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.
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.
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.
Here's some neat Star Trekky-tech that you'll be able to get your hands on shortly -- Texas Instruments' DLP Pico Projector Development Kit. The kit includes a Zippo lighter-sized 7.
During last week's Christmas break, my wife and I spent a vacation in the Bahamas, drinking Bahama Mamas and Kaliks, eating conch salad and relaxing on gorgeous white sand beaches overlooking pure blue water while everyone else was freezing back home in New York. I know, you hate me already.
It's the holidays, and you're pissed off. But do you really want to send an email like this?
openSUSE 11.1 is packed full of features, but a lack of QA and user acceptance testing in this release may cause Linux newbies to seek out other distributions, such as Ubuntu Ibex.
The HP J4580 Multi-Function Inkjet Printer, Scanner and Fax. The $99.