The Right Tool for the Job?

Working IT pros put software and hardware solutions to the test. Which tools will make the grade?

  • Paul Mah // November 30, 2007, 4:35 AM PST

    IrfanView: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Professional photographers and designers often need to preview large groups of image files quickly. Even IT professionals working in a non-creative environment occasionally need to perform basic edits to images or convert many images as a batch job. For jobs like these, the image viewing software bundled with Windows just doesn't cut it. Enter the IrfanView graphic viewer.


  • Paul Mah // November 27, 2007, 5:39 AM PST

    Matrox TripleHead2Go, Digital Edition: The Right Tool for the Job?

    When ALT-TAB no longer cuts it for navigating the half dozen or more application windows you have in use at any given time, you'll typically solve the problem by switching over to a multi-monitor setup. It's usually a trivial matter to slot in additional video cards for a desktop. But what if you're dealing with a small form-factor PC that doesn't have the slot for more video cards, or a laptop to which you need to add two or more external monitors? That's where the Matrox TripleHead2Go enters the picture.


  • Cara Reynolds // November 2, 2007, 4:03 AM PST

    Sound off: Write your own The Right Tool for the Job? review

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  • Joshua Hoskins // July 18, 2007, 10:53 AM PST

    Microsoft Virtual Server R2: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Consolidation with Microsoft Virtual Server R2 has reduced a total of 42U worth of rack space down into 8U--a huge saving in our cramped data center. It has definitely been the Right Tool for the Job.