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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Why People Still Use Windows

CNN calles him a local Linux Hero but Government wants to shut him down.

Vista is Microsoft’s update to ME

Monday, October 1st, 2007

We all remember ME Millennium Edition. The OS that was supoes to make us safe from Y2K. Heck I even bought the upgrade CD. Yes yes this was before I knew about Linux in 2002. So how did they make ME? We know it was rushed into production. Lets take DOS, Windows 98, stir in some NT, but wait hold the NTFS, add some wall papers and graphics. Now stir. Let simmer, OH WAIT NO IT’S BOILING OVER! THERE IS BLUE STUFF ALL OVER THE M$ PROGRAMMING KITCHEN! Well thats ok it still says Millennium Edition and people will need it to feel safe from Y2K.

So whats the recipe for XP? Well lets start working on Project Longhorn but keep it quiet. Shhhh. Operation Longhorn involves incorporating Linux, NT, and DOS into something we will call the Command Prompt. Lets test it out on our customers and get them to tell us whats wrong. It’s an Experimental Prototype. Lets call it XP. Ok now people can play with that and send error reports back to us. While they do that we will keep working on Project Longhorn but when it gets done we want more control over the Consumer and to be able to stop all Software Pirates.

Hey Guys Longhorn is almost ready it’s 2003! We need some kind of name for it. I know lets call the home version or Desktop version Vista. Ya thats it. Ok we have DRM and Trusted Computing built into the Kernel. The problem is we have to get all that to work with our new command prompt. Ok come on programmers make it all work. Oh shoot we can’t get the graphics to work right. Ok guys I’m feeling ambitious. Tell everyone we are working on a 3D desktop. Paint a M$ 🙂 on our outside so everyone thinks we really have something good. Ok now lets keep on going we can make this work. Wait it’s not compatible with anything? Well lets warn the hardware manufacturers and let them make new Vista compatible stuff and new drivers. We don’t have to worry about that besides we don’t even know how to make drivers.

Hey This Is The Big Hardware Corporations. We Can’t Make Drivers Work With Vista. Please Help Us!

No you don’t understand. Everyone will buy Vista you have no choice.

Ok guys lets start making these drivers but just in case look at our other software options. We can help Linux and Mac. Lets do that as well.

Ok Vista is all done. Lets release it to the public.

Here is what the consumers think about it.

One thing I didn’t include was Windows 98 and where it came from. Well here it is.

First there was DOS. DOS could and can only run one program to a time.

So they invented a program that would allow 4 programs to run inside it and it would run on DOS. They called this program Windows 286, then 386, 486, 3.1, 95, and then 98. Nothing changed. Windows was still just a program running on DOS to allow multiple programs to run on DOS.

Windows 2000, NT, and ME were the first attempts to break away from DOS. XP was the first successfull attempt after SP2. SP1 was a failure. They called the new DOS Command Line and it contained a lot of the same stuff that Linux had before XP came out.

Some people liked Windows 2000. They thought it was great. It had the command line in it and seemed to work. Little did people realize that it did not work with games very well or a lot of other applications. But it was far better than XP SP1. XP SP2 is great but Microsoft can’t keep selling XP SP2 forever.

Ok Microsoft I’m Calling You Out!

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Ok Microsoft I’m Calling You Out!

First of all I just recognized your scheme, my question is how long have you been doing this? First I noticed that you released a Virus for the Windows XP OS http://nixedblog.thenixedreport.com/?p=79 to try to get people to move to Vista, now people report that when they update their XBOX 360s their old games like gears of war either won’t work or give them a Red Ring of Death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56-gQq62Hyc The question isn’t if you are trying to make your customers want to use your new products over old ones it’s why you feel you have to sabotage your old products to encourage use of the new ones.

Microsoft Admits Halo 3 Caused Xbox Live Glitches

Microsoft you should be put in jail for your crimes against your customers. I have had customers who had Windows XP Pro installed on their computers and after you sent out your Virus I could not do the updates after a repair install. Not only did I loose a customer because they thought I was incompetent because I was unable to fix the problem because I was unaware of the solution at the time but I have also lost my faith in your company all together. You like to get users to agree to having their computers spied on when they click I agree and install Vista. My question to Microsoft is why should we trust you?

I await your response.

Microsoft’s Response will be shown here.

I got a responce and replied to it.


“Peter” wrote:

> The ‘stealth updates” were updating the “Windows Updater” that’s all, pure
> and simple, and blown out of all proportion mainly by the Windows
> haters/Linux freaks and media that needed something to bite on.

