My DVD collection is 3 layers deep and takes up 2 tall ugly fiberboard IKEA book cases. I'd like to get them out of my living room and into a random access, cataloged digital media format.
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 Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the Digital TV transition, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Oracle/Sun/OpenSolaris, Intel's Wind River acquisition, and talk with Mark Hinkle, Community Manager for Zenoss.Click Here to Listen to the Podcast.
Microsoft is abandoning its personal finance software, Microsoft Money, after over 16 years of development and marketing. But why abandon perfectly good software when it could be released to the community as an Open Source project?
Selling the iPhone at $99 is simply an opiate for the masses. But like any addictive drug, it doesn't fix the real miseries plaguing wireless service carriers.
The June 2009 (2009.06) release of OpenSolaris provides a solid Open Source GNOME desktop experience like that of a modern Linux distribution combined with the scalability and stability of UNIX.
In this installment of Frugal Friday, fellow techie and former Palm afficionado Scott Raymond and I discuss the Palm Pre, the new OpenSolaris 2009.06 release, Microsoft's Bing decision engine, and interview Rich Buchanan, Chief Marketing Officer of the OOMA Voice over IP service.
Intel just purchased embedded systems vendor Wind River for a cool $884M. But why?
My friend and fellow foodie/techie Mike Pfeffer recently won a Palm Pre in a contest by PreCentral.net apparently by willing to sacrifice his entire gastro-intestinal system to the Bhut Jolokia.
I've often been asked why I don't own a Mac. The answer is simple, and yet complex, and requires a trip down memory lane
The newly-launched AMD Opteron 24xx and 84xx server CPUs have six processor cores. Unlike Intel's Nehalem, which requires entirely new and unproven mainboards, systems, chipsets and sockets, the "Istanbul" is based on existing, mature AMD chipsets and uses the existing 1207-pin Socket F, allowing current Quad-Core Opteron systems to be field upgraded rather than requiring entirely new server purchases.