Jack Wallen

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 ways to make apt-get easier to use

    The apt-get package management system can trip you up, even though it's supposed to simplify your work. Jack Wallen offers some practical pointers to help you get around various apt-get gotchas.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    How do I... Install and use PktFilter to secure Windows?

    PktFilter is an open source (distributed under the BSD license), command-line security tool designed to allow the user to configure the IPv4 filtering driver for Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003. TechRepublic Linux and Open Source blogger Jack Wallen explains how to install and configure PktFilter on a Windows PC....

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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... Replace my Apple iPod firmware with Rockbox?

    While the firmware that Apple supplied with your iPod is adequate, it has a certain limitations. By replacing the standard iPod firmware with software from Rockbox, you can add flexibility to your iPod and give it features you wish it already had. Jack Wallen shows you how to install and...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Top 10 financial applications for Linux

    Many people don't realize the wealth of applications available for Linux -- and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook or you're looking for a full-blown accounting package for your organization.This...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Boost security by stopping these 10 Linux services on your server

    So you have that smokin' Linux LAMP server up and running, and you want it to be as secure as possible. But what services should you stop (permanently) to increase security -- and how do you go about it? Jack Wallen offers a look at 10 commands you can use...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    How do I... Set up a printer using the Common UNIX Printing System?

    Users often have trouble setting up hardware in Linux because they simply aren't used to the way things are done in Linux. Setting up hardware is relatively simple (once you know where the tools are.) And setting up a printer is one of those jobs made very easy by modern...

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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 // May 2008

    10 ways to secure your Linux desktop

    Out of the box, a Linux desktop is highly secure -- but this level of security doesn't necessarily involve specialized software or techniques. Sometimes, the easiest means to security are those measures that are the easiest to forget. Jack Wallen looks at 10 things you can do to secure your...

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  • Downloads // May 2008

    Cut down on Linux command-line typing with these 10 handy bash aliases

    The Linux desktop may have come a long way, but there are still times when you'll need to use the command line. Luckily, you don't have to type the same commands over and over. Jack Wallen shares some of the aliases he's used over the years to reduce the need...

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  • Downloads // May 2008

    How do I... Wrap text around an image in Scribus?

    For many businesses the creation of various printed materials is a must. Especially when outsourcing is not an option, you are going to have to create you own professional looking print media. And within your creation you are going to need to know some of the tricks of the trade....

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  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    10 ways to sell corporate on Linux

    Your systems are all way overdue for an operating system upgrade, but your IT department is going over budget. The easiest path to reining in your costs would be to migrate over to the Linux operating system. Unfortunately, corporate headquarters isn't convinced that Linux is the way to go. How...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    How do I... Create a 3D logo in GIMP?

    One thing the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) does very simply is create 3D logos. The application does this with the help of what is called "Script-Fu," which is GIMP's scripting extension. One of the default extensions is Logos. Jack Wallen shows you how to use Logos to create various...

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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: Setting up Apache as a Web server under Linux via GUI

    Doing things in Linux can present a large learning curve to a Windows-savvy network administrator. Jack Wallen shows the easy way to setup an Apache Web server under Linux.

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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 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 // 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... 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 // 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 // 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Feb 2010

    10 essential items for onsite tech jobs

    Save yourself the embarrassment and aggravation of discovering you don't have the tools you need when you arrive at a job site. With these basic items, you'll be ready for almost anything.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 open source Windows apps worth checking out

    The open source community has a lot to offer, and not just to Linux users. These 10 outstanding Windows tools can make your life easier (for free).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things to consider before deploying a cloud

    If you're planning to set up a cloud, be forewarned: The process could turn out to be time consuming, complicated, and expensive. Jack Wallen shares his cloud deployment experiences.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 Windows applications that should be ported to Linux

    The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things consultants can do to stay organized

    The life of a consultant can often get hectic. Here are some tips for fending off the chaos and getting your workday under control.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 obscure antivirus tools worth checking out

    You know about the big players in the AV field -- but a number of lesser-known tools may serve your needs as well (or maybe even better). Jack Wallen runs through some of your choices.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 reasons you deserve a raise

    If your experience, dedication, and skills make you an excellent IT pro, but your salary doesn't reflect your hard work or the value you deliver, it could be time to ask for a raise. Jack Wallen explains why you may be worth more than you think.This download is also available...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 tools that simplify collaboration

    The key to collaborating effectively is to find tools that make working with others easy and efficient. Jack Wallen shares this list of tools that have greatly improved the collaborative process for his projects.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 Linux applications that should be easier to use

    The Linux desktop continues to become increasingly user friendly. Yet as Jack Wallen explains, some applications are not nearly as easy to configure and use as they should be. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 things to love about Ubuntu 11.04

    Jack Wallen has done a complete turnaround on his views of Ubuntu 11.04. Here's a look at how the latest release won him over. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 reasons why you should give Slackware a chance

    Plenty of Linux users steer clear of Slackware because it's a challenge to administer and use. But Jack Wallen says the benefits of this distribution more than outweigh the difficulties.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2011

    Client info tracker

    Your client relationships will be stronger if you know a thing or two -- or 10 -- about their needs, preferences, and the business itself. This simple form will help you keep up with the details.

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