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Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron' review

The beta of the next version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system has arrived, although judging by its stability and polish you'd be hard pressed to tell it's a testing release.
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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, it'll be worth the effort.
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Windows Vista SP1 review

The final version of Vista SP1 focuses on under-the-hood improvements to reliability, security, and performance, with very few changes made to the interface or Vista's features.
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Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1

We found file copying to be much slower than under XP or pre-SP1 Vista, Microsoft insists that there are security as well as performance enhancements in Vista Service Pack 1. You also won't be reduced to minimal functionality if Microsoft's activation system suffers from glitches.
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Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate

The just-released Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC), like the previous beta, does more to improve the internal plumbing of Windows Vista than it does to make any major changes to the interface.
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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.
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OpenSUSE 10.3 Desktop Linux

OpenSUSE 10.3 is the fourth stable release from the OpenSUSE project, the online community founded by Novell to further develop the SUSE Linux operating system.
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Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' desktop Linux

Ubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon' brings flash and function to the operating system, cementing Ubuntu's lead as the desktop Linux leader.
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Fusion 1.0 dual-boot software for Mac

You may need (or want) to run Windows, or other operating systems, alongside your Apple Mac's Mac OS X, and Parallels Desktop is the best-known of several programs on the market for that purpose.
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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 backup tools and Remote Desktop.
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