It’s Derby weekend in Louisville, KY, and this episode of TROLOV — that’s TR Out Loud on Video — races you through the weekly highlights on the TechRepublic forums. If you’re not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. IT projects fail most often due to organizational issues
  2. Is Microsoft shooting its other foot with Windows 7 on netbooks?
  3. Linux needs to play its own game and quit comparing itself to Windows
  4. Sanity check: Why corporate IT will eventually embrace cloud computing
  5. Twitter: Under attack

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

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Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena over the past week

  1. seanferd and Jacky Howe (8 thumbs)
  2. ThumbsUp2 and OH Smeg (5 thumbs)
  3. shasca, Maevinn, and brian (3 thumbs)
  4. TheChas and Shellbot (2 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. seanferd (205 posts)
  2. boxfiddler (136 posts)
  3. deepsand (110 posts)
  4. The Scummy One (106 posts)
  5. SinisterSlay (79 posts)

TR Member participation

Thanks to April, our mystery photo fella (send in a guess who you think it is!), Nick Nielsen, Jacky Howe, Hal 9000, BFilmFan, The Scummy One, and shasca for participating in this episode of TROLOV. These folks are eligible for some free swag!

Last week’s Question of the Week was submitted by The Scummy One: “Which TR writer or blogger do you think typically gets the most Worthwhile marks per post?” Here are some of the best guesses that we received from the TR community:

Nick Nielsen: “Gotta be Sonja! (kiss kiss smack smack and other sounds of sucking up)”

Jacky Howe: “I think that Michael Kassner may have the most Thumbs for Blogs.”

Hal 9000: “I would imagine that it is between either Michael Kassner of Jay Garmin (aka The Trivia Geek). But then again I lead a Sheltered Life and don’t often get to see many other Blogs.”

BFilmFan: “Jay Garmon gets the most votes ’cause Geekend is the real reason everyone comes on here. That is my story and I am sticking to it!”

The Scummy One: “I would guess that Bill Detwiler pulls the most…”

Bill Detwiler was the correct answer! Congrats, Scummy!

This week’s Question of the Week, submitted by wthimmes is, “Why can’t common management processes (such as editing reports, carrying out performance appraisals, etc.) be automated in this golden age of technology?” Please send your explanation to trol at
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