Software Reviews

Software is an ever-changing landscape of the new, the old and the updated. Trying to keep up with what's available is hard enough. Trying to decide when to upgrade or when to stick with what you've got is even harder. Having the right information at the right time is essential to making the right choices.

In our Software Reviews area, you'll find up-to-date information on the latest versions of software you use and software you might want to use. We have searched the internet and brought together what we think are the best, most informative reviews on new and popular software. So before you decide on that next software purchase, be sure to check here first.

Layout & Design

Productivity

  • (cnet.com)

    "Corel has a winner in WordPerfect Office X3, a feature-packed productivity suite ... (it) is a solid upgrade for longtime users, particularly those who manage a lot of PDFs."

  • (techweb.com)

    "With this version, Microsoft has completely revamped the familiar Office interface. Gone are the toolbars, the drop-down menus, and the side-of-the-window Task Panes."

  • (cnet.com)

    "OpenOffice 2 is the open-source version of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice ... (and) is an undeniable bargain. This robust, free productivity suite offers full-featured word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation apps--and it won't cost you or your business a dime."

  • (eweek.com)

    "StarOffice 8--the latest version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s inexpensive, cross-platform office productivity suite--stands up better than ever next to Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office in terms of features, extensibility and compatibility."

Operating System

Internet

  • (cnet.com)

    "There are many enhancements within Firefox 2, making it a worthy upgrade for existing users and a fine introduction for new users. Firefox is truly innovative, yet it's also very practical for everyday use."

  • (softpedia.com)

    "I really don't know what's bad in Opera 9. Could it be that it has too many features? Not for me!"