You don’t have to be overly careless to lose your laptop – it can happen to the best of us – but that doesn’t mean you should just accept the fact that you your beloved machine is gone forever.
With the open source package Prey, you can pull a fast one on the thief. You can keep an eye on the perp’s whereabouts and see how he or she is using your device – information that will come in handy when you’re reporting the theft to the authorities.
Prey works on several operating systems, including recent releases of Windows, Mac OS X, and even Linux distributions. [...]