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  • 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

  • BlackBerry 10 review - BlackBerry 10 features, performance and gripes

    BlackBerry 10 is the new OS for BlackBerry phones. Here's PC Advisor's BlackBerry 10 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

  • 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

  • Boot Camp Support Software 5

    Download the very latest drivers required to use Windows, natively, on your Mac

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Parallels Desktop 8 vs VMware Fusion 5 comparison review: best way to run Windows on Mac

    The two best options for running Windows (or any other OS) on your Mac are Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion. Here we compare Parallels and VMware to answer the…

    £65 inc VAT

    Score - 8 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

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 (64-bit)

    Windows 8.1 gets more mouse-friendly

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 (32-bit)

    Windows 8.1 gets more mouse-friendly

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Google Android 3.0 'Honeycomb' review

    Google Android 3.0 'Honeycomb' is a mobile OS with a lot to offer, but it has a long way to go before it'll deliver the full tablet experience.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 review

    Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5, express or deluxe? The extensive BlackBerry Enterprise Server will be indispensable to some, but free…

    £3,299 inc VAT

    Score - 7 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

  • 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



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