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Want to check your Mac's serial number quickly and easily? Select About This Mac from the Apple menu, and click on the text directly below "Mac OS X" that reads "Version 10.x.x." Click once and you'll get a build number which is more specific information about the software. Click twice, and you'll get your Mac's serial number.

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Welcome Benjamin Warner Fleishman!

Welcome Benjamin Warner Fleishman! Our heartiest congratulations to Contributing Editor Glenn Fleishman and his wife Lynn Warner, on the birth of their son Benjamin last Wednesday, 18-Aug-04Show full article

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Aug-04

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