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.

Latest Posts

Steve Jobs: Call it a day.

I heard of today's broadcast email by Steve Jobs via a BlackBerry news alert while I was on vacation in Orlando this week. Frankly, I was one of the many who was willing to accept Jobs' answer of a week or so back that he has "a hormone imbalance" under control, and the testimony from his favorite frozen yogurt store that was willing to vouch for his general healthiness.

January 14, 2009 by

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Windows 7 Beta 1: Ribbonized For Your Pleasure

The Windows 7 Operating System has improvements over Windows Vista which include more granular tuning of User Account Control (UAC) security prompts, a reduced memory footprint and improved performance on less powerful systems. But will the "Ribbonization" of the new user interface created by Steven Sinofsky's design team put users off?

January 8, 2009 by

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CES 2009: Don't count out those Millennials or Online Media, Cell Phone on the rise as entertainment device, says Deloitte

 The idiot box is still king, but don't count out online advertising. (Source: Deloitte LLP)At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Deloitte LLP revealed the results of its 3rd State of the Media Democracy Survey, which are likely to be dissected and re-analyzed over and over again by advertising and media executives all over the world.

January 7, 2009 by

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Windows 7 Should be a Fixta Free For All

Okay, never mind that I'm a dinosaur with an affinity for 1990's era User Interfaces --  I think even my best critics will very likely agree with me that Windows 7, for all of its performance improvements and bling, is essentially one big service deluxe pack for Windows Vista.

January 6, 2009 by

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Do you use the "Windows" Key?

In round two of Perlow gets a Bott Beating, I am educated by our esteemed Windows expert that you don't need a "Run" function in the Windows Vista or Windows 7 Start Menu because "The Windows Key" combined with "R" is the same function. Wow, I didn't know that.

January 1, 2009 by

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Windows 7: Mojave My Ass

I've been playing with the Windows 7 Build 7000 (Beta 1) for several days now, and I've come to the conclusion that like Vista, it's not a major improvement over what most users are currently experiencing with Windows XP, and is at best only a slight improvement over Vista SP1. In a number of cases, I think they've gone even further down the user rejection hole.

January 1, 2009 by

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