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 Solutions Architect at Zones, Inc. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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Plat'Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan

Plat'Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan

Embedded Linux devices have always fascinated me, because besides on the server, it's where I think the Open Source OS is going to make the most impact. From 2002 to 2004, I worked for SHARP as a developer liaison consultant on the very much before its time ZAURUS Linux/Java PDA, so I'm very much familiar with the ins and outs of developing and supporting embedded Linux products.

August 3, 2008 by in Mobility

My Sunday Afternoon: Fun with VMWare ESX 3i

My Sunday Afternoon: Fun with VMWare ESX 3i

As soon as I heard the announcement from  bright and bushy-tailed VMWare CEO Paul Maritz that the company was shortly going to be releasing their ESX 3i enterprise-class embedded hypervisor for free, I was absolutely thrilled. Given the pace of technology reporting, I knew that I had to get it running on my test equipment right away.

July 27, 2008 by in VMWare

Apple: Perception is Reality

Apple: Perception is Reality

When a technology columnist known for his critical views on Apple makes statements to the effect that the company should consider defining and publicly communicating a succession strategy, many Apple fans might consider the subject too close to home and inappropriate. It will generate heated discussion in the inside baseball crowd on the ZDNet TalkBacks, but that will be the end of it.

July 22, 2008 by in Apple

DIRECTV: Well HERE's Your Problem, Ma'am...

DIRECTV: Well HERE's Your Problem, Ma'am...

Shortly after I posted my diatribe on my problems with my DIRECTV HD receivers and the company's horrible customer service, I was contacted by Stuart Sweet, a moderator on a popular Satellite TV forums site, DBSTalk. Apparently, my post had created quite a stir  and I was asked to register on the site in the hopes that the online community could help me out.

July 20, 2008 by in Hardware

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The Five Stages of the Kübler-Ross modelThe iPhone has become such a part of our collective consciousness that soon entire books are going to be written about the sociological impact of such a groundbreaking, Insanely Great device. Why, it's so dammed important, that it's probably pointless to write about any other pressing computing or technology issue.

July 14, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

EPIC iFAIL

EPIC iFAIL

My wife Rachel has been awaiting the iPhone 3G for several months. Even though I am wedded to my beloved BlackBerry, she wanted to be able to carry a single device to play her music, act as a phone, and to be able to check her email.

July 11, 2008 by in Mobility

VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

It would not be an exaggeration to say that yesterday was a very bad day for VMWare.My friend and fellow tech blogger colleague at ComputerWorld, Steven J Vaughn-Nichols, thinks the company will be down for the count when they take their next hit, that essentially, the company should be treated like the walking dead.

July 8, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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