It’s the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend in the United States, and all of the editorial staff want to extend sincere thanks to the TechRepublic community with this episode of TROLOV — or TR Out Loud on Video. 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. Beware of crazy recruiter tricks
  3. Video: Common habits of superstitious computer users
  4. Collective Intelligence: Can it save anti-virus apps?
  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. OH Smeg (15 thumbs)
  2. Jacky Howe (13 thumbs)
  3. seanferd (10 thumbs)
  4. OldER Mycroft (4 thumbs)
  5. Brenton Keegan (3 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. seanferd (123 posts)
  2. Palmetto (88 posts)
  3. NickNielsen (74 posts)
  4. Jacky Howe and OH Smeg (69 posts)
  5. Oz_Media (56 posts)

Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag
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We have lots and lots of swag. If you’d like a complete listing, shoot me an e-mail, and I’ll send a reply.