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, 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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Cookin' with Linux

Cookin' with Linux

While installing and building Linux servers has never been simpler, it's still easy to get burned. There are many ways to roll a Linux-based solution, and not all of them will fit your customers' specific needs.

November 20, 2000 by in Open Source

Open Source Commandments II: Passover Penguins

Open Source Commandments II: Passover Penguins

In my previous piece discussing the first four Open Source Commandments I talked a bit about the traditions of Passover, where Jewish families gather together to eat a festive meal and discuss our liberation from slavery in Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh (while the one in the Hagaddah is named Rameses , the actual identity of that Egyptian king during the Exodus is open to heavy interpretation, given the current mass of supporting archeological evidence.

April 18, 2008 by in Open Source

Happy Chanukah, and Live Long and Prosper

Happy Chanukah, and Live Long and Prosper

Star Trek Menorah (Source: Gizmodo/The Evil Mad Scientist)Jews have always been short-shrifted when it comes to the practice of holiday lighting. Sure, Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, and we have a grand tradition of eating delicious fried foods, but let's face it, our lighted decorations pale in comparison to the Gentiles when it comes to over-the-top sharing of merriment.

December 11, 2009 by in Open Source