Check out historic Windows reviews

PC Plus mag shows off past judgements

So Windows 7 is here and receiving both critical and public acclaim, but how does the well received Microsoft OS compare to its previous incarnations?

If you are curious then, luckily for you, PC Plus has trawled through its extensive back-catalogue and plucked out previous reviews of Windows and put them online in Flash for your perusal.

"My first Windows was 3.0, although before that, I had good old GEM," says PC Plus' Richard Cobbett.

Colour me floppy

"At the time, Windows was interesting just for the wonderful coloured floppy disks, never mind being the future of computing.

"Still, as it developed, PC Plus was there at every stage. We've plundered our archives to see what we said about the biggest moments in Windows history, from Windows 3.0 to Windows ME (one of the reviews we don't exactly stand by, but everyone makes mistakes, right? Right? Windows 7 is great, honest...)."

You can comb through and find out exactly what PC Plus thought about Windows 95 at and see if the Windows hype has lived through the ages.


Global Editor-in-Chief

Patrick (Twitter) is Global Editor-in-Chief for techradar, and has been with the site since its launch in 2008. He is a longstanding judge of the T3 Awards, been quoted or seen on everything from the The Sun to Sky News and is on the #CoolBrands Council. He started his career in football, making him one of approximately one journalists to have covered both a World Cup final and an iPhone launch.