Jason Perlow

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Jason Perlow is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer, The Linux Foundation.

Jason Perlow's full-time employer is The Linux Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. He writes as a freelancer for ZDNet. The postings and opinions on this blog are his own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of the Linux Foundation.

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Boxee for Windows Alpha

Boxee for Windows Alpha

Boxee, the popular multimedia center application for Apple TV, Mac OS X and Linux now has released an Alpha for Windows. Currently, you need to receive an invite in order to test it, but the application shows a great deal of promise and should garner a much larger audience once the application is available for wide beta test.

March 11, 2009 by in Windows

Frugal Friday: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, Eric Schmidt/Steve Jobs Divorce, New Sony eBook Readers, Laptop Accidental Damage Coverage, Zscaler

Frugal Friday: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, Eric Schmidt/Steve Jobs Divorce, New Sony eBook Readers, Laptop Accidental Damage Coverage, Zscaler

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the MSDN/TechNet release of Windows 7, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's departure from the Apple board, the newly announced SONY ebook readers, Accidental Damage Coverage for your laptop, and talk with Michael Sutton, VP of Security Research for Zscaler, the SAAS and Cloud security software company.Click to listen to the Frugal Friday Podcast.

August 7, 2009 by in Windows

Thin down with Windows 2000 Terminal Server

Thin down with Windows 2000 Terminal Server

If you need to roll out a client-server application to a large number of people — especially where bandwidth or remote access is a consideration — one of the best ways to put Windows 2000 Server to use is to exploit its thin-client Terminal Services capabilities. Windows 2000 Terminal Services (WTS), unlike Windows NT 4.

February 1, 2001 by in Windows

Delaying Windows upgrades: Do you feel lucky?

Delaying Windows upgrades: Do you feel lucky?

The pending release of Windows 8.1 might have you thinking about putting off your OS upgrades. But given that Windows XP is 12 years old, a virtual eternity in the computer industry, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?'

September 30, 2013 by in Windows