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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Google Android review

    Google Android is the operating system most likely to break the hold of both Windows 7 on the laptops market and Apple iOS 4 in the mobile space. Here's our review of…

    Free

  • VMware Fusion 2.0 review

    Since Apple switched its PC processor architecture to Intel less than three years ago, running Windows or other x86 operating systems on a Mac has become a whole lot…

    £49 inc VAT

    Score - 8 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

  • Apple iPhone 2.1 software review

    Apple promised us that the iPhone 2.1 update would save us all from the iPhone 2.0's sins, but as it turns out, the software brings with it more than just bug fixes.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • 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

  • FreeNAS review

    Based on the FreeBSD operating system (a Unix derivative), FreeNAS is a server operating system that offers lots of features, a very small footprint, and a…

    Free

    Score - 7 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

  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Server review

    Here's our review of Apple's latest Mac OS X Server operating system.

    £319 inc VAT

    Score - 6 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



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