This week’s TROLOV — that’s TR Out Loud on Video — includes not only the top discussions and members on the TechRepublic forums, but also a few ways for the TR community to participate in next week’s show. If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. A forty-hour week? Not in IT
  2. The 10 biggest moments in IT history
  3. 5 phrases that diminish the credibility of Linux, Mac, and Windows users
  4. Online banking: How safe is it?
  5. 10 reasons why Windows 7 could fail

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

If you’d like to contribute to the pics galleries, please send us your photos.

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

  1. robo_dev and Jacky Howe (5 thumbs)
  2. shasca and CG IT (3 thumbs)
  3. OldER Mycroft, OH Smeg, eternal949, and —TK— (2 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. Ms. Vagat (445 posts)
  2. jck (158 posts)
  3. Palmetto (147 posts)
  4. santeewelding (113 posts)
  5. boxfiddler (101 posts)

TR Member participation

Many thanks to Hal 9000, jamesski, Shellbot, GG, shasca, and NotSoChiGuy for participating in the show. These folks are eligible for some free TR swag!

We have a photo caption contest! Take a look at the video to see the picture of Shellbot and Gadgetgirl, and then let us know: “What is GG thinking or saying?” Send us your captions!

Shasca also sent in a “What is it?” photo. No pressure, folks, but shasca said that this should be easy. Take a look at the object in the video, and then send your guesses to trol at

Last week’s Question of the Week, sent in by NotSoChiGuy, will continue for another week. He said, “We always hear or read about the technologies and firms that people don’t trust, and you can see any OS flame thread for details. With this in mind, what are some of the technologies and firms that you do trust, and how was your trust earned?”

Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag
If you’d like to earn some free TR swag, send in an e-mail with a Question of the Week, comments, photos, and/or original video clips to trol at You can also leave a voice message — our toll free number is (866) 414-CNET (2638) and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.

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.