Jason Perlow

Senior Technology Editor

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, Proofpoint, Inc.

My full-time employer is Proofpoint, Inc. 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 ProofPoint. Other than Microsoft and Proofpoint, I own no investments or direct financial instruments in the companies I write about.

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UNIX - Let's get together and feel all right

UNIX - Let's get together and feel all right

People have often accused me of dreaming too much and not having my thoughts anchored in reality, particularly in this world of multi-billion dollar technology companies and big business, when huge amounts of money are at stake and every competitor is vying for the top spot.In the world of high-end enterprise systems, that top spot - the world of large symmetrical processing UNIX systems - is divided between the tier 1 systems vendors - IBM, Sun and HP.

April 17, 2008 by in Linux

Microsoft Meets Open Source: Glasnost 2.0

Microsoft Meets Open Source: Glasnost 2.0

Last week I spent two days on campus in Redmond with about 40 of my industry colleagues at the Microsoft Technology Summit, an annual invite-only event where Microsoft selects a swath of people from all over the world -- key technology influencers -- to learn about what the company is doing in its development labs and to preview advanced technology and new products, as well as to provide an environment for face to face dialogue and direct feedback.

March 30, 2008 by in Linux

The Open Source Commandments

The Open Source Commandments

Next Sunday, the Passover again falls upon us. For those of us Jews that celebrate the holiday, it is most associated with a ceremonial meal spent with family, where we recite the story passed down to us over hundreds of generations from Maxwell House haggadahs chronicling the exodus from Egypt as slaves of the Pharaoh.

April 9, 2008 by in Linux