As much as many of us would like to continue to revel in the day, the inauguration with all of its rock-concert fanfare, pomp and circumstance is over, and it is finally time for the new administration to get to work.
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.
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.
Open Source writer Ken Hess has started an Internet radio show on the Blogtalkradio network. I got to be his first guest!
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?
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.
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.
Roku is a couch potato's delight, but there's so much unrealized potential. A couple of weeks ago I inquired with the folks over at Roku about their low-cost, $99, on-demand streaming content player, and asked if they could send me over an evaluation unit.
Don't wait to try to retrieve the data and content from your magnetic media. Chances are, some of it may already be unrecoverable and highly degraded.
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.
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.