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Ultumix v0.0.0.4 and the Linux Federation

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

One thing I’ve learned the hard way threw several business deals and by trying to release my own distro is that you should not bash other distros, people, or companies that do you wrong. I know that there needs to be a place like the BBB where anyone can find out the truth about a business or organization. This is not my job. My job is to provide a product that people can use and tell what cool new features it has. I’m even thinking about getting rid of my Microsoft bashing page. Of course I’ll be thinking about that a lot before I do it. PayPal may have stole money from me but I didn’t need to bash their company name by spreading the recordings over the Internet. I should have just reported it to the authorities like I already have and waited for a response. I do find it hard to apologize to PayPal for doing this because I don’t feel like I owe them an apology. I almost bashed another community online because they rejected me. I decided to do this post instead.

In the future I intend on just staying positive and leaving it to others that want to bash people. I’m not saying its right I’m just saying that word will get out. Justice will be served. It’s just not my job to do it.

I know about the distro war that has been holding the Linux community back. Ubuntu is a prime example of this war. (not to bash them just for an example) Their community has made it clear to me several times that they should be the only distro for desktop users to clear up confusion between distros because their distro is the best one and it’s the easiest to use. This is the kind of attitude that will bring us all down. Do I believe that my distro is better than Ubuntu? Yes I do for the purpose of giving my customers what they want. Does Ubuntu have more hardware support? Yes. I would use Ubuntu if no other distro had the drivers I needed. But am I going to say that everyone should use it instead of all other distros and that all other distros should be out of the picture? NO! If it weren’t for Vixta I would have never gotten the idea for the interface, if it hadn’t been for PCLinuxOS I would have never found a stable base, if it hadn’t been for Ubuntu I would have never understood the frustration people have been going threw trying to learn the new GUI (Gnome). I give all the credit for my project to the rest of the Linux community and Jesus Christ. The ideas I had for Ultumix didn’t come from me. These ideas came from other distros and from the knowledge that God has given me. I am very thankful to be a part of something bigger and I don’t ask for credit. All I ask is that you help support the project if you like the distro.

Linux users have a couple complaints about my distro. One is the fact that all the icons for the most commonly used apps are on the desktop making it cluttered, another is that I have bad graphics, another complaint is that I don’t give enough credit to PCLinuxOS.

Windows users complained in the past that in Linux you can’t find the programs your after (thats why I put them on the desktop).

At this point I will accept any constructive criticism but before you complain please add a solution at the bottom of your complaint if you are a non-windows user.

I think that one stable distro that can use all the packages from all distros should bring all the communities together.

Ultumix’s main goal in the beginning was to bring all the distros, repos, and package types together into one distro that everyone could use for whatever purpose they wanted. PCLinuxOS is just a very good base to start from because the packages are so stable and there is an acceptable amount of variety in their repos. The things that PCLinuxOS does not enable you to do threw the GUI is install RPM files downloaded from the net and install debain packages. I would not expect it to allow debian packages to work anyway and that is still a problem in Ultumix v0.0.0.4.

Linux Time line (edited by me)

TimeLine

Download it here

Ultumixscreenshot Ultumix v0.0.0.4 Desktop

After getting all but one bug out of the system (the Grub picture) and making sure I didn’t have any offensive non-free packages installed I released Ultumix v0.0.0.4. Some don’t want me to call it a distro but rather a remaster of PCLinuxOS. Both are correct. Some say that I need to break away more from PCLinuxOS first and thats ok. They can call me a simple remaster until then if they like. It’s like saying GNU/Linux or Linux. Does it matter? GNU/Linux contains GNU Software. Linux is the Kernel. Nuf said.

Ultumix is here!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

I just released Ultumix and I don’t have it uploaded to the internet yet but I put together a torrent here ultumixtorrent. The official web site is here: http://www.mindblowingidea.com/Ultumix

Warning! This is what happens when you try to improve the PCLinuxOS distro and remaster it. Click here for a full view.

http://www.mindblowingidea.com/PCLinuxOSBann

I just got out from under PayPal with my new site.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

I have been PayPal / ebay Dependant when it came to getting users to buy on my website. I was also Yahoo page builder Dependant because I’m a lousy web page designer and no one will do it for me. I’m using Nvu now and Google Checkout to sell one type of laptop and 3 PCs. Yes I know I need to add more Laptops. I will get on that. In the mean time here is my new site. http://www.mindblowingidea.com/ComputerRescue . If you don’t buy from someone like me you are getting CEMENT = Vista. Believe me you don’t want cement in your PC. I know I don’t.

