Even though Sonja Thompson was out sick this week, Tammy Cavadas — TR’s Moderator — still came through with her weekly Spam Buster report. Be sure to check the blog notes for the top discussions and most active members on the boards. If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. Netbooks are dead. Long live the notebook.
  2. Microsoft’s UAC: A change in philosophy from Vista to Windows 7?
  3. 10 things I’d like to see in the next version of Windows
  4. Beware of crazy recruiter tricks
  5. The Linux consultant: The Maytag repairman of the IT world

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

  1. Michael Jay (17 thumbs)
  2. seanferd (16 thumbs)
  3. OH Smeg (13 thumbs)
  4. Jacky Howe (12 thumbs)
  5. boxfiddler (4 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. seanferd (180 posts)
  2. Palmetto (120 posts)
  3. Jacky Howe (119 posts)
  4. Oz_Media (75 posts)
  5. Michael Jay (70 posts)

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