Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a technologist with over two decades of experience with integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Technical Architect Consultant at Dimension Data. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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One Month with Windows Vista

One Month with Windows Vista

One month and still going strong. I guess. One month ago, I pledged that I would try Windows Vista on my new PC for a month before deciding whether I would keep it or revert back to Windows XP as my primary desktop OS.

September 22, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

The New Adventures of Christine's Old PC

The New Adventures of Christine's Old PC

Windows XP virtualized within Vista SP1 using VMWare Player. Some of you may be aware that I have another identity besides professional technologist and tech/computer industry blogger -- I'm also passionate about restaurants, cooking, and eating (albeit with a healthier focus these days) on my other blog, Off The Broiler.

September 21, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Economic crisis as a technology change agent

Economic crisis as a technology change agent

Sometimes, to make an omelette, you need to break a few eggs. However if this week's bloodbath on Wall Street is any indication, then I would say we've made ourselves a full-blown deep dish quiche the size of Yankee Stadium with tens of billions of cartons of eggs.

September 16, 2008 by in Storage

Red Hat draws its line in the virtual sand with Qumranet

Red Hat draws its line in the virtual sand with Qumranet

The caves of Qumran, located in in the highly disputed region of the West Bank that sits between Israel and Jordan and is populated by both Palestinians and Jews, is where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The scrolls are said by many Judaic scholars to be written by the Essenes, a rogue sect of Judaism that existed in the 1st Century AD.

September 4, 2008 by in Linux

The Technological and Economic impact of a New Cold War

The Technological and Economic impact of a New Cold War

 Cummings of the Daily Express, 24 August 1953, "Back to Where it all Started"The events of the last several weeks surrounding Russia's invasion of Georgia and its recognition of the rogue provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have threatened to spiral into another Cold War and set US and Russian relations back to the early 1960's. No, let me rephrase that -- I think we already HAVE set U.

September 1, 2008 by in Innovation

One Router to Connect Them All

One Router to Connect Them All

Sunday afternoons are the few times I actually get some peace and don't have to think about major IT problems. I fire up my Weber smoker, throw on a couple of racks of ribs, fire up a bucket of hardwood charcoal and fruit wood chunks, and I chill for a few hours watching TV and otherwise vegetating, patiently awaiting tender BBQ goodness.

August 25, 2008 by in Networking

Google and Sirius XM: Build my "Dream" Handheld

Google and Sirius XM: Build my "Dream" Handheld

The current rumor-mongering seems to indicate that HTC's "Dream" will soon be making landfall in the US. Based on the initially leaked specs of this device, it still sounds like it doesn't do what I really would want it to do in order to replace by Blackberry 8820.

August 24, 2008 by in Mobility

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