PayPal Uncut Live II PayPal Calls Me Back To Explain Why They Can Do No Wrong

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

PayPal calls me back and I confront them. The updated story is here.

You will see the new info at the bottom.

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To protect our Freedoms which include but are not limited to Christianity

Monday, October 29th, 2007

To protect our Freedoms which include but are not limited to Christianity

by Justin Breithaupt.

Please Pass This On

First of all I would like to remind you that either you, your forefathers, friends, or your next of kin have fought for our freedoms in different wars around the world. My Grandfather fought in World War II. My uncle fought in Vietnam. My friends in High School are now in Iraq. They are all fighting or have fought against an enemy they have seen first hand. These enemy’s fight with guns, spears, knives, cannons, etc. It’s easy to point out these enemies and stand against what they stand for.

It’s not easy to see the enemies that are taking away our freedoms every day in the US without us knowing it. Most of them are in the white house, others are leaders of big corporations, but most of all the biggest enemy attacking our freedoms is public acceptance of these new restrictions either because of ignorance, unwillingness to read agreements before we sign them, or not knowing about any alternative way of life.

Lets use Christianity as an example to start out with. Jesus came to this world, taught us his word, and gave his life for us so that we would in turn spread the word about him and help Jesus Christ to save others. Our country was founded on these principles. We were taught to accept this as truth and spread the word. The Government and big industry decided that it isn’t politically correct and restricted us in what we can say and do in public. Often times when you sign up for a job you agree not to offend any other coworkers by exposing them to your faith or you may agree not to practice religion in the work place and not even know it. As long as it’s not against the law to make these rules in an agreement they can stick them in there and get you to sign them without taking the time to read them.

Lets look at another aspect of Christianity. When you spread the word of God often people argue with you, reject you, and call you a freak. Mostly this is related to just not wanting to think that there is a heaven or hell or that their religion could be wrong, and this is ok. Everyone is entitled to think that and if they want to then they will discover that Hell exists when they are burning. There is nothing more I can do besides pray.

Here is another example. We have a president named George Bush. He is just waiting for an excuse to start a war. 9/11 happens and we hand over all control to him. We trusted him as a leader. For some reason we can’t get him to stop or at least do it right. After 9/11 more and more of our freedoms have been handed over to the Government that give them a God like control over us. They listen to all our phone conversations, they can monitor our windows PCs, and they won’t let us fly on an airplane with anything that might be dangerous.

Now that you understand the basics of what I’m trying to show you I will take you to the next level. This is where some of you would normally say I am just paranoid but after getting you in a more open mindset hopefully you will digest this correctly without upsetting your tummies too much. What if there was a way to control all means of communication? What if there was a way to say what you could and could not transmit over the Internet? What if there was a way to exclude the word of God from being read? What if we could regulate what could be said on TV, Radio, and in the news? What if we could regulate what any American can have stored in their own house as far as data and monitor what it is? Well welcome to Revelations. What I’m going to do is tell you about the tools that are at our disposal now to make this a reality and what already is a reality.

Lets start with the telephone. The telephone is not recorded all the time. No one could do this except maybe China because it requires too many super computers and too much storage. What is done is your phones are monitored and if any key words flag the system such as kill, terrorist, or other words then the Government will start paying attention to you and possibly record you. This system has existed for a very long time. It helps also when trying to track you down. Lets say you get accused and the government wants to keep track of you or hunt you down. All they have to do is program the super computers to listen for your voice type, name, and other info and tell them the location of the phone you are calling from. Then they can use satellites in the sky to try to look down on you and see what is going on or maybe they use aircraft that are flying very high in the sky overhead. Your credit cards are then monitored for use and so are your bank accounts. Basically everywhere you go they can find you.

