Operating Systems


Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mavericks review

    By 23 October 2013

    The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard and above. Not only does Mavericks kill off the animal-based naming system, it also promises a host...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Windows 8.1 review

    By 17 October 2013

    Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating...

  • Phones

    Ubuntu phone pictures and hands-on

    By 3 January 2013

    The Ubuntu phone operating system is set to join the ever-increasing ranks of smartphone platforms in 2013 and looks to be offering something worth grabbing hold of. Pocket-lint was at the global launch of the software to get hands-on with the beta version....

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Windows 8 review

    By 29 August 2012

    It's fair to say that Windows 8 is just about the most controversial operating system for some time. The strange thing is, everyone knows what Microsoft is trying to do, and most people agree that it's actually heading in the right direction. The only...

  • Online

    Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

    By 25 July 2012

    Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook will be joining Twitter in being given system-level access to allow you to check and make status updates from anywhere at the click of a button. We've been playing with a developer preview of the new feature...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 25 July 2012

    Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why should you upgrade, but what shiny new features will you get? We've been living with the full retail...

  • Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S III: TouchWiz UI explored

    By 4 May 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy S III has turned up with just as much a media storm as has followed it since we first got wind back in May 2011. Finally, we know what this Android superphone is all about. While a rundown of the hardware and specs is useful for an...

  • Online 0 out of 5

    First Look: Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 6 March 2012

    You always hear about the lion roaring, about the big noise the big cat makes, but you never really hear about the mountain lion. It is more of a reclusive animal, and it is fair to say that Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion takes a lot of cues from its namesake....

  • Online 0 out of 5

    First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    By 2 March 2012

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here, allowing you to have a play with some to the new features before the final version of Windows 8 arrives later in the year. As with Windows 7, Microsoft has allowed users interested and keen to review the new OS...

  • Phones

    Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    Boot to Gecko, the mobile OS that isn't really an OS, officially launched over in Barcelona at MWC after the idea was touted by Mozilla back in July last year. Unlike the theory back then though, when Mozilla's Andreas Gal stated that the platform would...

  • Phones

    Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    Canonical has come up with an idea for really putting purpose into your multicore Android phone. So powerful have mobiles become in the past 12 months that the London-based company is suggesting we use them to power our desktop computers - and power them...

  • Phones

    Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on

    By 3 October 2011

    HTC Titan stand down, Samsung Omnia W step aside, there's only one handset that can lay claim to being the first ever Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, device and it's the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T - a smartphone born out of a partnership between the two Japanese...

  • Tablets

    Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 15 September 2011

    With no Windows 8 PCs ready, how could Microsoft get developers building the touch-first Metro apps that the new Windows 8 experience needs to shine on tablets? By taking one of the most compelling Windows 7 PCs and tearing the keyboard off. Actually,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Apple Mac OS X Lion review

    By 20 July 2011

    Apple’s latest cat is out the bag and ready to roar. But should you upgrade and is it worth the cash? We’ve been living with the new OS since its first beta outing earlier in the year to find out. And now that the final version is out and ready to...

  • Online 0 out of 5

    First Look: Mac OS X Lion review

    By 1 March 2011

    Apple’s new Operating System, Mac OS X Lion, has roared into existence and ready to download if you’re a member of Apple’s developer programme. While there are still months to go before the official launch, we downloaded the preview build to see...