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  • Debian 5.0.4 (Lenny)

    Debian is one of the oldest and most stable Linux distributions around.

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Mythbuntu 9.10

    Complete media centre, PVR and media streaming system on a CD

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Elive 2.0

    A fast and lightweight live CD using the beautiful Enlightenment desktop.

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Kubuntu 9.10 [32-bit]

    Kubuntu is Ubuntu but built with a KDE desktop and compatible programs.

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • OpenBSD 4.6

     A free, secure Unix-like operating system that runs on a huge range of hardware.

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Xubuntu 9.10

    Ubuntu Linux with the fast, lightweight XFCE desktop environment, ideal for less powerful computers.

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • GRML 2009.10

    Full Linux distribution that runs from CD, especially useful for system rescue

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • DOSBox 0.74

    Reliably run DOS games and other ancient software with this sophisticated emulator

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ubuntu Christian Edition 6.0 (32 bit)

    Version of Ubuntu especially designed for Christian users and their needs

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Peppermint OS One

    Linux-based operating system that is cloud and web application centric, sleek, user friendly and fast

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Universal USB Installer 1.9.5.4

    Easily transfer your favourite Linux live CD distro to a USB stick, on a Windows PC

    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



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