Times are tough. You're a computer geek and you need to feed your PC with the latest and greatest applications.
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.
Let's face it, the last few years have been a challenge for just about anyone's tolerance of stress and has made even the most "stable" of us question our own emotional and mental health.
My esteemed ZDNet colleague Ed Bott, God bless him, wrote a very insightful piece in which he discusses Taiwanese PC mainboard and component manufacturer MSI’s challenges of selling Linux-based versions of their netbook, the Wind U90. Apparently, according to MSI, Linux-based versions of their netbook are returned at a rate of four to one compared to Windows-based versions of the same model.
I recently received a promotional email from a large Internet-based retailer that shall for the moment remain nameless (cough! Amaz-ahem!
I recently discovered this great application, Cucku Backup at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular party a few weeks ago. Cucku differs from other network-based personal backup solutions such as Carbonite or Iron Mountain SOHO in that the software is free and leverages existing peer-to peer technology from the Skype VOIP network.
The following is a true story, and happened to me today.I'm on a business trip visiting Richmond, Virginia -- which for those of you kids reading this piece, is the state capital, has a population of over 200,000, and is home to a number of large corporations.
Normally I don't like to talk about my political and socio-economic opinions, particularly because as a matter of experience once people discover my true leanings, they sometimes find my completely unrelated opinions on technology, food, or whatever it else we have in common to be less valid. It's stupid that people tend to behave this way but it's the harsh reality that is human nature, which is the tendency to latch on to personality traits or ideas as a way to "box" people.
This week, Google and T-Mobile launched the G1 "Dream", the first of the Android devices to hit the market. The initial reaction by some of my colleagues and industry peers was whether or not it had enough sex appeal, excitement or the coolness factor to be able to compete with the iPhone.
My colleague Ed Bott, who writes the Windows column for ZDNet, takes issue with the problem solving approach that I used when I went about migrating my friend Christine's old PC over to Vista. From the nature of the talkbacks to that original post, I would say a number of you do as well.
One month and still going strong. I guess. One month ago, I pledged that I would try Windows Vista on my new PC for a month before deciding whether I would keep it or revert back to Windows XP as my primary desktop OS.