Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
REVIEW

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 delivers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that's equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs -- and it's a free upgrade for most users.

1 star User rating out of 16 votes
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

If you own a Mac, you'll want El Capitan. This update simplifies the Mac experience, improving the tools you already use while promising improved performance to come.

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Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is out now. This is everything you need to know about Google's mobile operating system update.

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Apple iOS 9
REVIEW

Apple iOS 9

If you own a recent Apple device, you'll want to make the jump to iOS 9: Better battery life, improved native apps and multitasking prowess on the latest iPad make this upgrade a no-brainer.

3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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Windows Vista Home Basic
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Windows Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. 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
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $199.95

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Google Android L
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Google Android L

Google gives us a preview of the future of its mobile operating system.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

From new Continuity features to smaller, useful tweaks across core apps, Mac OS X Yosemite is a must download for Mac users.

1 star User rating out of 12 votes

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Nokia X Software Platform
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Nokia X Software Platform

Nokia sure tried hard to give us something new, but its mashup of Android, Windows Phone, and Asha gives its Nokia X phone limited powers and a nagging identity crisis.

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Ubuntu Touch
EDITORS' TAKE

Ubuntu Touch

The new Ubuntu Touch operating system for phones and tablets blows away rivals Firefox OS and Tizen -- and it may even be better than iOS and Android.

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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

MSRP: $129.00

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