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  • Darwine 1.0 review

    Darwine 1.0 lets you legally run Windows applications on the Mac OS X - without having to shell out for a Windows operating system.

    Free

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 2 review

    VMware has opened the doors to the second beta release of VMware Fusion 2.0, VMware's Mac desktop virtualisation package.

    Free

  • Windows Search 4.0 review

    Windows Search 4.0 is finally here, and it's ready to enter the workplace as a well-mannered IT citizen.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Hands On: Mac OS X 10.5.4 update

    This latest update is much smaller than 10.5.3. There are a slew of extension updates, though it’s tough to figure out exactly what changes those may entail.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Fedora 9.0 Linux distribution review

    Fedora 9.0 is a solid Linux distribution that will probably serve you well for desktop usage - but it's tricky to install and not ideal for non-technical users.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron' review

    The beta of the next version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system has arrived, although judging by its stability and polish you'd be hard pressed to tell it's a…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows XP SP3 review

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), just out from Microsoft as Release Candidate 2 (RC2), may not necessarily be worth the download now, but when it's finally released,…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows Vista SP1 review

    The final version of Vista SP1 focuses on under-the-hood improvements to reliability, security, and performance, with very few changes made to the interface or…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate

    The just-released Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC), like the previous beta, does more to improve the internal plumbing of Windows Vista than it does to make…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • 360desktop panoramic PC workspace service

    A 360-degree panoramic workspace on your PC's desktop sounds great, and it's free. But you'll have to put up with adverts.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' desktop Linux

    Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' brings flash and function to the operating system, cementing Ubuntu's lead as the desktop Linux leader.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: first review

    Apple's latest operating system for the Apple Mac, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard represents evolution rather than revolution.

    £85 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Fusion 1.0 dual-boot software for Mac

    You may need (or want) to run Windows, or other operating systems, alongside your Apple Mac's Mac OS X, and Parallels Desktop is the best-known of several programs on…

    £49 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 3.0

    Parallels Desktop for Mac 3.0 virtualisation software lets you run Windows XP and Vista on an Intel-based Mac.

    £44 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Fedora 7.0 Linux distribution

    Fedora 7.0 is the latest community-based Linux release from Red Hat. Fedora and Novell's OpenSuse are Ubuntu Linux's two chief "competitors".

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5

    Parallels Desktop for Mac is the best tool on the market for running Windows on any Intel-based Macintosh. Windows users are not going to believe us, but it's true.

    £58 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 part II

    Parallels Desktop for Mac is the best tool on the market for running Windows on any Intel-based Macintosh. Windows users are not going to believe us, but it's true.

    £58 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista Business Edition review

    With the Business Edition of Windows Vista, you lose the natty multimedia tools of Home Premium but gain solid business-oriented capabilities such as some better…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Vista review

    Windows Vista finally launches on 30 January – and we've got a comprehensive review to help you decide whether to upgrade.

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: the new interface

    The moment Windows Vista starts, some of its biggest changes are in plain view: the new interface is distinctive and eye-catching. Colours are subtler and the overall…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10



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