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.
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.
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.
A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?
Palm's soon to be launched Pre on the Sprint mobile network will introduce the first webOS-based device into the consumer market. But should webOS be restricted to just smartphones?
I propose that the National Archives change its motto from "Littera Scripta Manet" (The Written Letter Abides) to "What, Me Worry?" befitting it's current lack of data security controls.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss his recent trip to Interop Las Vegas, my aborted Bahamas vacation at Atlantis, The Apple Airport Express and talk with Kickfire CEO Bruce Armstrong about the record-breaking Kickfire MySQL appliance.Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Apple Airport Express, a pocket-sized wireless access point and SOHO router was refreshed with 5Ghz Wireless Draft-N capability in March of 2009. Click to view the gallery.