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Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a technologist with over two decades of experience with integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Technical Architect Consultant at Dimension Data. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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I want an iPhoneStormDroid

I want an iPhoneStormDroid

Wind River's Multicore Software Hypervisor solution permits multiple embedded OSes to run on a single device. Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to actually choose between an iPhone, a BlackBerry, or a Google Android?

November 25, 2008 by in Mobility

Why Apple and Google need to get into the Netbook business

Why Apple and Google need to get into the Netbook business

This crappy photo-edit of a fairly standard netbook design illustrates the power of Apple branding.ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan recently picked up a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu Netbook and pinged me for tech support questions regarding his new toy -- he couldn't get it functioning on his home wireless network.

November 22, 2008 by in Mobility

UPS saves $30M and goes Green with new HP printing and scanning handheld

UPS saves $30M and goes Green with new HP printing and scanning handheld

UPS partnered with Hewlett-Packard on the new sp400 All-in-One wireless handheld laser barcode scanner combo that can print directly onto packages, which saves paper and streamlines UPS's shipping processes. With all of the news of major corporations losing vast amounts of money and laying people off, it's always nice to hear about solutions that companies are rolling out that not only allow them to keep their employees working, but also are saving them real dollars.

November 18, 2008 by in Data Management

Kindle Economics

Kindle Economics

A few weeks ago I evaluated Amazon's Kindle. While I really liked the device, the big problem I had with it was that at its current price of $359.

November 16, 2008 by in Microsoft

America loses its moral technologist: Michael Crichton

America loses its moral technologist: Michael Crichton

Author, Producer and Director Michael Crichton, 1942-2008. Photo: Associated PressWith election week and coverage of other events such as the Microsoft PDC and the latest Windows 7 builds, many of ZDNet's readers may be unaware that one of America's most foremost and successful writers of speculative fiction, Michael Crichton, passed away at the age of 66 this Tuesday, November 4th from a private battle with cancer.

November 6, 2008 by in Hardware

Linux: The Joe Sixpack Strategy

Linux: The Joe Sixpack Strategy

On the surface, it would appear that a slowing economy might pave the way for increased Linux and Open Source software adoption by the unwashed masses, those who may want newer software than what their current XP system provides but don't want to pay the high premium of upgrading to Windows Vista/Windows 7 and all new software to go with it.

November 3, 2008 by in Linux

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