Amazon's removal of George Orwell ebooks from every Kindle with a paid entitlement is not only ironic in context but has frightening ramifications in terms of privacy and content ownership.
Irreverent, unapologetically arrogant and uncensored, IT Professional Services industry veteran Jason Perlow muses on a cornucopia of topics on all matters of Information Technology.
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.
Frugal Friday: Hewlett-Packard Tech Support, Amazon as "Big Brother", Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Scientific Linux
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about my experience with Hewlett-Packard's service and support, Amazon's "Big Brother" approach to Kindle digital content rights management, the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and talk with Troy Dawson, one of the lead developers of Scientific Linux, a free clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.
My laptop's screen died during 4th of July weekend. I sent it back to HP for warranty repair, but then they wanted either $89.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss this week's "Jackdotting" effect on content distribution networks, Google's Chrome OS, The price reduction on the Amazon Kindle 2 and talk with Jay Botelho of WildPackets, the network analysis and forensics software company.Click Here to Listen to the July 10, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
The large format version of the Kindle, the $489.00 DX, pictured above, is capable of displaying native PDF files.
The news of Michael Jackson's death and subsequent coverage of his memorial service brought the Internet to a crawl and saturated even the most robust of content delivery networks.When the King of Pop died last week, I swore that I was going to be tasteful and not cover it.
Optimum Online's $99 per month Ultra DOCSIS 3.0 service is one of fastest residential broadband offerings available today.
Frugal Friday: Optimum Ultra and DOCSIS 3.0, Crapware, When to replace a PC, Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my adventures in Optimum Ultra 100Mbps cable broadband service (and experience the hilarity of early adoption when my VOIP cuts out 3 times during the broadcast) the bane of crapware, the decision of when to replace a small business computer, and talk to Michael Mullany, Vice President of Marketing for Engine Yard, a cloud-based Ruby on Rails application hosting provider.Click here to listen to the July 3, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
Buying a new PC from one of the Tier 1 OEMs can often be a frustrating exercise in crapware removal.My Tuesday morning started like this.
Windows 7 Ultimate RC 64-Bit Edition virtualized on Fedora 11, 64-Bit using Sun xVM VirtualBox 3.0With little fanfare, Sun Microsystems released version 3.