Jason Perlow

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Jason Perlow, Senior Technology Editor at ZDNet, 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.

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

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Make no bones about it: Server 2008 R2 is really Windows Server 7

Make no bones about it: Server 2008 R2 is really Windows Server 7

Whether you call it Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 7, there's no doubt that this is a major Server product release for Microsoft.While the Windows 7 Release Candidate is getting all the attention this week, I thought I might bring some focus on the Client OS's bigger brother -- Windows Server 2008 R2 , which also reached its Release Candidate milestone today.

April 30, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Stane or Ballmer?

Stane or Ballmer?

Obadiah Stane description from the Iron Man website: "As ... a top executive in Stark Industries, Stane is a calculating genius who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

May 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The Five Stages of the Kübler-Ross modelThe iPhone has become such a part of our collective consciousness that soon entire books are going to be written about the sociological impact of such a groundbreaking, Insanely Great device. Why, it's so dammed important, that it's probably pointless to write about any other pressing computing or technology issue.

July 14, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

It would not be an exaggeration to say that yesterday was a very bad day for VMWare.My friend and fellow tech blogger colleague at ComputerWorld, Steven J Vaughn-Nichols, thinks the company will be down for the count when they take their next hit, that essentially, the company should be treated like the walking dead.

July 8, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Windows Vista, meet my Mother-In-Law

Windows Vista, meet my Mother-In-Law

Every weekend I return home from traveling the country working at the 10,000 foot level of enterprise architecture for Fortune 500 customers, there is at least a fifty percent chance that I may be called upon to do some in the trenches desktop support work.Such drudgery is occasionally required, especially if you are to maintain your status as a Good Son-In-Law.

June 29, 2008 by in Enterprise Software