This Week's Best Posts [Tgif]

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  • Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800
    "If the high price tag for Apple hardware has kept you from buying a Mac but you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get adventurous, you can build your own "Hackintosh"--a PC that runs a patched version of OS X Leopard."
  • Hackintosh vs. Mac Pro vs. MacBook Pro Benchmarks
    "How does my Hackintosh stack up to the Apple-built competition? To find out, I put my Hackintosh, a Mac Pro, and a MacBook Pro through the paces."
  • Top 10 Quicksilver Plug-ins
    "aunching applications and documents is just Quicksilver's gateway drug: The more you get used to doing things with Quicksilver, the more things you want to do with it."
  • Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades
    "Sick of dropping cash on new, pricey razor blades every few weeks because you can only get a couple weeks of use from a new blade before it shaves about as well as sandpaper?"
  • De-Pixelize Your Images with VectorMagic
    "Web site VectorMagic turns virtually any image into vector art that can be resized as much as you want without any nasty pixelation--perfect for creating your scanned signature, for example."
  • Double Your Productivity with a Serial Workflow
    "While there's something to be said for multitasking, a serial workflow--completing one task after another in order of priority--can be much more conducive to getting your work done."
  • Set Up a Self-Cleaning Mac with Hazel
    "Let's take a closer look at how Hazel can keep your Mac's hard drive free of files you don't need anymore."

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