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
guide to building a Hackintosh with Snow Leopard, start to finishinstall Snow Leopard on your Hackintosh PC, no hacking required
cracking a Wi-Fi network’s WEP password with BackTrackWEP cracking redux post
Google Wave first lookGoogle Wave 101 guide
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
building a silent, standalone XBMC media centre on the cheap
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.
101 guide for teaching yourself how to code
fixing your relatives’ terrible computerPhoto by Justin Marty
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.
how to properly erase your physical mediaPhoto by Robert Scoble
definitive guide to finding free Wi-FiPhoto by °Florian.
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.
fixing the web’s biggest annoyances with Firefox
MixTape.meearlier this yearguide for building a web site from scratch with no experience
everythinghow-to will steer you in the right direction
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.
exhaustive guide to saving your smartphone’s batteryPhoto by  .
Got a favourite Lifehacker guide on or off this list that we covered in ’09? Let’s hear about it in the comments.