop a rogue system process in Microsoft Windows 7 when the Task Manager is just not powerful enough. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2011

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

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

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Use Daphne to kill and trap rogue processes in Windows

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

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Enable and disable the Windows 7 firewall with a desktop shortcut

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

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    Use the Windows hosts file to block unwanted websites

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

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    How do I... Configure OpenDNS in Windows Vista?

    DNS entries are often the primary suspect on a slow network connection. From routers to individual machines, DNS entries are typically received via DHCP and, if you're mobile with your laptop, you never know if the DNS entries you will receive will be working, sort-of-working, or not working. To avoid...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    How do I... Enable a 360 degree Windows desktop?

    The standard default desktop layout that ships with Microsoft Windows Vista is not the end of the story. With 360desktop you can customize Vista with a panoramic desktop configured just the way you like it. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    How do I... Install KDE applications on Windows?

    Thanks to a group of KDE developers, it is possible to run some KDE-specific applications up and running on Microsoft Windows. Jack Wallen explains how to install KDE applications and have them run on the Windows operating system. This download is also available as an entry in the

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    How do I... Tweak Vista indexing options for better performance?

    Microsoft Windows Vista indexes files on your PC, which is great for searching but can lead to a decrease in system performance if not properly managed. The more files your machine has to index, or the more you change your files, the more your machine has to index. Jack Wallen...

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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 // Dec 2008

    How do I... Map my network with Nessus 3 in Windows?

    Nessus is a powerful, cross platform network scanner that does many things. By using Nessus to scan your network you can save the results, giving you an outstanding map of your current network. It's an easy way to keep track of how many systems you have, what systems are deployed,...

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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 // Jan 2009

    How do I... Resize a Vista partition without damaging data?

    There are many reasons why you might want or need to resize a partition, but generally speaking partitions can not be resized without damaging data. That is, until Microsoft Windows Vista. With Vista, resizing a partition that already contains data is not only possible, it's fairly simple. Jack Wallen shows...

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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 // Jan 2009

    How do I... Tweak performance with Vista Service Optimizer?

    The Vista Service Optimizer is a tool that can diagnose your machine and offer up suggestions for eking out more performance. Whether you want to handle the task manually or have the Service Optimizer take care of them automatically, this tool might be just the solution for a sluggish Vista...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // Feb 2009

    How do I... Remap my keyboard with KeyTweak?

    For the power user nothing equals efficiency like having your keyboard keys mapped in just the right way for your particular needs. Jack Wallen explains how to use KeyTweak to map the keys on your keyboard just they way you want them. This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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

    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 // Aug 2008

    How do I... Scan a hard drive for sensitive data with Spider?

    There are many reasons why you would want to do a thorough scan on a PC for specific data. However, large capacity hard drives can be difficult to scan without the right tool. One of the better tools for scanning hard drives is Spider from Cornell University. Jack Wallen shows...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Run Linux applications in Windows XP?

    There are many reasons why an administrator would want to be able to run Linux GUI applications from a Windows machine. Say, for example, you have a GUI-enabled Linux server that you run headless. Instead of attaching a monitor you can just log in from your Windows machine and run...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I ... Enable Spambayes filtering in Thunderbird for Windows?

    The Thunderbird e-mail client is an outstanding piece of cross-platform, open source software. But one area where Thunderbird can use a little improvement is its Spam protection. Spambayes is a Bayesian spam filtering system written in Python, which classifies junk mail into three classifications: Spam, Ham, and Unsure. Jack Wallen...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I... Run Linux/UNIX clients on Windows with XWin32 Live?

    Jack Wallen wrote previously about how you can open (and use) Linux applications in Windows using a combination of PuTTY and XWin32. He is happy to report that XWin32 Live reduces previous complications with this application. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I... Encrypt files with GPG4Win?

    File encryption has been a key component to safe business practices for a long time. Whether it is keeping the prying eyes of competitors out of your critical product information or keeping the prying fingers of unwanted users out of your company (or employees) information, encrypting data is important. Jack...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    How do I... Use templates to simplify network monitoring with Packet Analyzer?

    Packet Analyzer is one of the finest network traffic monitors available. This application is one of those tools that will quickly become your best friend in your network toolkit. One of the notable features available in Packet Analyzer is the ability to create templates. This is a boon to busy...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    How do I... Extend laptop battery life in Windows Vista?

    Parallel to the importance of having a laptop is having a laptop with a battery that will last you long enough to get your work done. If you have Microsoft Windows Vista running your machine you might notice that your battery isn't getting nearly the life that the same laptop...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    How do I... Block IP addresses with Peer Guardian 2?

    Network security doesn't end with the installation of a firewall or any automated security package. There are times when you'll need to block certain ranges of IP addresses (or known hosts) based on a service and/or block specific IP addresses from gaining access to your network (or machine.) Peer Guardian...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    How do I... Use secure copy for file encryption in Windows?

    The secure copy command allows the user to securely copy files from a local machine to a remote machine with encryption. One of the easiest methods of achieving this feat is with WinSCP. Jack Wallen explains how to install, configure, and use this tool. This download is also available as...

    Provided By Jack Wallen