Most Popular How-To Features Of 2009

Most Popular How-To Features Of 2009

We cover a lot of tips every day on Lifehacker, but we get our greatest pleasure from putting together in-depth, step-by-step guides. From Windows 7 to Hackintoshes and beyond, here’s a look back at our most popular how-to features of ’09.

How to Do Everything with Windows 7

Windows 7 and Vista/XP dual-boot systemcomplete guide to Windows 7best, most underhyped featuresits impressive list of cool new shortcutsXP mode in Windows 7

How to Build a Hackintosh with Snow Leopard, Start to Finish

guide to building a Hackintosh with Snow Leopard, start to finishinstall Snow Leopard on your Hackintosh PC, no hacking required

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password

cracking a Wi-Fi network’s WEP password with BackTrackWEP cracking redux post

Google Wave First Look

Google Wave first lookGoogle Wave 101 guide

Clean Up and Revive Your Bloated, Sluggish Mac

Feel like your Mac isn’t the speedy little box it used to be? Our guide to cleaning up and reviving your bloated, sluggish Mac will get your machine back to running like a champ.

Prep Your Mac for Snow Leopard

prep your Mac for Snow Leopard

Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media centre On the Cheap

building a silent, standalone XBMC media centre on the cheap

The First-Timer’s Guide to Building a Computer from Scratch

Ever been interested in building your own PC from the bottom up but always been a little scared of rolling up your sleeves with computer hardware? Building a computer from scratch is easier than you think, and it’s also one of the most satisfying projects a tech enthusiast can tackle.

Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code

101 guide for teaching yourself how to code

How to Fix Your Relatives’ Terrible Computer

fixing your relatives’ terrible computerPhoto by Justin Marty

Six Ways You Should Be Using Twitter (that Don’t Involve Breakfast)

Twitter may be taking the world by storm, but it’s often- and much-maligned by many of our readers. Say what you will about tweeting, but if you’re not using Twitter for at least search, we think you’re missing out.

Properly Erase Your Physical Media

how to properly erase your physical mediaPhoto by Robert Scoble

The Definitive Guide to Finding Free Wi-Fi

definitive guide to finding free Wi-FiPhoto by °Florian.

The Beginner’s Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

We play around a lot with various pieces of new software and even entire operating systems around these parts. Play it safe or just play around with our beginner’s guide to creating virtual machines with VirtualBox, a free, open-source virtualisation tool.

Use Firefox to Fix the Web’s Biggest Annoyances

fixing the web’s biggest annoyances with Firefox

How to Build a Web Site from Scratch with No Experience

MixTape.meearlier this yearguide for building a web site from scratch with no experience

You’re Backing Up Your Data the Wrong Way

everythinghow-to will steer you in the right direction

Ten Must-Have Gmail Filters Available for Download

If your inbox is overflowing and you feel like you’ve lost control, these 10 must-have Gmail filters will get you started slicing and dicing your inbox into a more manageable place.

An Exhaustive Guide to Saving Your Smartphone’s Battery

exhaustive guide to saving your smartphone’s batteryPhoto by [177] .

Got a favourite Lifehacker guide on or off this list that we covered in ’09? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

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