Operating Systems Reviews
Mac OS X 'Lion' main screen

Review: Apple Mac OS X Lion

Apple’s latest operating system is cloud-enabled and also lifts some iOS features 31 Oct 2011
four star
Windows 8 start screen

Review: Windows 8 Developer Preview

Windows 8 introduces a new touch-screen interface and App Store software delivery model 24 Oct 2011
three star
Windows Phone Mango Local Scout

Review: Microsoft Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft attempts to dethrone the Apple iOS and Google Android mobile operating systems 06 Oct 2011
four star
Samsung Windows 8 Tablet PC

First Look: Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft's Developer Preview of Windows 8 shows Jekyll and Hyde characteristics - but it is early days 23 Sep 2011
three star
Red Hat Fedora logo

Review: Red Hat Fedora 15

The latest version of the experimental operating system features a radically different GUI in GNOME 3 07 Jun 2011
four star
Red Hat Fedora 14 screen shot

Red Hat Fedora 14 review

We put the latest version of this free Linux-based operating system through our labs tests 13 Dec 2010
four star
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 config screen shot

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation review

Can version six of Red Hat’s paid-for Enterprise Linux dent Microsoft's enterprise hegemony? 09 Dec 2010
four star
Windows 7 VM on a MacBook Air

Parallels Desktop 6.0 Switch to Mac Edition review

Software lets you flit between Mac and Windows with little fuss 25 Nov 2010
four star
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Review: Windows Server 2008 delivers security and savings

The latest version of Windows Server makes for simpler and more flexible deployments, but firms need to plan migration carefully 29 Feb 2008
four star
Rhel5 Advanced Platform

Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform

Red Hat’s latest Linux implementation delivers enhanced virtualisation and security 10 May 2007
four star
A Desktop PC

Review: Lenovo ThinkCentre A60

A small form-factor Vista-ready desktop PC from Chinese maker Lenovo 31 Jan 2007
A Desktop PC

Group review: Vista-ready desktop PCs

With Vista reaching general availability this week, we look at a trio of Vista-ready business PCs 31 Jan 2007
HP Compaq DC5700

Review: HP Compaq dc5700

A Vista-ready desktop from European PC market leader HP 31 Jan 2007
Acer Veriton 1000

Review: Acer Veriton 1000

A compact, legacy-free Vista-ready desktop PC 31 Jan 2007
Windows Vista screen shoot

Business review: Windows Vista

Microsoft’s new Windows client brings improvements in security, usability and administration 29 Nov 2006
Ubuntu screen shot

Tested: Ubuntu Linux

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is a user-friendly Windows desktop alternative 01 Sep 2006
four star
A screen shot

Tested: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10

Novell's latest Suse Linux Enterprise Server includes Xen virtualisation and application security tools 14 Jul 2006

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

More protection against attacks and better support for latest processor systems 01 Mar 2005
four star

Microsoft Virtual Server beta

A promising platform for Windows server consolidation 28 Apr 2004

Suse Linux Office Desktop

Suse's Linux Office Desktop makes switching from Windows to Linux less painful, but users may still require some training 05 Feb 2003

Microsoft Windows XP and Office XP

vnunet.com does not usually review development releases of software but, due to popular demand, we have decided to make an exception for the second beta of Microsoft's much hyped next-generation operating system, Windows XP and its Office XP suite of applications. 18 Apr 2001

Sun Microsystems Solaris 8

A look at Sun Microsystems' latest release of Solaris. 09 Aug 2000
three star