The Right Tool for the Job?

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

  • Jack Wallen // February 8, 2008, 3:29 AM PST

    Scribus desktop publishing: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Most applications that create complex pdf documents are costly, resource hogs, and difficult to master. The alternative? Scribus.


  • Jack Wallen // February 19, 2008, 11:11 PM PST

    Evolution: The Right Tool for the Job?

    If you are looking for a single application to replace Outlook you need look no further than Evolution. It is as feature rich, easy to use, and far more reliable than Outlook.


  • Paul Mah // February 21, 2008, 1:25 AM PST

    GFI Network Server Monitor: The Right Tool for the Job?

    If you have ever been a system administrator or network manager, you can appreciate a tool that allows you to quickly and efficiently check on the health of the various components on your network. Paul Mah decides whether GFI Network Server Monitor is the Right Tool for the Job.


  • Erik Eckel // February 27, 2008, 4:36 AM PST

    Microsoft Office for the Mac 2008: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Office productivity applications are critical business components. This is as true for Macintosh computer owners as it is for Windows users. Whether users are creating documents, spreadsheets or slide show presentations, they require a powerful office suite that is easy to use, creates attractive files and is widely compatible with other users. Erik Eckel checks out this year's version of Microsoft Office for the Mac.


  • Paul Mah // March 11, 2008, 3:36 AM PST

    Assemble the perfect system administrator's toolkit

    A good system admin is like a boy scout: always prepared. Paul Mah puts together a list of items that belongs in every system administrator's survival toolkit.