Every Monday, I sound off on the most important trends and issues in the IT world, from Microsoft’s Vista debacle to H1B Visas to off-shoring. Based on user traffic, here are the 10 most popular Sanity Check columns of 2008.

10. Is the U.S. shooting itself in the foot by limiting H1B visas?

9. McCain vs. Obama: Who would be better for tech?

8. The five reasons I wouldn’t use an iPhone are down to one

7. Cautionary tale: How a misconfigured laptop ruined a worker’s life

6. Five things Microsoft has to do for Windows 7 to succeed

5. 10 trends that will transform IT over the next five years

4. Seven hot acronyms IT pros are talking about

3. Five things that suck about working in IT

2. Prediction: Microsoft will leapfrog Vista, release Windows 7 early, and change its OS business

1. Five reasons why Windows Vista failed