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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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

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

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