My candidates for top notch utilities in 2007:
- Exim and OpenLDAP remain high on the list of enterprise utilities; they are both unbeatable.
- VMware continues to be a daily lifesaver.
- I've probably spent more time with a text editor in the last six months than in the last several years. All the more reason to appreciate vi.
- 2007 marks the year in which I got to know LaTeX, the document preparation system. An incredible tool.
- RedHat has the best Linux server distribution, and CentOS make it available free of charge.
One thing I experienced several times this year is what lousy tools Windows has on board; I commiserate with all who have to fight with or against Windows, and I hope 2008 brings you a real operating system. :-)