Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
- If The Cloud Is Too Slow For The US, What Hope Does Australia Have?
"Whenever I run into people who gush about the potential for cloud computing, I tend to think: "that's all very well, but storing lots of stuff online isn't very practical when you pay for everything you donwload and upload and the speeds are often still so abysmal.""
- Exhaustive List of Free Microsoft Downloads
"Tech evangelist and Microsoft consultant Blake Handler hosts an impressively completist list of free Windows programs offered by Microsoft, dug from the trenches of Del.icio.us tags."
- Tabhunter Adds Faster Tab Switching to Firefox (Firefox)
"The Tabhunter Firefox extension adds quick keyboard-based tab switching to Firefox—sort of like Launchy for Firefox tabs."
- Tech Writers Tell How To Rig Up The Perfect Home Office
"Here's some of the things that Australia's tech writers think are essential when working from home."
- Windows 7 Beta Boasts Sub-30 Second Boot Time
"The Windows 7 beta offers a speedier startup than its predecessor: for me the beta boots to a fully functional desktop in under 30 seconds, faster than the preview or Vista."
- Picasa for Mac Beta Released, First Look (Mac)
"Google has officially released their popular photo management application Picasa for Macs, after years of offering Picasa as a free Windows download."
- Stuff Microsoft Need To Fix In Windows 7
"I've found plenty to like in Windows 7, but there's also some annoying bugs that (with luck) will get ironed out before the product goes live."
- Hard Lessons in the Importance of Backups: JournalSpace Wiped Out
"Blogging service JournalSpace has been completely wiped out after the drives that housed their entire database were overwritten. The problem was that their backups weren't actually backups at all."
- Skype 2.8 Beta Adds Screen Sharing, Wi-Fi Access Tool (Mac)
"The popular VoIP application Skype has released a killer new beta for Macs, adding new features like screen sharing and Skype Access, a great new Wi-Fi access tool."
- MLB Supercharges Mouseless Browsing (Firefox)
"Firefox extension Mouseless Browsing (MLB) adds numbers next to clickable elements on any page, allowing you to quickly navigate to any portion of the page from the comfort of your home row."