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Is there a way to compress a MAC's hard disk?
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Sure.  It depends on what are you trying to do.  If you have 2 drives, or a partitioned drive, you can compress a complete drive and make it a single compressed file using Stuffit Deluxe (most popular) or the shareware Compact Pro.  However you will not be able to compress the volume you booted from since it won't be able to accesss the system, the finder, and a few preferences files.

If you are looking for NT-style compression, that is  harder to get.  Stuffit Deluxe has a space-saver feature but I seem to recall hearing a lot about that not working under OS8.  This can do the on-the-fly invisible to the user stuff that NT compression gives you.
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