Jack Wallen

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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...

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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 // 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...

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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 // 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,...

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  • 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

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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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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... 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 // Jul 2008

    10 ways to make Linux boot faster

    On those infrequent occasions when you need to reboot Linux, you may find that the process takes longer than you'd like. Jack Wallen shares a number of tricks you can use to reduce boot times.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    How do I... Recover Linux data files with a Windows tool?

    Recovering data from a hard drive with corrupted partition table created by the Linux operating system is not something you do every day. However, DiskInternals makes a tool called Linux Reader that can recover your data. The twist is that the tool runs under Microsoft Windows. Jack Wallen shows you...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your Linux experience

    A few simple keyboard shortcuts can make your work in Linux far more efficient. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of his favorites, for both desktop environments and window managers.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    How do I... Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?

    It is indeed possible to connect an Apple iPod MP3 player to a personal computer running Ubuntu Linux. Jack Wallen shows you what open source software application you need and how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Linux and...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2008

    How do I... Connect a Mac OS X machine to a Samba share?

    Working (or living) within a Linux-based network is become more and more commonplace. And with the popularity of Mac OS X rising, Apple-based computers have to play well inside a Linux network. With the help of Samba this is not only possible, it's easy to configure and establish. Jack Wallen...

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  • Downloads // May 2007

    SolutionBase: Configuring a DNS server with SuSE's YaST

    Linux can be intimidating for a Windows administrator because a lot of configuration for network services must be done from the command line. Jack Wallen shows how to configure a DNS server using GUI tools in Linux.

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  • Downloads // May 2007

    SolutionBase: Set up a Linux proxy server with ease using Webmin

    You want to control where your users can go on the Internet, but you don't want to buy an expensive proprietary solution. Nor do you want to fiddle with complex .conf files or Linux commands. What do you do? Check out this article by Jack Wallen.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2007

    SolutionBase: Backup Linux reliably with rsync and tar

    If you want to have a successful disaster recovery plan in place, you've got to start with backups. There are several utilities you can use to back up Linux servers, but one of the most basic ways is by using some common built-in utilities such as rsync and tar. Jack...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2007

    SolutionBase: Setting up a VPN server with OpenSWAN

    If you want to set up a VPN, you don't need to buy an expensive VPN appliance or invest in Windows Server 2003. Here's how you can set up a Linux-based VPN using OpenSWAN.

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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

    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...

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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 // 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...

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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 // 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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  • 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...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    How do I... Scan, cure, and optimize Windows with RegCure?

    Windows users know how critical it is to keep the registry clear of obsolete, missing, and/or corrupt entries. Most users (and/or administrators) do not have the time or the skills to search through every registry entry to find problematic entries. For that there are plenty of cleaners, like RegCure, to...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Backup e-mail clients and Web browsers with new tool

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

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    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...

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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.

    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...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

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

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

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

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

    If you copy large amounts of files or have a need to copy from one machine to another - RichCopy is the tool for you. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

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

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

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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

    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

    How do I encrypt Thunderbird email with Enigmail?

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

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I defragment a hard drive with UltraDefrag 3.1.0?

    UltraDefrag is one of the fastest defragmenting tools available. And while it's working its speedy magic, it uses very little resources. Jack Wallen explains how it works.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I change my MAC address with SMAC?

    SMAC is a MAC address changer that has a simple to use graphical interface that enables the less experienced user all the way up to the guru change a piece of hardware's MAC address. Jack Wallen shows you how it all works. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How do I manage Windows devices with Device Remover?

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

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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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