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  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 6.0 review

    Parallels 6 provides even better performance for running Windows on a Mac.

    £64 inc VAT

  • Linux Mint 9 review

    Introduce some minty freshness to your PC with the free Linux Mint 9 operating system, a variant of Ubuntu 10.04.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Jolicloud 1.0 review

    Promoted as a cloud-based Linux for netbook users, Jolicloud has promise – but still needs work.

    Free

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 7 review

    With its Windows 7 OS, Microsoft gets the basics right. It just works, and after Windows Vista that may be enough to make it a winner. Read PC Advisor's in-depth…

    £229 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • MeeGo 1 review

    MeeGo is an Intel-sponsored Linux distribution designed for netbooks.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx review

    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx is the latest Linux operating system from Canonical, aimed at consumers. It's free, but is it sufficiently consumer friendly that you…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • CrossOver Linux 9 review

    One of the most common reasons given for remaining wedded to Microsoft Windows is the absence of a key Windows program on alternative operating systems. But that…

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 5.0 review

    Hot on the heels of VMware's update of Fusion 3 comes Parallels Desktop for Mac 5.0. Like Fusion, Parallels now boasts support for Microsoft's WDDM graphics, allowing…

    £59 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix review

    Although it's based on the popular Linux distro, Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) is not a pruned down version of Ubuntu. Instead, its developers discarded old, legacy code…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Moblin 2.0 review

    Launched two years ago by Intel and now hosted by The Linux Foundation, Moblin is a Linux platform aimed at netbooks and mobile internet devices.

    Free

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop Switch To Mac review

    Ease your move from Windows to Mac with the handy Parallels Desktop Switch To Mac kit.

    £75 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard review

    Although positioned as an under-the-hood upgrade to Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard offers a lot of changes on the surfaces as well. UPDATED: 27 August 2009.

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • VirtualBox 2.2 review

    VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualiser for x86 computer hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, its makers claim it is the only open source…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Vista Computer Management review

    If you're not familiar with Microsoft Windows Vista's own disk management tools, don't beat yourself up over it. They're not exactly lying around the desktop in plain…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope review

    The new edition of the friendly Linux desktop OS - Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope - is more maintenance release than upgrade.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 review

    If you're looking for a practical business desktop replacement for Windows, your best choice is Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11: a true Windows replacement.

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop 4.0 review

    Parallels Desktop 4.0 is virtualisation software that allows you to run Windows operating systems on an Intel Mac.

    £49 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista SP2 beta review

    In the initial beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), the changes made aren't immediately obvious. And even the under-the-hood changes are incremental rather…

    Free

  • Xandros Desktop 4 Professional review

    Xandros 4 Professional tries to set itself apart from the majority of popular Linux distributions in two ways. First, by making the installation and administration…

    £53 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5 review

    Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5 brought a slew of updates - 136MB worth in the Software Update version on our Mac - most of which were described in Apple's nicely detailed…

    £85 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10



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