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The latest Desktop OSs reviews at PC Advisor. Desktop OSs user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

  • Windows 8.1 review

    The free update to Windows 8.1 addresses many of the problems users had with Windows 8, but it still feels like an operating system at war with itself. Here's our…

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • LinuxMint 15 'Olivia' review

    LinuxMint 15 is the Linux version we can hand to civilian friends/family with the fewest potential phone calls. Here's our LinuxMint 15 review.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apple OS X Mavericks review

    Apple's brand new operating system for Mac is OS X Mavericks, available for free for almost all Apple desktops and laptops. Before you upgrade your Mac, read our OS X…

    Free

  • Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail review

    With the Unity design aesthetic allied to a speedy and robust engine, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail may just be the one Linux OS to rule them all. Read our Ubuntu…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • GNOME 2 Linux review

    GNOME 2 remains king of the Linux desktop. Here's our GNOME 2 Linux review.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal review

    Ubuntu 12.10, otherwise known as Quantal Quetzel, is a landmark release from Canonical, if not entirely for the right reasons...

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 8 review

    Windows 8 represents the biggest change to Microsoft’s operating system since the launch of Windows 95. Here’s our Windows 8 review. It’s the only Windows 8 review…

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • VMWare Fusion 5.0 review

    VMWare Fusion styles itself as the best way to run Windows on Mac. We got our colleagues at Macworld UK to put this claim to the test in our VMWare Fusion 5.0 review.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Linux Mint 13 Maya review

    KDE is the most accomplished and mature of three Linux Mint flavours, but bugs remain. Here's our Linux Mint 13 Maya review.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows To Go review

    Windows To Go is a sand-boxed bootable version of Windows 8 that runs direct from a USB stick. Here's our Windows To Go review.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion review

    Apple's Mountain Lion is the new OS X, version 10.8, and the eighth update in 11 years to the Mac operating system. We walk you through the new features to see if…

    £14 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Google Chrome OS review

    The Google Chrome OS has now moved on from overblown browser to fully fledged operating system. Read our updated Google Chrome OS review to find out more. Updated…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

    Ubuntu 12.04, also known as Precise Pangolin, is the latest version of the popular desktop Linux distribution, featuring a new Head-Up Display to provide keyboard…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion review

    Mac OS X is already the most successful PC operating system in history. A bold claim, but read on to find out why... UPDATED 20th JULY 2011

    £21 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal review

    Ubuntu 11.04 – codenamed Natty Narwhal – sports a new graphical user interface. This popular Linux distribution's interface is now an opinion divider but worth…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ubuntu Light review

    Ubuntu Light is a lightweight Linux operating system, a fast-booting environment now pre-installed on Dell laptops.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • CrunchBang Linux review

    CrunchBang Linux is a free lightweight Linux operating system that eschews some of the bells and whistles of more user-friendly distros such as Ubuntu and Peppermint Ice.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ubuntu Netbook Edition review

    Ubuntu Netbook Edition is precisely what it sounds like: a version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system modified for use with netbook laptops.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Peppermint Ice Linux review

    These days, if a desktop-focussed Linux distribution wants to stand out from the pack of Ubuntu-wannabes it either needs to be especially slick or offer something a…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat review

    Maverick Meerkat is the codename for Ubuntu Linux 10.10, the latest and quite comfortably the greatest of easy Linux options for desktop PCs and laptops.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

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