Your PC. Perhaps the best device for keeping track of you and what you are doing is your PC. It is a known fact that China will not use Windows Vista at all because it enables Microsoft to monitor their computers and they have to agree to those terms to use Vista. China is afraid the US will find out their secrets. Windows Vista uses half of your Internet speed and half of your PC’s power to monitor what you are doing and send the data back to Microsoft. Microsoft tells you this before you ever use the software. I know this is a lot to read but like I said would you rather read this or give away all your freedoms that your forefathers fought for?

“As described below, using the software also operates as your consent to the transmission of certain computer information during activation, validation and for Internet-based services.” “the software will send information about the software and the device to Microsoft.” “Any potentially unwanted software rated “high” or “severe,” will automatically be removed after scanning unless you change the default setting… By using this software, it is possible that you will also remove or disable software that is not potentially unwanted software.” (Your programs that Microsoft does not like will be removed!) “Microsoft provides Internet-based services with the software. It may change or cancel them at any time.” (change them? It has changed them so that it updates your PC without your permission) “The software features described below and in the Windows Vista Privacy Statement connect to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet. In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when they connect… By using these features, you consent to the transmission of this information.” “The following features use Internet protocols, which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser and name and version of the software you are using, and the language code of the device where you installed the software. Microsoft uses this information to make the Internet-based services available to you.” (if I wanted Microsoft to make their MSN service provider available to me I would have asked for it) “Content owners use Windows Media digital rights management (Digital Restrictions Management) technology (WMDRM) to protect their intellectual property, including copyrights. This software and third party software use WMDRM to play and copy WMDRM-protected content. If the software fails to protect the content, content owners may ask Microsoft to revoke the software’s ability to use WMDRM to play or copy protected content. Revocation does not affect other content. When you download licenses for protected content, you agree that Microsoft may include a revocation list with the licenses.” (this is where Microsoft collects a list of every file on your system to make sure it’s legal according to them) “Microsoft may use the computer information, error reports, and Malware reports to improve our software and services. We may also share it with others, such as hardware and software vendors. They may use the information to improve how their products run with Microsoft software.” (it’s bad enough the banks are sharing our info with all the companies Microsoft does too?) “The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights.” (Oh I get it now when I go to the store and buy software I don’t actually own it) “you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways.” “You may not work around any technical limitations in the software; reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation; use components of the software to run applications not running on the software; make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation; publish the software for others to copy; rent, lease or lend the software; or use the software for commercial software hosting services.” (you can’t fix it, understand how it works, or share it) “Any person that has valid access to your computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for your internal, reference purposes.”(AH! ANYONE MAY COPY MY DOCUMENTATION ON MY PC?) “After you upgrade, you may no longer use the software you upgraded from.” (Wait a minute here you can still boot XP after you upgrade to Vista so your just not suppose to because thats illegal?) “If you acquired the software on a disc or other media, a genuine Microsoft proof of license label with a genuine copy of the software identifies licensed software. To be valid, this label must appear on Microsoft packaging. If you receive the label separately, it is invalid. You should keep the packaging that has the label on it to prove that you are licensed to use the software.” (Uh oh Microsoft has broken this agreement. You have a Vista any time upgrade disk and they send you a separate license key code um isn’t that what they say you can’t do here?) “USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD IS PROHIBITED, EXCEPT FOR USE DIRECTLY RELATED TO (A) DATA OR INFORMATION (i) GENERATED BY AND OBTAINED WITHOUT CHARGE FROM A CONSUMER NOT THEREBY ENGAGED IN A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, AND (ii) FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY; AND (B) OTHER USES SPECIFICALLY AND SEPARATELY LICENSED BY MPEG LA, L.L.C.” (Uh oh we can’t use VLC, Quick time, or any player that plays MP4 or MPEG videos because thats illegal we will need a Mac or a Linux pc for that) “You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to the amount you paid for the software. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.” (Translation Microsoft is not responsible for any problems with the software that may cause you loss of money or property unless that value is less than the cost of the software) “It also applies even if repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully compensate you for any losses; or Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages.”

