Find the best programs and applications for PC, Mac and Linux.
Without some decent software, your shiny new computer is nothing more than a large, expensive and fairly unattractive paperweight. With literally thousands of programs available for PC, Mac and Linux, sifting through your options can be time consuming.
Do you go with a major player like Microsoft, or is it worth trying out applications from smaller, third-party producers? Is free software just as good as paid? Our reviews, test reports, buying guides and articles can help you find the best software and apps for all your computing needs.
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Every day our software experts scour the internet for the latest programs, so we can separate the brilliant from the bug-ridden. From major releases to obscure titles, everything passes through our labs including office suites, password protectors and video games (on a good day!). Our experts can help you find the best programs for your computer, whether you're using Windows, Mac or Linux.
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