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…You can Mac for cheap with a Hackintosh?

Hackintosh

Like the looks of Apple’s new OS, but still trying to stay loyal to Windows?

Then check out Lifehacker’s Hackintosh guide for information on how to build a high-end computer that’s confused about its identity using OSx86.

    The build consists of a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a total of 4GB of RAM (four sticks at 1GB each), an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe motherboard, a GeForce 7300GT (the same basic video card that comes installed in the default Mac Pro configuration), a 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and an Antec Sonata case.

So what’s all of this going to cost you?

$800, plus the cost of the OS.

Not bad for a system whose closest competitor is the $600 Mac Mini with half the specs.

[Lifehacker – Build A Hackintosh Mac For Under $800]

…Apple has secrets?

Leopard Icon

The icons that Apple created for its Leopard OS can be blown up to a size that is beyond what anyone can use (unless, of course, you’re using the Coverflow browser), but if you do decide to check them out in full sized glory, you’ll be greeted with a few clever surprises that the designers left in for the inquisitive user.

Click through for nine of the best.

[Usingmac.com – Leopard Coverflow – Secret Of Icons]

…Leopard is coming?

Apple Leopard

The date has finally been finalized; On Friday, October 26, 2007, Apple will release Leopard, its latest operating system, to hoards of screaming Apple fanboys.

Ok, so it might not be that dramatic, but considering how long it’s been since their last release, a new OS is kind of a big deal. Plus, as Vista continues to flounder, it’s time once again for Apple to one up the ‘Soft boys.

Looking to get in on the action? Amazon has a pre-order deal going on right now, and you can save $20 if you’re willing to wait a few days for shipping.

Check out Apple’s site for a list of the over 300 new features that Leopard is bringing, and prepare to be upgraded.

[Apple – Mac OS X Leopard – 300+ New Features]