If you are still reading then you are no longer ignorant to the fact that you are signing your life away to Microsoft. These terms and conditions apply to XP to when you install newer Microsoft products and agree to the agreement. So now you see how the Government can use these tools to restrict communication and privacy. You probably thought I was crazy at first but after reading the agreement above understood what I was saying to you. This is what I was talking about when I was referring to spreading the word of God and people thinking you are a freak or a nut. It’s the same thing. When I tell people about Linux they have the same reaction. Jesus died so that we would spread his word all over the earth. By using Linux you are only obligated to tell others about it too. As far as I’m concerned if Linux protects us against this agreement it also insures that we will be able to continue the spread of the gospel.

Microsoft plans to take over the Internet and the phone companies at the same time. Microsoft is trying to get people to stop using telephones and start using their phone software on their PCs the same way I use Skype. Microsoft also wants to buy out AT&T and other country wide phone networks. Then Microsoft can control the Internet. Microsoft will get this control the same way they got the right to monitor everything on your computer. Microsoft convinced the Government that it needed to monitor us to make sure we were not pirating software, music, DVDs, or other stuff on our PCs. Microsoft also wants to filter the Internet the same way. If Microsoft succeeds or should I say when Microsoft succeeds downloading things like Linux CDs and programs for Linux and Mac will not be allowed because they could contain stolen software. Microsoft already claims that Linux is stolen because they claim to have wrote the code. They can’t win in court but if they impose a restriction on us who is to say that anyone will stop them? Other countries are taking a stand like Europe and France but the US is still stuck with it’s head in Micro$oft. Because of the problem earlier I described where Micro$oft could not sell to China they decided to give away Vista Ultimate for $7.00 a copy to try to get the Chinese hooked on it. They also said to the Government of China that they would turn their backs on pirating. This was in the e-week magazine from Micro$oft. Thats where I found out.

So you tell me is it worth reading these agreements? Is it worth protecting our freedoms our forefathers fought for? You tell me.

Please spread the word.

Pay Pal is lieing on the internet in their agreement. I will attach the current agreement.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

NEW UPDATED INFO AT THE BOTTOM!

Digg This Story and Podcast Here http://www.digg.com/business_finance/I_cought_PayPal_in_a_direct_lie_Listen_Live_Here

Yes thats right I caught PayPal in a direct lie. (Listen Live Here) First of all let me give a brief summery of my agony.

I have been selling laptops for quite some time now. I got my first PayPal account about 10 years ago under the name jcb-wizard@pomeroy-wa.com . This account no longer exists. Back then they just started seller protection and there were no limitations in the user agreement. I agreed to that agreement. Since then this agreement has been reshaped to say that if you don’t meet within a vary narrow set of instructions you are not protected. I also have received e-mails from PayPal stating that I am 100% covered against any fraud through FDIC insurance. The new agreement says that this is pass through insurance. What is that? Doesn’t matter because when I called them on the phone and recorded it here they told me I am currently protected 100% against any fraud through FDIC insurance. Then they turned around and told me it would not cover me in my case. What is my case? Well I sold a laptop to a guy and he was in Indonesia. When I checked his address it said it was verified! What a screw up. I don’t have proof that I saw that but thats what came up. The money was deposited by PayPal into my checking account and I let it set there for over 3 days. I shipped the laptop and the very next day they told me that the guy stole someone’s account in the USA. They then asked me for my tracking number and all the usual information. Then they told me I owed them for the laptop. They are negligent in trying to get my laptop back at all. They made no effort at all. So getting back to the phone call, they told me that they never changed the user agreement for seller protection and then went on to say that they just started it 10 years ago. So they had to have changed it. They even admitted that they did. Can’t they get their facts straight? DON’T DO PAYPAL!

If you are still with me here we are not done. A buyer bought another laptop from me right after this took place because it was still listed on eBay. He lives in Auburn WA. I shipped the laptop to his confirmed address and according to eBay’s contract he signed (eBay owns PayPal) there is no return or refund unless it’s broken, DOA, or not as described. He didn’t even open the package. He returned it to sender and guess what? PayPal wants me to pay for all the parts I put in that thing and the laptop even though I can’t send them back and get a refund for them without a 15% restocking fee.

Now PayPal won’t answer the phone if I call from my phone number any more. Their automated system automatically hangs up on me. I e-mail them but all they say is you don’t qualify for seller protection. The BBB has given up on them all together and has collected 5200+ complaints in the last 3 years. I’m going to call the WA State Insurance commissioner and see if he can help me. The problem is that they are training at the moment so you can’t call them. Their number is 1-800-551-4636.

