I ran across an article today that I thought some of the more advanced readers might want to try. Please note, I have not tested the software referred in this article and I am not endorsing it. I just thought knowing some of my readers they want to play around with it.
Here is the opening paragraph taken directly from the site:
“Laptops are stolen all of the time. And recovering a stolen laptop is made very difficult when steps have not been taken to help this task get accomplished. Prey is an open source application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, that can help you out when your laptop is stolen. Prey takes an ingenious approach to laptop recovery; because once it is installed, it will send timed reports to a configured email address containing information describing its whereabouts.”
Go to http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=1543&tag=nl.e064 if you wish to read the whole article.
Dennis “The Computer Guy” Wilson