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  1. openSUSE 11.4 review

    openSUSE 11.4 review

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    The first release since the Attachmate acquisition sees openSUSE 11.4 in cutting edge form

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    Fedora 14 review

    Fedora 14 review

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    Fedora 14 makes a mean KDE Plasma desktop

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    Ubuntu 11.04 review

    Ubuntu 11.04 review

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    It's the start of a new era for Ubuntu

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    Peppermint One review

    Peppermint One review

    8  

    Cut clutter from your desktop with Peppermint, a rising star of the derivative distribution charts

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    Humax TV Portal review

    Humax TV Portal review

    7  

    Humax is adding broadband-enabled functionality including iPlayer to its Freeview HD boxes with mixed results so far

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    Jolicloud 1.0 review

    Jolicloud 1.0 review

    8  

    Jolicloud beats Google Chrome to the internet computing punch, but does it perform as well?

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    Sony Bravia Internet Video review

    Sony Bravia Internet Video review

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    Lovefilm and World Cup web widgets are a knockout, but elsewhere this IPTV platform lacks must-have content

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    Ubuntu 10.04 review

    Ubuntu 10.04 review

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    Ubuntu 10 tries its best to chase the big cats, but can a leopard change its spots?

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    Fedora 12 review

    Fedora 12 review

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    Is Constantine putting Fedora back at the top of the Linux world?

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    Nero Linux 3 review

    Nero Linux 3 review

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    Disc burning under Linux is dominated by one application: K3b. It's favoured by novices and power users alike, so much so that even the staunchest Gnome fans sometimes find themselves reaching for the KDE burning tool.

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    Windows Mobile 6 review

    Windows Mobile 6 review

     

    Microsoft has encountered two big issues when developing its mobile OS: satisfying the needs of consumers and professionals at the same time, and producing an OS that works well in all three formats supported.

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    Windows Vista Business review

    Windows Vista Business review

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    Here we're looking at the Business version of Windows Vista, which has all the networking features plus full image-based backup but none of the entertainment features

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    Windows Vista Home Premium review

    Windows Vista Home Premium review

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    Between the security improvements and the new interface Windows Vista looks appealing, but are you going to feel happy about paying for it? We take a look at the Home Premium edition, which is the best balance between cost and features

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    Windows Vista Home Basic review

    Windows Vista Home Basic review

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    Windows Vista looks appealing, but are you going to feel happy about paying for it? We take a look at the Home Basic version which misses out the snazzy Aero interface

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    Windows Vista Ultimate review

    Windows Vista Ultimate review

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    Between the security improvements, the new interface and the major improvements for notebook users Windows Vista looks appealing, but are you going to feel happy about paying for it?

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    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger review

    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger review

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    There's no doubt that Tiger has been one of the most keenly anticipated upgrades for the Mac - it heralds an era of 64-bit computing, and new core graphics and audio, as well as delicious eye-candy in the form of Dashboard's Widgets.

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    VMWARE Workstation 5.5 review

    VMWARE Workstation 5.5 review

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    Installing multiple operating systems (OS) on a single computer is a great way to test new software before committing to a program. Providing a powerful alternative is VMWare Workstation 5.

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