News Update: I just got threw to the WA State Insurance commissioner’s office and they redirected me to their website. I’m filing a complaint and directing them to this Blog Post to read the documentation. As stated in my phone recording podcast I requested that PayPal take my account balance to $0.00 and close the account but because they have failed to comply I now ask that they also refund me for the full amount of what they deducted from my account ($1,799.20) and pay me back the service charges that were imposed on my account ($55.87) that were suppose to insure my protection which I did not receive. These amounts total ($1,855.07) However, since I have not been able to sell goods with eBay and PayPal due to the fact that they would take all the money and I would not be able to pay my suppliers for my supplies to make computers I have lost a lot of business. I would like to be compensated for this business I have lost. The data here shows that eBay confirmed a lot of transactions that PayPal did not. My growth as a business is shown by this equation Money = -1221.981 + 32.729557*Days where Y is Money and X is the number of Days. This model is an estimate based on the equation above and the previous data. According to this data by the end of October 2007 PayPal will owe me $4,856.66 for compensation. I am not asking for this amount because I know that it would be expecting too much from PayPal. I plan to have another Merchant Account set up with US Bank by November. What I am asking for is a total of $4,000.00 of credit to my PayPal account to reverse the negative balance, pay me back for the fees they incurred, and lastly for business loss. This Christmas I would like to be able to get something for my friends and family like I do every Christmas, and I would also like to continue teaching my free computer lab, but if PayPal decides to take that away from me and WA state decides to then I will take any advice they have to try to defy debt.

eBay owns PayPal and eBay rejects Google’s Checkout program as listed here. Is this similar to the Micro$oft Monopoly? I think so. Is it unconstitutional? I think yes.

If you thought I was done guess again. PayPal is very unsecure. They claim to be so secure but how come I keep getting messages like this? paypalpicture.pdf

I’m not the only one.

PayPalUserAgreement in .pdf format here.

UPDATE!

So who knows what is going on? This is PayPal RAW Live Uncut II. PayPal calls back to ask questions and answer mine. This time I get a completely different response. I don’t have time right now but if someone would like to reply to this post and write a review covering the things said by PayPal I would appreciate it. coming soon are pictures of PayPal’s system glitching on me saying I am protected exactly as I saw it when I went threw with the original transaction. http://www.podshow.com/shows/?mode=detail&episode_id=85723


It’s illegal to use Microsoft Web Access Programs unless…

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

This alert affects Businesses, Schools, Churches, or any organization that has a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
There is a web based program that you can use to log in to your e-mail online known as Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access as seen here. I’m not going to share the name of the college because that would be politically incorrect since I go to school there. The problem is that in order to get this software you have to purchase Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and agree to all it’s terms and conditions which are extended to anyone else who may use this software. Did you see a mention of agreeing to this agreement anywhere on this login page? I didn’t think so. I decided to send a message to the college in hopes they would understand why they could not possibly comply with Micro$oft’s demands in the agreement.

When I used the old college e-mail I had all messages forwarded to admin@mindblowingidea.com so that my mail could filter out all the unwanted junk I kept getting from your server. Here I don’t see that option.

I am also scared of running Outlook Web Access in my web browser because Microsoft Outlook has so many viruses that it supports. Do I have to use Thunderbird to get all my **** e-mail and tell Thunderbird to forward it all to admin@mindblowingidea.com? That would slow things down a bit but I would be willing to do it.

Also I don’t understand why I’m being warned about security? “Warning: By selecting this option you acknowledge that the computer complies with your organization’s security policy.” What is your security policy? Also by using Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access what EULA am I agreeing to? I believe I found it here I also attached a copy of it.

After reading the agreement I have come to the conclusion that both myself and the college are in breach of the M$ EULA for Micro$oft Enterprise Server 2007.

Under section 1 a. it says that this license is extended to all devices that can be used with the server software. That includes all students that use webmail.

According to section 3. C. “you can only run the software on the server other than Exchange Management Tools” which is not Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. This means that you need multiple licenses so that every student can run this application unless I’m mistaken. Also you need a license for each backup partition or hard drive that you use to back up your server.

