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.


  • Erik Eckel // March 4, 2009, 11:43 PM PST

    Review: Dell Latitude E5500 Laptop

    The newly redesigned Dell Latitude E5500 laptops are all business; they are built for flexibility, mobility and security.


  • Jack Wallen // March 16, 2009, 6:32 PM PST

    Review: Drupal Ubercart Module

    The Drupal Ubercart module is for any business (small to large) looking to sell products from shippable goods to downloadable goods, but doesn't want to deal with the more complex shopping cart systems.


  • Bill Detwiler // March 23, 2009, 11:16 PM PST

    Review: Sharp AQUOS 32" LCD TV as a PC monitor

    The line between computer monitors and televisions is growing increasingly thin. If you have the extra cash and adequate desktop real estate, an LCD TV might be the right PC monitor for you. Check out his Product Spotlight on using the Sharp AQUOS 32-inch LCD TV as a desktop monitor.


  • Jack Wallen // March 18, 2009, 11:26 PM PST

    Review: KOffice productivity suite

    KOffice gives the business user working in the Linux/KDE GUI desktop a veritable Swiss Army Knife of office suites that can cover nearly any need.


  • Mark Kaelin // March 1, 2009, 10:16 PM PST

    Dell Studio Hybrid PC

    The Dell Studio Hybrid PC is a small form factor PC that retains much of the power found in large desktop computers. The compact design gives the Studio Hybrid a smaller desktop footprint than a notebook and even some netbooks.


  • Jack Wallen // March 2, 2009, 10:10 PM PST


    Scribus is an open source desktop publishing tool that you can use to create your company's brochures, marketing fliers, or any other document that fits the desktop publishing criteria.


  • Justin James // July 29, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

    Review: The Evoluent VerticalMouse 3

    The Evoluent VerticalMouse takes a high quality, full featured mouse, and flips it on its side to a neutral position that reduces the stress on a user's wrist and hand.


  • Jack Wallen // July 23, 2009, 12:49 AM PST

    Review: Kinesis Freestyle Solo VIP keyboard

    The Kinesis Freestyle Solo VIP keyboard is miles above the rest in easing stress on the fingers, wrists, arms, and shoulders.


  • Jack Wallen // August 4, 2009, 12:14 AM PST

    Review: VirtualBox open source virtual machine app

    VirtualBox is a free, open source virtual machine application that will have you up and running with this technology in very little time and with much fewer headaches.