Jack Wallen

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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 // 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 // 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 // Dec 2010

    10 ways to keep hard drives from failing

    With a little proactive care, you can extend hard drive life, squeezing more value from your company's equipment investments, reducing user downtime, and preventing catastrophic loss of data.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 // Jan 2011

    10 Web browsers for the Linux operating system

    The browser field is far more crowded than many users realize -- and Linux offers a variety of good choices. Check out Jack Wallen's list of 10 solid browsers for Linux and see how he ranks them.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

    10 obscure Linux distributions (and why you should know about them)

    Linux distributions come in all shapes and sizes, and they're aimed at addressing every conceivable need. Jack Wallen introduces a few you may not have heard of that might be worth a look. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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