Section 4. a. i. says that you need a CAL Client Access License to run any server software on another computer. Do you have enough CALs for all the students? Also further down under iii it says that not only each user needs a CAL but also each computer that is used by a student. I don’t think you could possibly afford this. Section v. further down says “In addition to needing an Exchange Server 2007 Standard CAL, you need an Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise CAL for each user or device that directly or indirectly accesses the Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging and Compliance Functionality.” Sounds like you need to increase tuition unless I’m incorrect about what this license means.

Also according to this I’m using this software illegally every time I log in unless you bought all those CALs. Did you?

Under 4. C it says “No Separation of Software. You may not use the server software in more than one operating system environment under a single license, unless expressly permitted. This applies even if the operating system environments are on the same physical hardware system.” Does this mean I can’t use Linux, Mac, XP, Vista, 98, ME, 95, 2000, or NT? I must buy a copy of Enterprise Server 2007 and use that to access my webmail.

“5. INTERNET-BASED SERVICES. Microsoft provides Internet-based services with the software. It may change or
cancel them at any time.” Uh oh this means my access to the web could be cut off at any time? Yikes!

“9. SCOPE OF LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the
software. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways. You may not
• work around any technical limitations in the software;
• reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;
• make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
• publish the software for others to copy;
• rent, lease or lend the software; or
• use the software for commercial software hosting services.
Rights to access the server software do not give you any right to implement Microsoft patents or other Microsoft intellectual property in software or devices that access the server.” So first of all you don’t actually own the software as a college. If you have any technical problems or limitations it’s illegal to work around them you must put up with them no matter what. So if I get an error in the page when I use the software and find a way around it thats illegal! Yikes.

“17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement (including the warranty below), and the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based services and support services that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and support services.” Updates with or without you permission as mentioned here http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=40521286-6cdd7e12a5347765f9aa086bbb49523c-bf&s=5&fs=0

“20. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. YOU CAN RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND ITS
SUPPLIERS ONLY DIRECT DAMAGES UP TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE. YOU CANNOT
RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
This limitation applies to
• anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
• claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law. It also applies even if
• repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully compensate you for any losses; or
• Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. They also may not apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.
” So if all your data is lost and this causes you financial loss greater than the cost of buying the software Microsoft will refuse to refund you.

A Concerned Linux User,
Justin Breithaupt

My Signature:
If you use Hotmail, MSN, Windows Live Mail, or Outlook you are putting your information at risk. Ask me how to switch to a free account without security risks today. www.mindblowingidea.com admin@mindblowingidea.com

Note this statement below was automatically added to my e-mail without my permission. I sent a CC to myself. This is what I got:

Electronic Privacy Notice. This e-mail, and any attachments, contains information that is, or may be, covered by electronic communications privacy laws, and is also confidential and proprietary in nature. If you are not the intended recipient, please be advised that you are legally prohibited from retaining, using, copying, distributing, or otherwise disclosing this information in any manner. Instead, please reply to the sender that you have received this communication in error, and then immediately delete it. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.”

I never asked for my e-mail to be proprietary. How would this message fall into the hands of someone who was not intended to receive it? Is there a security hole I’m not aware of?

Also I got the following messages when I looked at the page source:

“Your Web browser is configured not to run script or doesn’t support script in Web pages. Check your browser settings, or use a browser that can run script.”

“To help protect your mailbox from unauthorized access, close all browser windows when you finish using Outlook Web Access.”

“This page uses frames, but your browser doesn’t support them.” LIES!

“To protect your account from unauthorized access, Outlook Web Access automatically closes its connection to your mailbox after a period of inactivity. If your session ends, refresh your browser, and then log on again.”

“Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access provided by Microsoft Exchange Server 2003”

“Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access provided by Microsoft Exchange Server 2003” I got the point the first time.

