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Video: TR Out Loud - January 9, 2009

TROLOV -- that's TR Out Loud on Video -- is back in action this week, ready for a brand new year here at TechRepublic. Find out what discussions and members received the most (trol) love over the holiday break.

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TROLOV — that's TR Out Loud on Video — is back in action this week, ready for a brand new year here at TechRepublic. Find out what discussions and members received the most (trol) love over the holiday break. If you're not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Notes: Top discussion threads:

  1. Why would anyone choose Windows over Linux?
  2. Predicting the IT trends of 2009: What's in and what's out
  3. What programming skills do you plan to learn in 2009?
  4. SSL: Really broken this time
  5. New Year's Eve Party Music

Here are a few other links that you should check out:

If you'd like to contribute to the pics galleries,  please send me your photos.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the TechRepublic Community Central newsletter!

Most "Thumbs Up" in the TR Questions arena over the past month

  1. OH Smeg (41 thumbs)
  2. Jacky Howe (36 thumbs)
  3. Old Mycroft (21 thumbs)
  4. jdclyde (11 thumbs)
  5. ThumbsUp2 (10 thumbs)
Most Comments in the TR Forums in the past three weeks

  1. jdclyde (407 posts)
  2. OH Smeg (340 posts)
  3. Jacky Howe (327 posts)
  4. boxfiddler (289 post)
  5. jck (251 posts)
Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag Many thanks to CG IT, S!ick, Mystacina, kkjelvik, Jack Wallen, jdclyde, and nngeek for sending in contributions for this week's show. Also, thanks to jamesski, wthimmes, and LurkeyLou for sending in comments. If I mentioned your name on TROLOV, send your mailing address and swag item of choice to trol at cnet.com. Hal 9000's Question of the Week is open for another week: "What's your least favorite IT job, task, or responsibility?" PLEASE send your answers to trol at cnet.com.

If you want to earn some free TR swag, all you have to do is participate in the show. You can send in a new Question of the Week, an answer to the Question of the Week, comments, photos, or even a voice message. Our toll free number is (866)-414-CNET (2638); and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.

We have lots of swag — shirts, lanyards, stress balls, pens, toolkits, frisbees, disposable cameras, etc. — plus the following list of premium products:

Workbook with CD-ROM

  • Windows NT/2000 Network Administrator Resource Guide, Volume 2
  • Microsoft Access Resource Guide
  • PC User's Troubleshooting Guide
  • IT Professional's Guide to Project Management, Volume 2
  • IT Security Survival Guide, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • Visual Basic Resource Guide
  • Administrator's Guide to Windows Server 2003
  • Disaster Planning and Recovery, Volume 1 and Volume 2

CD-ROMs:

  • Fast Track: SAMS Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All in One
  • Fast Track: Dreamweaver 8
  • Fast Track: Visio 2000/2002
  • Fast Track: Project Management
  • Fast Track: HTML
  • Fast Track: Quickbooks
  • Building .NET Solutions
  • IIS Resource Guide
  • Developer's Guide to Web Services
  • Fast Track: IT Help Desk Survival Guide, Third Edition
  • Fast Track: Linux Network and Systems Administration
  • Fast Track: Linux Apache Web Server and Workstation Management
  • Fast Track: Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure and Design
  • Fast Track: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices v2.1
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Project 2003/2002/2000
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Project 98/2000/2002
  • Fast Track: Microsoft SQL Server 7.0/2000
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Access 97/2000/XP
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Access 2003
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Administrator's Guide to Active Directory
  • IT Manager's Tool Kit, Volume 2 and Volume 3
  • IT Manager's Financial Tool Kit
  • IT Manager's Hiring Tool Kit
  • Network Administrator's Tool Kit
  • Network Administrator's Resource Guide
  • Network Administrator's Security Resource Guide
  • Wireless Networking Tool Kit
  • IT Consultant's Tool Kit, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • IT Help Desk Survival Guide, Volume 2
  • Support Professional's User Administration Tool Kit
  • PC Troubleshooting Tool Kit
  • IT Professional's Guide to E-mail Administration
  • IT Professional's Guide to Microsoft Certification
  • IT Professional's Guide to Data Storage Design and Management
  • IT Professional's Guide to Policies and Procedures, 2nd Edition
  • Securing Your Enterprise: A Guide to Network Threat Management
  • Handling Internet Security Threats
  • IT Policy Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management Tool Kit for Project Managers
  • Small Office Took Kit
  • Small Office IT Policies
  • Home and Small Office Tool Kit
  • Windows 2000 Network Administration
  • Windows 2000 Server Resource Guide
  • Windows Server 2003 Migration Tool Kit
  • Windows Desktop Support Resource Guide
  • Desktop Support Resource Guide
  • Microsoft SQL Server Resource Guide
  • IT Vendor Management Tool Kit
  • Essential IT Forms
  • Landing Your Next IT Job
  • Managing Government Projects
  • Managing Effective Teams
  • TechMails Tech Tips for Windows Administrators (NT, 2000 Pro, and 2000 Server)
  • Tech Tips for Exchange Administrators,  1st and 2nd Edition
  • Tech Tips for Outlook Support, 1st and 2nd Edition
  • Tech Tips for Windows XP Professional, 1st and 2nd Edition

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Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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