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

CLEAR has a "Senior Moment"

AP Newswire is reporting this morning that CLEAR has found a laptop  (also see CLEAR Press Release) that had gone missing for over a week from one of its kiosk locations that contained the “personal data” of over 30,000 enrolled members at San Francisco International Airport, and that CLEAR enrollment has been temporarily suspended pending further investigation, which should be completed by the TSA within several days.Click on the "Read the rest of this entry" link below for more.

August 6, 2008 by


Plat'Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan

Embedded Linux devices have always fascinated me, because besides on the server, it's where I think the Open Source OS is going to make the most impact. From 2002 to 2004, I worked for SHARP as a developer liaison consultant on the very much before its time ZAURUS Linux/Java PDA, so I'm very much familiar with the ins and outs of developing and supporting embedded Linux products.

August 3, 2008 by


My Sunday Afternoon: Fun with VMWare ESX 3i

As soon as I heard the announcement from  bright and bushy-tailed VMWare CEO Paul Maritz that the company was shortly going to be releasing their ESX 3i enterprise-class embedded hypervisor for free, I was absolutely thrilled. Given the pace of technology reporting, I knew that I had to get it running on my test equipment right away.

July 27, 2008 by


Apple: Perception is Reality

When a technology columnist known for his critical views on Apple makes statements to the effect that the company should consider defining and publicly communicating a succession strategy, many Apple fans might consider the subject too close to home and inappropriate. It will generate heated discussion in the inside baseball crowd on the ZDNet TalkBacks, but that will be the end of it.

July 22, 2008 by