Jason Perlow

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

Latest Posts

Frugal Friday: Mac refresh, Magic Mouse, Verizon DROID, The Nook, Windows 7, Likewise

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the 4th quarter 2009/Q1 2010 Apple hardware refresh, the new Apple Magic Mouse, the quaintness of keyboards, the new Verizon DROID smartphone, the Barnes & Noble "Nook" Android-based ebook reader, the Windows 7 launch and Windows XP migration solutions, and talk with Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise Software, the Windows networking and identity management interoperability company for Linux, UNIX and Mac.

October 23, 2009 by


Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds, pictured at an unidentified Yodobashi store in Tokyo, Japan. Source: Chris Schlaeger (click to enlarge)I was determined to not write about Windows 7 today, because any analysis I wrote would get buried in all the other news.

October 22, 2009 by


EvriChart: A Linux Success Story

Tony Maro, CIO of EvriChart, a hospital records management and archiving business, successfully migrated his company's Windows-based line of business document management extranet application and his employees' 40-odd Windows-based desktops to a 100 percent Linux-based server and desktop infrastructure.Jason Perlow interviews Tony Maro, CIO of EvriChart, Inc.

October 20, 2009 by


DROID aims to make Apple iAnnoyed

As Wuher the scowling bartender said in Star Wars, AT&T Wireless and Apple doesn't "serve their kind in here", but the DROIDs are coming, like it or not.Verizon recently launched its DROID Does web and TV campaign which is a preview of their upcoming Motorola DROID, their long-awaited iPhone-killer running Google's Android 2.

October 18, 2009 by


Who is a Candidate for Desktop Linux?

I personally do not fall into the group of people that can easily migrate away from Windows, but that doesn't mean you or someone you know can't make the switch. As I said in earlier post last month, the work that I do in my professional life requires that I still need to use Windows and various Microsoft and 3rd-party Win32 applications, even though I also use Linux.

October 11, 2009 by