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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Psystar's Thermopylae: The Nightmare Hypervisor Arrives

Miami, Florida-based Psystar, which is currently under litigation from Apple for producing Mac-compatible clones and is counter litigating the company for monopolistic practices, has announced that they are OEM licensing their virtualization technology and ICAP so that any PC vendor may easily produce Mac clones.In July of 2008, in my piece entitled "Psystar's Thermopylae won't end Apple's Clone Nightmare" I wrote the following during the heat of the inital phases of the Psystar vs.

October 5, 2009 by

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Frugal Friday: Groklaw v. Jason Perlow, Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Chrome OS in China, BlackBerry Service Termination, Kickfire 3000 Appliance

Related Podcast:May 22nd, 2009 Interview with Bruce ArmstrongFrugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss Groklaw's response to my condemnation of Richard Stallman's attack on Miguel de Icaza, The new Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 beta, Chinese adoption of Chrome OS, my loss of BlackBerry service, and talk to returning guest Bruce Armstrong, CEO of Kickfire, about the company's new 3000 Series enterprise appliance and version 1.

October 2, 2009 by

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