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Mac: When Mountain Lion was released last year it dropped support for older generation Macs from 2006-2008. There were workarounds to get it to install, but they were far from user-friendly. MLPostFactor is a utility that makes the process of getting Mountain Lion installed on an older Mac a bit simpler.

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A fast, refreshed, and completely awesome Mac is within your reach, but Mountain Lion isn't the way to get there. If you want to maximise the power of your machine, it's time to move to Linux.

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When Mountain Lion launched, we discussed how to use its new Dictaction feature effectively. It works pretty well on its own, but reader MDaemon wrote in with a handy tip: if you're having trouble getting Dictation to understand words you use often, just create a fake contact for it — since the tool scans your contacts to make sure it gets proper nouns right, it'll see your contact, match your word with the contact, and print it correctly.

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Apple introduced the multi-desktop management tool Spaces way back in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and it was great until they laid waste to it in Lion (and now Mountain Lion). If you're a Spaces lover, here's how to bring back the spaces you know and love.