I agree they updated the windows updater and caused an error so that any
time you do a System Repair on an XP install you can’t download any updates
and the stealth updates were done without permission. I have seen this happen
on my customers computers as well. Whenever I try to do a repair and do
updates it won’t work after the stealth update. You are forced to use ZDnet’s
Windows Virus removal instructions to remove this Virus.

> The six month extension is because retailers demanded that XP OEM
> availability be extended as people still wanted it. (Note it referred to
> OEM only)

Right because Users are tired of being forced to use Vista.

> XP still has plenty of time left in its life cycle.

Thats right XP is ok. It’s not the best OS out there but it is much much
better than Vista for several reasons: drivers, compatibility, stability just
to name a few. The only advantage Vista has as an OS is that if you don’t
install any Microsoft software on it or use any Microsoft software on it and
use all open source you don’t get viruses. Programs like Microsoft outlook or
Live Mail get viruses. MSN Explorer gets viruses. Internet Exploder gets
viruses. So as long as you stay away from these apps and even Office 2007
your fine. Thats the improvement. Vista is still too slow and I don’t like
being spied on. Being spied on slows down my PC as well. I understand
Microsoft wanting to make sure I’m not using any pirated software but by
monitoring my computer all the time they are crazy.

> I use both systems quite happily and have no problems with either one.

Oh well I guess you are lucky.

Microsoft Released A Virus! It’s in Your Computer!

Friday, September 28th, 2007

This article is based on information that is provided by many diffrent sources but was first discovered by ZDnet as far as we know.  This is why I am using ZDnet as my primary source.

Microsoft has sent out a Virus to all XP and Vista computers but it only has a negative effect on XP computers. The idea of this virus (assuming it was constructed on purpose) is to make people want to use Vista by making it almost impossible for Techs like myself to fix an XP computer. Wait just a minute you say. Justin is telling me that Microsoft sent out a Virus and it’s on my PC? Yes that is correct. What is the definition of a computer virus?

definition of a computer virus

noun

A computer program that is designed to replicate itself by copying itself into the other programs stored in a computer. It may be benign or have a negative effect, such as causing a program to operate incorrectly or corrupting a computer’s memory.

But does this program from Microsoft actually do this? YES! it may or may not be designed to but it does.
It replicates itself by copying itself into the other programs stored in a computer from the Microsoft server. It does have a negative effect which results in you not being able to do windows updates after trying to repair a Windows XP computer effectively making the customer want to use Vista since it is not affected by this problem yet. It does corrupt the computer’s memory with a bad version of the normal functioning program. So yes it’s a Virus. And you did get it without asking for it.

So how to get rid of it? Click Here http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=817

UPDATED STORY 09/28/07

Further proof that Microsoft has a motive to stop XP from selling. http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=759 

By the way there is also proof that Microsoft Fix it tools don’t actually work in XP. http://nl.com.com/view_online_newsletter.jsp?list_id=e550 

If you are like me and you don’t trust Microsoft any more you can  contact me and let me know if you need to get rid of Microsoft products on your PC and use a superior system made by the people for the people.

Lewis Clark Linux Fest is a First in Lewiston Idaho!

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Click Here for Lewis Clark Linux Fest Full details.

I have colaborated with some fine individuals to start a Linux Fest in Lewiston Idaho.

We need to get a forum up. I have one here. http://wapomeroy.myfreeforum.org/forum5.php

There. That should be plenty good a place to do our thing. Let me know if it is not.

If you use Vista or XP you should read this!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

If you use Vista or XP you should read this by clicking here!

Microsoft’s Religion

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Yes thats right Microsoft has a religion. A belief that if everyone believed in Microsoft and standardized the world to their standards of DRM and business principles the world would be a better place for us all. It all starts here with Bill Gates himself. Following Bill Gates statement we find several references to a Microsoft Religion.

“To me, the most critical thing in the hobby market right now is the lack of good software courses, books and software itself. Without good software and an owner who understands programming, a hobby computer is wasted. Will quality software be written for the hobby market? … The fact is, no one besides us has invested a lot of money in hobby software. We have written 6800 BASIC, and are writing 8080 APL and 6800 APL…” (translation because we invest more money than anyone else into software it has to be better and any other software is a waste.)

“To them there is only one true religion — Microsoft and NT. They’ve been drinking the poison punch — which is their problem. But then they hypocritically run around and call everyone else zealots.

Zealot: A fanatically committed person. A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm for a cause. Blind faith in a point of view, and an unwillingness to consider or concede to alternatives.

