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After some delays due to both Macworld Expo and hearing back from all of the winners, I'm please today to announce the 10 winners in our Best Leopard Hints contest. The winners were chosen by rankings from both the public voting, and votes from the Macworld editorial team (yours truly excluded). We then took the average of both groups' scores, and used that number to create the final rankings. Note that this is the first time the winners will see what they've won -- as of now, they only know that they've won something. So without further ado, here's how things wound up...

iPod Shuffle winners: 4GB iPod nano winners: 80GB iPod Classic winner: 20" iMac winner: As you can see, our winners span much of the globe, with two in Australia, one in England, and one in France. That's why it was important to us to not restrict the geographic reach of the contest. (We've now got our work cut out for us to fulfill these prizes in all those places, but that's our problem! We'll be working with the winners over the next few weeks to get that done.) This small contest is a snapshot of how well the web reaches beyond borders, letting users share information globally with ease.

So congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who has submitted 10.5 hints. Collectively, you have all helped create a huge collection of OS X 10.5 tips -- 442 and counting as of today -- in a very short amount of time. That's an average of just over five OS X 10.5 hints per day (seven days/week) since the product was released! Wow.

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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: maczen on Jan 18, '08 08:02:32AM

First off, great hints everyone! Congrats!
Just thought I would copy this old comment onto the awards page.

10.5: Add a 'recent things' stack to the Dock
By: robg on Wed, Nov 14 '07 at 8:53AM PST
Credit granted :), and if this hint ends up winning the contest, well, I'm technically not sure what would happen ... we'd have to go to the judges on that one (saw an iMac in thirds?). I'm sure we'd figure something out!
regards,
-rob.



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: robg on Jan 18, '08 08:57:21AM

Yea, I know I know. I'm working on it...

-rob.



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 18, '08 07:32:16PM
It's quite simple. You give three things that when combined have close measurements to an iMac.

<a href="http://www.apple.com/macbookair/">Hmmmm ...</a>

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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: blukens on Jan 19, '08 10:02:53AM

Well, I didn't want to be the one to bring it up, but since someone else did... ;)

Anyway, I still give full credit to Emmanuel M for getting the framework of the tip submitted way before I saw it. I certainly wouldn't want to deprive anyone of an iMac.

But, you know, if Macworld is feeling generous with the goodies, I wouldn't turn down... well, anything really. An "I contributed to Mac OS X Hints' #1 tip and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirt would be just delightful.



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: JJCortes on Jan 18, '08 10:14:51AM

And, of course, the winner is a French Mac user ! :-)
We have a proverb " In France, we haven't petroleum, but we have ideas".
Maybe that's why we won this contest.
;-)



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: busterpkeaton on Jan 18, '08 04:50:34PM

@sofstrad: Unfortunately, you also have delicious wine, divine food and gorgeous women (and men)... that's why you don't use your ideas... ;-)

Congrats to the winners! I envy you all.



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: robogobo on Jan 19, '08 04:36:45AM

who is "we"?



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: Pyrrhus on Jan 19, '08 08:21:39AM

Not wanting to be OT, I must add that "we don't have petroleum but we have ideas" is not a proverb at all, it's part of an embarrassing colonialist song by Michel Sardou (Le Temps des colonies)... Sadly, I see now that it gets perpetuated in a so-called proverb...



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: manum on Jan 20, '08 05:55:43AM

Hi,

I'd like to thank you all for voting and helping me win this great prize. It turns out my birthday is next Sunday, so this is really a great turn of event and an amazing birthday present.

Thanks again to macosxhints.com and all its readers.

Emmanuel.



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Best OS X 10.5 Hints contest winners revealed!
Authored by: robogobo on Feb 19, '08 01:06:32PM

So, what ever happened with the 3-way tie?



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