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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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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

Kindroid: Two great tastes that would taste great together

Kindroid: Two great tastes that would taste great together

Yesterday Google released the source code to their Linux-based Android operating system for mobile devices, which currently powers the T-Mobile G1 Dream smart phone. To date, no other consumer Android-based device has been released, and no new Android-based device has been pre-announced, but there is currently a lot of activity going on at handset manufacturers to bring new devices to the market.

October 22, 2008 by in Hardware

Novell: Free SLES while the fire is hot

Novell: Free SLES while the fire is hot

My "Free Enterprise OSes" post got a lot of attention and a lot of positive feedback, particularly from those who are now actually considering using some of these in order to reduce license costs.Still, while I am glad people are now considering these OSes as real enterprise computing solutions, a nagging feeling remains along the lines of the Cookie Monster's famous platinum hit,  "One of these things is not like the other.

October 17, 2008 by in Hardware

Forget the damn Linux netbooks. Can Windows replace Windows?

Forget the damn Linux netbooks. Can Windows replace Windows?

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.

October 7, 2008 by in Windows

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