ALERT! UBUNTU IS TAKING OVER THE EARTH. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE JOIN NOW OR BE DESTROYED!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

It use to be that when a Linux program came out it was geared to run on Fedora, PCLinuxOS, SUSE, and Gentoo Linux. This was good because anyone could use it on any distribution. Except for those debian people who insisted on not letting the user compile their own software from the source but only using pre compiled debian packages. Then Ubuntu got more and more popular. Why I still can’t figure out. Now PCLinuxOS is more popular and still most programs are becoming more Ubuntu specific. I tried to join the effort to spread Linux called Ubuntu LoCo but they told me I had to be Ubuntu all the way. No PCLinuxOS users allowed. Now Ubuntu is announcing their newest release in the same way M$ does. They are having parties in every state that I know of in the US. They explained to me that their understanding of all these distributions of Linux with different names is that they just cause confusion and that there should only be one and that that one should be Ubuntu. This way of thinking is completely against the Linux community and is considered to be a closed source way of thinking. So don’t embrace the Ubuntu community. After all they are fueling Linspire thats owned by M$. In effect by supporting Ubuntu you are supporting M$ in a round about way. Just because Ubuntu seems more simple to use because they do everything for you does not mean you should use it. In fact the reason I don’t like it is because it won’t let you do anything yourself. What’s open source about that? Sounds like another M$ company to me. Even if they don’t sell out they will become the next M$ if they continue this destructive pattern of a one world OS. How can people be innovative if there is no competition? M$ can’t be considered as competition in the distro wars because they are not a Linux distro. It’s nice to be seen on the map by Ubuntu but having Ubuntu represent us all to the world is like having a dictator represent the entire world to another being such as God, space aliens, or another entity. The rest of us need to speak up!

Here is an example of what I’m talking about. Converting .rpm packages to debian.

Below we compare M$ to Ubuntu.

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City Date
The Ubuntu Argentina LoCo Team is proud to announce that Argentina's
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Ubunteros lost in Buenos Aires drop by: you will find a place full of
amicable geeks.

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URGENT! You, your relatives, and friends are in grave danger!

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

First of all if you don’t know what Piracy is or if it’s wrong take this quiz. 

Yes thats right: you are in grave danger of having 25% of your wages garnished for life or even a prison sentence. I (Justin Breithaupt) was listening to KMBI moody radio to what I thought was one of their usual radio talk shows about online piracy when I heard them saying that people, churches, and businesses have been getting viruses that turn their computer (without their knowledge) into a file sharing server that shares illegal copies of music, movies, etc to people all over the world. One of these entities who were prosecuted against was a lady for having downloaded 14 songs. She explained she had no idea what was going on but that did not stop the court from deciding to sue her -$25,000.00 for the music and because all piracy cases also charge the guilty party for the prosecuting lawyer fees she also owed -$250,000.00. The court decided they would garnish 25% of her paychecks for life. All of this because she was using the Windows operating system which is vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. The people who sent the virus out were not caught to my knowledge and most of them probably are not. So while your PC is being used by hackers as a server you get prosecuted and they get off Scott free! My question to you is after hearing this and understanding the consequences for using a vulnerable OS like Windows will you continue to?

This is just one case of many that have been and are going on. You could be next. Anti virus is not enough and you can’t trust your financial wellbeing and your freedom as a US citizen to a computer program that claims to protect you against all viruses that it knows exist, can you? Many people do without knowing it.

So who makes money from pirated software? Well the companies that sue you do and so do the people that pirated the software in the first place that don’t get caught. These pirates sell copies of CDs and DVDs that contain illegal software, music, and videos. So while you are getting busted Miro$oft, music companies, movie companies, and pirates profit. (this article here shows proof Micro$oft is helping software pirates) Does this sound familiar? It should. We allow illegal immigrants to come into our country. We give illegal immigrants social security. The hard working US citizens lose their social security. Steal from the hard working people and give to the criminals and big corporations. So are the big corporations and people that put these laws and practices in power criminals? I think so. So if Micro$oft, music companies, movie companies, and pirates profit why should they have any incentive at all to stop the viruses that cause you to become a victim of this type of piracy?

By this definition of legal procedures anyone who has received a virus that spreads to other computers should be in jail for spreading viruses.

