Some of you have probably heard about Conficker.C, the computer virus/worm that is set to activate on April 1st.
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.
At first glance, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SLED 11) is virtually indistinguishable from the company's Free/Open Source and community supported Linux distribution, openSUSE 11.1.
The NETGEAR WNDR3300 is only $20 more retail than the next model down, the WNR2000. It would seem there wouldn't be a huge difference between these two Wireless-N SOHO units, but there is.
Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality?
ZDNet Editor-In-Chief Larry Dignan came to the frustrating realization today that his iTunes media collection was rendered unusable on his new media device, a SanDisk Sansa Clip. When he tried to copy his files over, he quickly found out many of them were useless and wouldn't play.
Covers from the first editions of Hugo and Nebula award winning Sci-Fi Classics. Photo: AbeBooks.
Yesterday, OLPC project founder Nicholas Negroponte indicated that their next generation XO-2 will almost certainly eschew it's current x86-based design and move towards one that is based on the ARM, the most common embedded RISC architecture in the world. It's used in over a billion cell phones and smartphones, including the iPhone and the BlackBerry, and is licensed for use in embedded CPUs produced by Texas Instruments, Marvell, Broadcom, nVidia, Samsung, and FreeScale, among others.
Boxee, the popular multimedia center application for Apple TV, Mac OS X and Linux now has released an Alpha for Windows. Currently, you need to receive an invite in order to test it, but the application shows a great deal of promise and should garner a much larger audience once the application is available for wide beta test.
My post from Monday about the imminent collapse of the system builder ecosystem and the death of homebrew rattled more than a few feathers, including the folks over at Puget Systems, who's $16,000 PC became the object of my ire when one of their PR people shot it across my bow as an item of interest for the blog.This blog and ZDNet as a whole has had a tradition of allowing vendors the right to an editorial response to anything that is published.
TouchGraph's free data visualization tool for FaceBook really helps make sense out of your interpersonal social network.Data Visualization tools and Business Intelligence type applications are typically reserved for Fortune 500 number crunchers.