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  • CyberLink PowerDirector 6.0

    With a price tag of just £45, PowerDirector 6.0 is steered towards newcomers rather than professional video editors. But despite its inevitable limitations, the…

    £45 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

    If you like Mozilla's Thunderbird 1.5 email client, you'll love version 2.0. And you can get it now as a near-final release candidate. Like the new Firefox, also…

    Free

    Score - 9 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

  • Adobe Bridge CS3

    Our review of Adobe Bridge CS3 showed us that Creative Suite's command-and-control centre now has more features for managing photos and other digital assets, but it's…

    £542 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Adobe Photoshop CS3

    Adobe's high-end image editor gets new tools - of course - but the interface enhancements are even better.

    £569 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Alwil Avast 4 Professional Edition

    The paid-for version of Alwil's latest antivirus software, Avast 4 Professional Edition, disappointed us, despite a decent, 92 percent success rate at detecting malware.

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus Professional

    Grisoft's AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus Professional Edition is an inexpensive antivirus option and its 91 percent malware detection rate puts it in the middle of the pack in…

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • BitDefender Antivirus 10.0

    When we reviewed BitDefender Antivirus 10.0, it did an excellent job of detecting malware. It's also easy to use and inexpensive.

    £26 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Eset NOD32

    When it comes to proactive protection, Eset's NOD32 is the hands-down winner in the antivirus software cohort. Read our review to find out how it fared elsewhere.

    £27 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 shines for its top-notch malware detection and disinfection performance.

    £24 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Norton Antivirus 2007

    Symantec's Norton Antivirus 2007 is a solid antivirus tool, our review shows an overall virus-detection rate of 96 percent.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Panda Antivirus 2007

    Panda Antivirus 2007's middle-of-the-road detection results in our PC Advisor Test Centre antivirus tests, inadequate default settings and poor disinfection…

    £17 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • TrendMicro Antivirus plus Anti-Spyware 2007

    Trend Micro's low score was primarily decided by its lacklustre performance at detecting malware samples. The program missed almost one in five samples, for an…

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Illustrator CS3

    There are plenty of compelling reasons to upgrade to the CS3 version of Illustrator. Adobe has made some significant interface changes, updated important components…

    £163 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ulead VideoStudio 11.0 Plus

    This is the first release of Ulead's video-editing software package since the company was bought by Corel. Our review found that Ulead VideoStudio 11.0 Plus increases…

    £60 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

    We've been waiting a while to review Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, the final installment in the Tiberium trilogy, but it's been worth it.

    £27 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • OpenOffice 2.2

    OpenOffice 2.2 is the latest update of the open-source rival to Microsoft Office 2007. Our OpenOffice 2.2 review shows that there is plenty to recommend the free…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Star Office 8.0

    In recent years, thousands of corporate desktops have begun to adopt either StarOffice or OpenOffice. Our review of Star Office 8.0, the latest version of Sun's…

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Kool IM instant messaging

    Kool IM is a solid web-based instant-messaging client with no fancy trappings. Its reliable performance and nice choice of services make this alpha version well worth…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Meebo review

    We reviewed Meebo and found an IM (instant-messaging) service that had the feature set of a desktop IM client, but the convenience of web-based instant messaging.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10



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