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Windows Services for Unix 3.5

Microsoft's Windows Services for Unix will be most useful if you've already made the decision to switch platforms. This free download will also make life easier for Unix experts who need to use a Windows desktop system.

April 5, 2004 by Jonathan Bennett


LindowsOS 4.0

LindowsOS 4.0 remains the easiest Linux distribution around, but its software subscription scheme can get pricey. We'd also prefer more bundled applications.

August 27, 2003 by Neil Randall


SuSE Linux Desktop

Can you use a Linux system successfully in a Windows-dominated environment? That's what SuSE's Linux Desktop is designed to facilitate. We find that you can, although there are plenty of glitches to iron out.

July 28, 2003 by Matthew Broersma


Red Hat Linux 9 Professional

Red Hat 9 is a boon for those who already use it, but it's too expensive to warrant a switch from Windows. Try SuSE (or the free version of Red Hat) for a better mix of price and features.

May 13, 2003 by Neil Randall

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Linux shoot-out: Red Hat 8.0 v SuSE 8.1

Installing 'desktop' Linux used to be far too technical for the majority of Windows users. But things have changed. We examine the two most user-friendly Linux distributions after LindowsOS -- Red Hat and SuSE.

December 9, 2002 by Neil Randall


SuSE Linux 8.1 Professional

SuSE Linux 8.1 is an extremely friendly choice for Windows users. If you're switching or dual-booting, make this distribution your first choice.

December 9, 2002 by Neil Randall


LindowsOS 2.0

Lindows truly is a viable consumer alternative to Windows or Mac OS -- especially if you're on a budget.

November 5, 2002 by Steven J.Vaughan Nichols

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Windows XP Service Pack 1

Windows XP's first service pack is a worthwhile download -- if only for the security patches -- as long as you have the bandwidth. If not, you're better off using Windows Update or ordering it on CD.

September 11, 2002 by Matt Lake


Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

Take a good, hard look at Mac OS X 10.2 if you're adding a Mac to a Windows network -- Jaguar's new tools can't be beaten. But home users, beware the £99 upgrade price if you're not looking for networking options.

August 23, 2002 by John Rizzo


Mac OS X 10.1

Thanks to version 10.1, OS X is now ready for the masses. If you already have OS X, upgrade now. OS 9 users should wait for Microsoft Office X to ship.

October 30, 2001 by John Rizzo


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