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The latest Operating systems software reviews at PC Advisor. Operating systems software user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

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  • 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

  • Windows Phone 8 review

    After four days of getting to know Windows Phone 8, our initial mood can be described as positive. While Windows Phone 7.5 already was a fine operating system,…

    Free

  • 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

  • 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

  • Windows Server 2012 review

    Much easier DirectAccess deployment and a full-scale dynamic access control system are among the key benefits of Windows Server 2012. Here's our Windows Server 2012…

    £300 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Server 8 review

    Here's a hands-on review of build 8250 of Windows Server 8.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango: hands on

    We get our hands on Microsoft's latest smartphone operating system, officially titled Windows Phone 7.5

    Free

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7 'Mango' review

    Mango is the next update to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform. Updated, 22 June 2011

    Free

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7 review

    Windows Phone 7 is a mobile phone operating system that Microsoft hopes will lead the fight back against Google Android and the Apple iOs. But is Microsoft's mobile…

    Free

    Score - 7 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

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 review

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is a significant improvement over SharePoint 07, providing IT execs with multiple ways to streamline their infrastructure and cut costs.

    Free

  • 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

  • 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

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 review

    Microsoft SQL Server 2008, aka "Katmai", gives SQL Server shops plenty of reasons to get excited. The best SQL Server release to date, it sports more nice new…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 review

    With Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, Microsoft has added big business functionality to an affordable SME tool.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • 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

  • 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 Server 2008 review

    Microsoft's long-awaited Windows Server 2008 delivers advancements in speed, security and management, but its virtualisation and network-access control features come…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 6 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

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