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...

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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

    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

    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 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 // Aug 2010

    10 things you can do to keep your new Linux users from bailing on you

    Before you hand off Linux machines to users who are new to the operating system, do a little prep work to ease the transition and make sure they have the tools they need.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice

    Despite a rocky start, KDE 4 has come out on top. Jack Wallen offers a stellar review of the vastly improved KDE 4.5.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

    Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away. Jack Wallen pinpoints some additions you'll definitely want to try.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 misconceptions that are holding Linux back

    A lot of obsolete concerns are floating around and preventing users from embracing Linux. Jack Wallen debunks some of the common myths and explains what you could be missing.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 things you can do when the drive on your Linux box is full

    Bigger hard drives should mean the end of disk space worries, but our appetite for bigger files has kept pace with all that increased capacity. Here are some effective ways to keep your Linux box from busting at the seams.This download is also available as an entry in our...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 ways to make sure your clients pay you

    Mishandled billing can spell disaster for your consultancy. To keep the cash flowing, follow these tips to make sure you get paid on time.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 resolutions to help grow your consulting business in 2011

    The start of a new year is a good time to take stock and establish goals for improvement. Jack Wallen suggests some measures to help your consultancy thrive in the months to come.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 Windows annoyances (that Linux doesn't have)

    From disappearing resources to cumbersome printing to mysterious application crashes, Jack Wallen has a list of Windows beefs that he says are simply not an issue with Linux. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 ways to e-publish with Linux

    If you're looking for a low-cost way to create, publish, and market an e-book, be sure to check out these Linux tools. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Five tips for dealing with rootkits

    Rootkits are diverse, elusive, and difficult to get rid of. These basic pointers will help you combat this escalating threat.This download is also available as an entry in our Five Tips blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 things I miss about old school Linux

    The evolution of Linux has led to many improvements -- but a few great things have been lost along the way. Jack Wallen revisits the aspects of Linux he wouldn't mind bringing back. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 reasons for quitting IT

    There are a lot of upsides to working in IT -- but depending on your situation, you might find yourself considering other career options. Jack Wallen describes a few factors that could be the last straw for some IT pros.This download is also available as an entry in our...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 industries that would benefit from using open source

    Open source solutions are gaining popularity across a wide spectrum of businesses -- but its adoption is slow in some sectors. Jack Wallen lists the industries he thinks should be using (or using more) open source software.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    Six free tools for removing malicious software

    Many tools are available that will help you protect your desktops from malware -- and some of the best ones are free.This download is also available as an entry in our DIY IT Guy blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    Five tips for troubleshooting Linux desktops

    The Linux desktop is generally stable and trouble-free. But when the occasional issue arises, these steps will help you identify and fix the problem. This download is also available as an entry in our Five Tips blog.

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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 // 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    The 10 biggest moments in IT history

    Despite its relatively short lifespan, IT has had some huge watershed moments. Jack Wallen followed the tech timeline to identify the most pivotal events.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 reasons why Windows 7 could fail

    The reviews of Windows 7 have thus far been favorable -- so why does Jack Wallen think the new OS may tank? Here's his take on the impending release.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business

    The latest release of Ubuntu is just around the corner - and Jack Wallen believes it's going to make a big splash in the enterprise space.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    The 10 biggest failures in IT history

    We've debated the highlights of IT history. Now it's time to consider a few good ideas that went wrong - or that may have been ill-advised to begin with.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 open source projects worth checking out

    The open source field is pretty crowded, but certain projects stand above the rest. Jack Wallen introduces 10 open source tools and solutions you don't want to overlook.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 Windows features I would like to see in Linux

    Jack Wallen recently looked at how certain Linux features might improve Windows. Now he lists some things about Windows that could improve Linux.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 ways to tame the chaos and organize your office life

    With a new year around the corner, now is the perfect time to clear the decks and develop some new habits to help you get your office life on track - and keep it that way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

    At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible -- or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 Google Chrome extensions worth checking out

    Improve your Chrome browsing experience by adding extensions that provide custom functionality.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 must-have Android apps

    The Android Market is teeming with apps that can make your life easier in countless ways. These 10 are among the best.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of

    No matter which platform you prefer, there are probably a few old tools you just can't part with. Jack Wallen shares his Linux favorites.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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