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Operating Systems

Windows Vista Business
REVIEW

Windows Vista Business

Windows Vista Business is essentially warmed-over Windows XP. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 24, 2007
Windows Vista Ultimate
REVIEW

Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows Vista is essentially warmed-over Windows XP. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 23, 2007
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0
REVIEW

Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0

Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0 is slow and a bit expensive, probably because it includes a Windows license, but it's cheaper than buying and maintaining a real PC--even a low-end one.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 15, 2004
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2
REVIEW

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2

We recommend installing Windows XP SP2 but only after Microsoft has had a few weeks to work out the kinks.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 11, 2004
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003
REVIEW

Microsoft Small Business Server 2003

For small businesses that need a business in a box and want to stick with Microsoft technology, SBS 2003 is the only game in town.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 5, 2004
Apple Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
REVIEW

Apple Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

Panther adds new and useful features, but at the expense of some old standbys. Current Jaguar users need not apply.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2003
Virtual PC 6.0 for Mac
REVIEW

Virtual PC 6.0 for Mac

Virtual PC 6.0 is the best way to run Windows on OS X, but it's not worth the price for older Macs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 23, 2003

MSRP: $249.00

Red Hat Linux 8.0 Professional
REVIEW

Red Hat Linux 8.0 Professional

Red Hat remains a solid Linux contender, but Windows switchers or dual-booters should stick with SuSE for easier installation.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2002

MSRP: $149.95

Virtual PC 5.0 for Windows
REVIEW

Virtual PC 5.0 for Windows

Virtual PC for Windows 5.0 boosts performance over the last version. It's the best emulator around for running multiple Windows or Linux OSs on one PC.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2002
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
REVIEW

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 beat. But home users, beware the $129 upgrade price if you're not looking for networking options.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 21, 2002