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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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

I swear, this is not another Unixfication post

I swear, this is not another Unixfication post

Photo: Jeff Bonwick and Linus TorvaldsI was resolved not to write another Unixfication story until I had more concrete news of Sun and Linus actually working together, and filed it away under "Maybe". Like many of the speculative peices I write, it was a thought exercise with the objective of "shaking the tree" so to speak.

May 18, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Slipstreaming away your troubles

Slipstreaming away your troubles

Does this scenario sound familiar? You just went to your first big IT infrastructure planning meeting of the year, and after many months of debating the pros and cons with you and your fellow cynical IT support workers, your all-powerful, all-knowing CIO told you to migrate your workstation and server infrastructure to Windows 2000.

January 16, 2001 by in Enterprise Software