Operating Systems/Platforms

Joli OS 1.2 Linux by Jolicloud

10 August, 2011
3/5
With the launch of the Chromebook, a new breed of cut-price laptop running Google's Chrome OS software, ...

Choosing the best mobile operating system – iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone: ITReviews.com Buyer’s Guide

2 August, 2011
When you're in the market to buy a smartphone, there's one choice you need to make before you even think ...

Choosing the best operating system – Windows, Linux, MacOS: ITReviews.com Buyer’s Guide

1 August, 2011
Whether you're buying, building or upgrading a PC, there's one crucial choice to be made: what operating system to opt for. Windows 7? Home Premium or Ultimate? Linux? Or maybe a Mac? Fear not, IT ...

Red Hat – Enterprise Linux 6

27 December, 2010
Linux distributions tend to fall into one of two camps. The first are those, like Ubuntu and Fedora, that are aimed mostly at enthusiasts and others happy to teeter on the bleeding edge of ...

Canonical – Ubuntu 10.10

29 October, 2010
Released at ten past ten on the 10th October 2010 (all the tens - get it?), Ubuntu 10.10 is the latest version of the popular Linux distro to hit the streets. If you were expecting a slew of new ...

Microsoft – Windows Phone 7

28 October, 2010
Microsoft was once a leading light in smartphones, but the company's stock in this area has fallen as that of the Android operating system and iPhone has risen. So Microsoft has been on an ...

Canonical – Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

31 May, 2010
With each and every release, Ubuntu Linux seems to get that little bit easier and friendlier to use. To put it through its paces, we downloaded the CD image of the latest iteration, Ubuntu 10.04, ...

Mint – Linux Mint 8.0

12 January, 2010
One of the most popular Linux distrubtions, Linux Mint's latest edition was bound to attract plenty of interest. And rightly so, too.We downloaded the 700MB Live CD ISO file: once burnt to a disc, ...

Mandriva – Mandriva Linux 2010 RC2

6 November, 2009
One of the most popular distributions of Linux, a position it's held for many years, Mandriva is a distribution that straddles the needs of both home and business users surprisingly well. And while ...

Ubuntu – Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta

2 November, 2009
Ubuntu 9.10 offers the kind of efficient operating system that should, in theory, give Microsoft a run for its money with Windows 7. That won't happen, of course, but given the relative ease of use ...

Knoppix – Linux 6.0

3 March, 2009
The process of getting hold of Knoppix Linux isn't quite as hand-holding as you might expect from your average Ubuntu distribution, but it's certainly got a few tricks of its own up its sleeve.For ...