Yes, it's that spooky time of year again, and our "fearless" editors have asked upon the ZDNet contributors to come up with "Scary Tech", the technologies that are so frightening, they'll make you evacuate from multiple "interfaces".
Irreverent, unapologetically arrogant and uncensored, IT Professional Services industry veteran Jason Perlow muses on a cornucopia of topics on all matters of Information Technology.
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The Barnes and Noble "Nook", which was launched earlier this month, is the real-life version of the "Kindroid" I envisioned one year ago. Now that it has been built for real, what do we do with it?
It's always awful when you try to demo something to a large audience and then it fails miserably.I found this video on Jason Calacanis' Mahalo.
This Halloween, let's all celebrate what we're really feeling: The Wicked Vista is DEAD!In the United States, we've got a bunch of frivolous holidays.
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.
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.
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.
"Hannah Montana Linux" may not be ready to give to your kids yet, but it's an idea that has legs.My partner in crime in the Frugal Tech Show, Ken Hess, who blogs over at Daniweb, recently published his list of Top 10 Linux Distributions for 2009.
No sooner than a week after using Google Wave did I get my first unsolicited Spam Wave.First, there was e-mail spam.
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.