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.

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Geek Sheet: Virtualizing Free Linux Distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2

It's been a while since we've had a hardcore Geek Sheet installment, and I promise that this one will be a real winner.Some of you may be aware that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft's upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 (Which is due to be released August 14th to MSDN and Technet customers) now has support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

August 9, 2009 by

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Frugal Friday: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, Eric Schmidt/Steve Jobs Divorce, New Sony eBook Readers, Laptop Accidental Damage Coverage, Zscaler

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the MSDN/TechNet release of Windows 7, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's departure from the Apple board, the newly announced SONY ebook readers, Accidental Damage Coverage for your laptop, and talk with Michael Sutton, VP of Security Research for Zscaler, the SAAS and Cloud security software company.Click to listen to the Frugal Friday Podcast.

August 7, 2009 by

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Frugal Tech Show: ElasticHosts

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk to Richard Davies, CEO of ElasticHosts, a UK and European-based virtual server provider using Linux KVM virtualization technology.Click Here to listen to the Frugal Tech Show.

August 6, 2009 by

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Laptop Warranties and Accidental Damage Coverage: What You Need to Know

Hewlett-Packard, after being flogged in public, contacted me and replaced my broken laptop that they had earlier claimed was accidentally damaged and not covered by their warranty. I appreciate HP's willingness to rectify the issue, but there clearly needs to be some improvement on their part -- as well as other vendors -- in communicating what sort of items are covered under warranty and what is not.

August 4, 2009 by

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