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  • Windows Vista: Security Center

    Following years of criticism about Windows security, Microsoft had promised that Vista would be the most secure OS it had produced. This goal seems to have been met –…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: search and networking

    Search is one of Windows Vista's greatest strengths. Finding files using a built-in Windows tool has never been so simple. You'll be constantly using search in…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: bundled applications

    Simply opening and closing windows and tweaking your system gets dull after a while. Windows Vista includes far more built-in applications than Windows XP while…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Lucion FileCenter

    The Windows Explorer interface can be hard to grasp. FileCenter is a sound alternative, making the whole idea of storing and locating files far more intuitive.

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0

    The latest edition of Adobe's low-cost video-editing package has all the features we'd expect. But the most welcome change is the introduction of the Sceneline.

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • OnShare

    OnShare is different from other P2P networks. It doesn't set out to share files with the entire online community, but is designed to keep private files between…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • BullGuard 7.0

    While reliability and updates against new threats are key, BullGuard's speciality is online backup that makes protecting data a breeze – even if your PC goes down.

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Webroot Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.2

    Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus 5.2 protects against the two most common online dangers.

    £29 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Mamut Enterprise 5.5

    Mamut provides a range of software for SMEs covering accounting, CRM, inventory and e-commerce. Enterprise 5.5 is its most comprehensive package.

    £938 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0

    Using Acrobat Professional, PDFs can be created from a range of document types and merged into a single continuous document that you scroll through sequentially.

    £464 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Net security face-off: AVG, Panda and Sophos

    We put AVG Internet Security 7.5, Panda Internet Security 2007 and Sophos Security Suite SBE 2.0 to the test.

    £42 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Company of Heroes

    Company of Heroes is a real-time WWII strategy game – so far, so routine. What's different about this wholly engrossing title is its attention to detail.

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Image editor face-off: Adobe vs Ulead

    Read on for our verdict on Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 and Ulead PhotoImpact 12.0.

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Firefox 2.0

    We put Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 to the test.

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Pegasus Mobile NoteTaker

    Although many companies have tried to introduce the mass PC market to handwriting recognition, their efforts have, for the most part, failed rather miserably.

    £117 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Nero Premium 7.0 Reloaded

    In terms of an all-round utility suite, there's little missing from Nero Premium 7.0 Reloaded.

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Encyclopedia face-off: Britannica vs Encarta

    We tested Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Ultimate Reference Suite and Encarta Reference Library 2007 to find the best DVD-based encyclopedia.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • CyberLink PowerDirector Premium 5.0

    Digital video editing is one of those ideas that sounds great in principle. In practice, the process is generally quite complicated. Step forward, CyberLink…

    £48 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Wizcom InfoScan

    Scanners are all very well for a lot of things, but there are some situations where firing up an A4 flatbed is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

    £90 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Internet security face-off: Norton vs McAfee

    We put Norton Internet Security 2007 and McAfee Internet Security Suite 9.0 to the test.

    £50 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10



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