In the second-to-last episode of TechRepublic’s Hot 5, Sonja Thompson recaps the hottest discussions on the forums. Find out what posts made this week’s Hot 5 list and which members were the most active on the boards. If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Hot 5 discussion threads:

  1. 10+ mistakes Linux newbies make (Jack Wallen)
  2. Hawking warns that aliens may not be nice (Nicole Bremer Nash)
  3. Three reasons Snow Leopard beats Windows in the enterprise (Erik Eckel)
  4. Network security: Seven tips for desktop malware first responders (Mark Underwood)
  5. Backwards OS Install Tragedy (deICERAY)

Hottest posters on the TR Forums

  1. Palmetto (162 posts)
  2. santeewelding (135 posts)
  3. AnsuGisalas (90 posts)
  4. NickNielsen (78 posts)
  5. boxfiddler (67 posts)

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