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Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. Over the course of a year, we make a lot of videos here at CNET TV. And while we love each one, you love some videos a little more than others. We pay attention to that when we make new videos, by the way. 'Cause we want you to like all of them. So, being that the year's up and all, let's see which ones you liked most. Presenting the Top 5 Most Popular CNET TV Videos of 2008. At Number Five: Jailbreak the 2.0 iPhone. Folks love to tweak stuff. And nothing seems to have been more popular to tweak than the iPhone. We even got a little love for this video from the iPhone Dev Team, who made this particular jailbreak possible. So thanks to them for doing the hack in the first place! Coming in at Number Four: The First Look at the Samsung Instinct. Known as the iPhone of Sprint, its video was more popular than the iPhone's. That's right. In fact, the iPhone video didn't even make the top 10. You've seen it. I guess you wanted to see the competition in action. Speaking of iPhone-competitors, at Number Three: Our first look at the AT&T Tilt. This early entry really got your attention. And interestingly from the carrier that already offered the iPhone, AT&T. The little Tilt in the body was considered cool then. For some reason it was not considered so cool on the T-Mobile G1 that came out later in the year. Sliding in at Number Two: Run Windows on a Mac. The old Boot Camp video. This was actually a reintroduction to the concept after Boot Camp became standard in OS X Leopard. And no surprise--the dream of one common standard for Operating Systems lives on. Before we get to Number One, here's the remainder of the Top 10 Videos. Products, Prizefight, and punditry. But what captured your attention the most? Which video appealed to y'all the most in the whole year? At Number One, it's.... Speed Up Your Wi-Fi. It's an old adage in promoting tech topics that free and speed will get your audiences' attention. This year speed is king, and it's no surprise that the troublesome frustrating 802.11 protocol caused enough angst to drive you in droves to see some tweaks for eking out a little more performance. Hope it helped. Well, that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. You can find all these videos and more at good old cnettv.com. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.

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