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

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


Frugal Friday: The Software of Stallman, Psystar/Apple, Parallels

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss Ken's interview with Richard Stallman, Psystar's newly announced OEM Licensing program for Mac Cloning, the greater implications of hardware and software vendor tie-in, and talk with Jamison Moore of Parallels, the virtualization company.Click Here to listen to the October 9, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

October 9, 2009 by


On the future of Open Source thought leadership

After over a decade of being in the shadow of the Free Software movement and 30 years of its inflexible dogmatic principles, disruptive new Open Source thought leadership is emerging that is truly able to compromise with the realistic needs of business and end-users without carrying the baggage of strict adherence to an ideology that is by definition a culture of exclusion. (artwork by Spidermonkey, Inc.

October 8, 2009 by


Frugal Tech Show with Altus CEO Ted Cocheu

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk with Ted Cocheu, CEO of Altus, which provides planning, recording, post-production and SAAS deployment of video content for trade shows and large enterprises.Click here to listen to the Frugal Tech Show Podcast with Altus' Ted Cocheu.

October 6, 2009 by