Product Spotlight

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  • Bill Detwiler // February 22, 2009, 7:07 PM PST

    AT&T Tilt

    Smartphones are everywhere, but not all mobile phones are equally effective e-mail and messaging devices. Is there a smarphone that stands out as an e-mail workhorse, Bill Detwiler thinks there is. Check out his Product Spotlight on the AT&T Tilt.


  • Erik Eckel // February 18, 2009, 4:42 PM PST

    Dell Vostro 410 Tower PC

    Aimed at small business professionals requiring a capable and reliable desktop PC, the Vostro 410 boasts plenty of capacity and includes little to no bloatware. Reasonably priced, Vostro 410 desktops are highly customizable and are backed by Dell’s limited hardware warranty.


  • Jack Wallen // February 16, 2009, 5:45 PM PST

    Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

    If your business is ready to migrate from Windows to Linux the choices of distributions can be overwhelming. But when you narrow the choices down to enterprise-ready distributions the selection grows much smaller. Of those choices SuSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10 from Novell stands out as one of the best.


  • Mark Kaelin // February 15, 2009, 5:30 PM PST

    Westinghouse TX-42F430S LCDHD

    The Westinghouse TX-42F430S LCDHD is a true 1080P 42-inch flat panel television that can be purchased for under $800. With its size and numerous available inputs, this LCD could replace the standard conference room projector system.


  • Jack Wallen // February 11, 2009, 5:22 PM PST


    The EGroupware suite is a free, open source groupware suite that allows users to manage contacts, e-mail, projects, to-do lists, and much more. EGroupware is very much like Microsoft Exchange Server, only it offers more features.


  • Jack Wallen // February 9, 2009, 5:28 PM PST

    Ubuntu Server 8.10

    Even thought it hasn't reached that level of security found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Server 8.10 is an outstanding enterprise-ready server Linux-based operating system for SMB organizations.


  • Erik Eckel // February 8, 2009, 5:48 PM PST

    Dell Vostro 1510

    Aimed at mobile small business professionals requiring a reliable, highly customizable laptop, Dell’s reasonably priced Vostro 1510 delivers adequate performance for most small business users.


  • Jack Wallen // February 4, 2009, 5:07 PM PST

    Peek e-mail device

    The Peek e-mail device does one thing and it does it well. The Peek e-mail device is aimed at those who need e-mail, fast and easy. And, in that regard, it does deliver.


  • Mark Kaelin // February 1, 2009, 5:28 PM PST

    The Acer Aspire One

    Ultraportable netbooks are very popular in 2008, but do they measure up to the hype. When it comes to getting some actual work done, Mark Kaelin thinks one actually does. Check out his Product Spotlight on the Acer Aspire One netbook.


  • Jack Wallen // April 8, 2009, 5:56 PM PST

    Review: Eee PC 900 netbook running Eeebuntu

    With a small form factor and the flexibility to run a wide range of applications, the ASUS Eee PC 900 running the Eeebuntu Linux operating system is ideal for corporate workers on the go.


  • Erik Eckel // June 10, 2009, 11:54 PM PST

    Review: SuperAntiSpyware Professional security software

    SuperAntiSpyware Professional is a non-disruptive, time-saving and easy-to-use utility that administrators and support technicians can wield to prevent infections and efficiently recover when infestations occur.


  • Jack Wallen // June 8, 2009, 11:20 PM PST

    Review: System 76 Pangolin Performance laptop PC

    The System 76 Pangolin Performance laptop is for the business (or home user) who needs a fair amount of power, plenty of room for expansion, but doesn't need the most powerful graphics for games or video rendering.


  • Jack Wallen // May 31, 2009, 5:05 PM PST

    Review: PDF Studio document editor

    PDF Studio is a much-needed, cross-platform, suite of tools that allows the user to edit, annotate, extract, and do just about anything to or for a PDF document except create it.


  • Erik Eckel // June 7, 2009, 11:31 PM PST

    Review: Zoho Writer 2.0 (beta)

    Zoho Writer 2.0 provides mobile business users, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations with a dynamic cross-platform Web-based word processing program that enables online collaboration, and includes revision features and even offers offline editing.


  • Jack Wallen // June 16, 2009, 3:36 AM PST

    Review: Share360 groupware suite

    Share360 is for any business that needs a solid groupware suite with standard features. Share360 keeps your users scheduled, in touch, in control, and well organized.


  • Paul Mah // June 18, 2009, 2:05 AM PST

    Review: Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse

    The Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks is the perfect companion for executives who are always on the move, yet demand more than the comfort of the typical notebook touchpad.


  • Paul Mah // February 16, 2010, 12:47 AM PST

    Review: Notepad++ text editor

    Notepad++ is a versatile and powerful source code editor that also serves as an excellent replacement for the default Notepad text editor in Windows.


  • Jack Wallen // June 14, 2009, 5:25 PM PST

    Review: System 76 Meerkat NetTop PC

    The Meerkat NetTop PC is for anyone looking to make the switch to Linux but also wanting to avoid the headaches of dealing with unsupported hardware.