I’m not saying switch to Mac; I’m saying switch to Linux for free. You don’t have to worry about identity theft, file sharing, zombie processes, slow computer performance, crashes, or lost information from Viruses when you use Linux. You do have to worry about giving your info out on the Internet when you should not but there are also tools for Firefox that will tell you when you are not on a secure site. Yes Firefox still gets cookies and once in a blue moon and I mean a very dark blue moon it gets a Trojan virus but this can be instantly fixed by clicking Tools, Clear all private data, and no more viruses. I’ve only had that problem once in my life in Linux. Porn filters work well in Linux too and even if you don’t look at porn it’s a good way of staying away from temptation. You can add these and more add-ons from www.firefox.com . My favorite is fasterfox which speeds up your Internet.

With all the money you will save from switching to Linux (not paying for software, updates, or computer maintenance) you will have an additional $1,500.00+ a year to spend on legal music CDs, Linux compatible hardware, or whatever you wish. After 183.33 years of savings one person could pay off the $275,000.00 debt this lady has to pay or 4 people could pay it off in 45.83 years or 8 people could pay it off in 22.92 years or 20 people could pay it off in just 9.17 years. A fund could be set up in this manner to help free software pirate victims from Micro$oft. But why pay Micro$oft anything? Micro$oft will just advertise more with the extra income. Why not use some of this money to advertise Linux? By advertising Linux people could free themselves from Piracy. It would be like a stop smoking campaign that the government gives money for. However the Government would not give any money for this.

Being addicted to Micro$oft products is a serious problem that needs to be dealt with. I believe the Christian thing to do would be to help spread the truth and make people aware. If you are interested in helping me to start an organization to free those who are innocent software pirate victims and help spread Linux please leave a comment or send e-mail to admin@mindblowingidea.com . Thanks for your support. I’m thinking about using Micro$oft Addicts Anonymous (MAA), Software Pirate Victim Relief Fund (SPVRF), or The Campaign For Freedom (TCF) as a name. Suggestions are welcome.

Here is another example click here.

Is Windows Media Player 11 Watching You?

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I thought Microsoft stuck to monitoring Vista systems but XP could be under surveillance too. If you have read my previous articles this should come as no surprise.

I was working on one of my customer’s computers when I saw this http://usacomputertec.deviantart.com/art/WMP11-66831353

on their screen in their msconfig menu. I disabled it as it does not need to run at start up for normal operation.

If you want to disable this you can click start, run, type msconfig, press enter and choose selective startup. Do the same as shown here.

Further Clarification

Ok so what harm can this cause to my PC? Well others have documented this phenomenon on their computers here and here. Even though I’m not quite sure what all this Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service actually does, I do know some basic things about Windows Media Player.

1. You rip your CDs or Music to your PC.

2. WMP decides to encrypt your music with DRM so it can’t be played on any other device.

3. It reports back to Microsoft all the names of the songs you have on your PC and if they are legal or not.

All of this has been done in many versions of Windows Media Player. I like to ask people some times can your Windows Media Player play DVDs, MP4s, or .MOV video files? No it can only play Windows Media not that other junk that you would surly never use. Everyone should only play Windows Media. This is why Microsoft got sued about 300 billion dollars this last month for monopolizing the market with Windows Media Player.

What I don’t know is what else Microsoft is using Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to monitor. All I know is if it’s anything like Vista it’s bad news. According to this review this process eats up 2 MB of your RAM and 3% of your processor speed. The stated use is so that it can exchange your media with other devices on the network and other players. Disabling this process disables others from being able to gain access to your music from outside your computer. Here we have another article about a Microsoft victim who has a Zune, Xbox360, and Windows Media Player 11. He noticed a speed decrease after he sinked his Zune with Windows Media Player. This process that shares media was at the heart of it all. Yet this Microsoft Partner has a site devoted to identifying the processes that run on your PC and letting you know what to do about them. He seems to recommend getting rid of it. According to Microsoft this process monitors your devices and network 24/7 to make sure everything is in sync. This must surly eat up some processing power. Others claimed it only did this when your system was dormant. Not so. People here notice long loading times when this zombie process is in use.

So is this a zombie process? Well you decide for yourself. Ask yourself these questions:

1. Do I want to share media with all my devices in the world automatically or manually? By automatically I mean that every time you plug in a jump drive it will be scanned and all the media will be added, same with a CD, DVD, or whatever.

2. Do you want to devote 2 MB of RAM and 3% CPU to this process?

3. Do you trust Microsoft?