In the final 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 be sure to check back every Friday for a roundup blog with this information. If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Hot 5 discussion threads:

  1. Apple iPad: The five biggest annoyances (Jason Hiner)
  2. Application whitelisting: Is it the way to beat malware? (Michael Kassner)
  3. The 10 best cross-platform applications (Jack Wallen)
  4. Poll: Is the practical computer education in grades K-12 adequate? (Mark Kaelin)
  5. New book explores the rejection letter (Toni Bowers)

Hottest posters on the TR Forums

  1. Palmetto (188 posts)
  2. NexS (94 posts)
  3. santeewelding (91 posts)
  4. AnsuGisalas (82 posts)
  5. vulpine (71 posts)

Tammy’s Hot 5 spammers

  1. daviloy – Selling the Ugg boots you hate
  2. shoptrade – The spammer trying to outsell daviloy on Ugg boots and coach handbags
  3. paypalshop – Buy handbags and Ed Hardy clothes while handing over your money to PayPal
  4. – The non-profit organization where you donate your hard earned cash for Ugg boots that you can wear while spending hours upon hours cleaning your computer from all the viruses to obtain those Ugg boots, which cost you every cent you have in your bank account
  5. barmen – Selling prescription drugs, especially Xanax, which is needed after spending an exhausting day buying Ugg shoes, hand bags and wondering where your money went

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