So who is more the zealot? The person that is fighting for more choice, or the person who is fighting to eliminate it?”

found at http://www.mackido.com/Thought/Zealot.html

“I’ve been reading Scoble since I arrived at the blogsphere, mostly as a news source: A human filter who filters the news so that it might not alter my faith in Microsoft Religion, add some opinions of his own, and boldly debunk some of the facts that could make the heretics lure out the faithful.” found at http://blog.yuvisense.net/2006/12/30/statbot-analysis-of-scobleizercom-%E2%80%93-part-0-general-statistics/

Ross noted that people have placed their faith in Microsoft Windows.” found at http://www.welchco.com/sd/08/00101/02/95/09/15/123020.HTM

Here is a good one http://blogs.geekdojo.net/richard/archive/2005/05/31/8434.aspx

“Microsoft Zealots would support you, but…

Microsoft Zealots would support you, but they are too busy rebooting, reloading, and reformatting.

Atleast I seem to be. I deleted a couple icons from my start menu and now I have lost rights to most of my control panel options. OS X doesn’t seem to do this. Not saying that Apple has a superior OS, just that their OS doesn’t appear to have this problem.” from ZDNET http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-11408-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=34846&messageID=640933&start=0 

 “Re: “the Microsoft zealots”

IMO, based on 15+ in the I.T. world, most corporate “Microsoft zealots” are not people that truly love Microsoft. They are people who know very little about anything else. Their evangelism of Microsoft is more a case of personal survival than a belief that a MS product is the best choice for a particular project. On the other hand, there are few Mac/Linux fans that aren’t already very familiar with MS.

There’s nothing wrong with being a fan of a particular type of software as long as you give priority to the needs of your customers (even if they are the users in your company).

If you do, then you will find yourself using Linux, Macs, and/or Windows, if you select best in class for your projects.”

From ZDnet http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-9590-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=9500&messageID=189199&start=-9577 

This reminds me of a fictional race of people known as the borg. They had faith that resistance to their ways was futile and that they would rule the universe. They were incapable of thinking otherwise. They continued to spread like locusts and forced their will on others. Their blind faith in their accomplishments was in vein. This is similar to the Titanic and other forces at work. Even when Microsoft has their doubts they paint on a smiley face on the outside.

Perhaps Microsoft’s religion is similar to that of the Germans in World War I and II who believed that if any of them who doubted or found fault with the new German ideals would be terminated? In any case a belief that any organization dominating the world will bring peace is a false belief as has been proved threw ought history. Now Microsoft is pushing a global internet company idea.

So there you go chew on that and get back to me.

A little news. Microsoft is loosing, FOX News is helping Linux! Tons of new stuff.

Friday, September 21st, 2007

A little news. Microsoft is loosing, FOX News is helping Linux! Tons of new stuff.

Intel open-source project to make Linux better

http://www.computerworlduk.com/green-computing/ENV/VendorWatch

/news/index.cfm?newsid=5278

FOX likes the penguin http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,297501,00.html

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=850&num=1

Microsoft Office? http://scitech.teambio.org/2007/09/19/oh-so-thats-why-

openoffice-isnt-as-good-as-ms-office/

Microsoft ordered to hand over Windows secrets after

losing appeal over record ‘monopoly’ fine

Microsoft sued over WGA spyware allegations in China

I redid my Linux site on www.mindblowingidea.com

Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal

Windows software

Microsoft will have to offer Windows without Media Player

Microsoft reaction

Microsoft has lost its appeal against a record 497m euro (£343m; $690m) fine imposed by the European Commission

The Highly Unreliable Times 19-17-07 Issue 3

Monday, September 17th, 2007

This is the Highly Unreliable Times Issue 3. Click Here TheHighlyUnreliableTimes19-17-07

There is some new and interesting news in this issue as well as my personal blogs. Feel free to comment. Let me know if there is anything you want in the next issue.

From Zero to Holy $&*#!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

In the course of human events, stupidity may occur.  Dan Marshall, a friend of mine once told me the following:

“Evil will screw you over.  Stupid will screw everybody over!”

This is the very reason why I am not a fan of the MPAA and RIAA, otherwise known as the movie and music mafias respectively.  I want you to imagine this for a moment: Microsoft does not have a monopoly and it would seem to be impossible for them to become one, right?  Well, what if I were to tell you that there may be an opening for them to become one by default?

You think this is crazy, don’t you?  Allow the education to begin…

Problem > Reaction > Solution.

It is a three part scenario taught to me over and over again.  Imagine if a terrorist, real or imagined (or labeled… take your pick), were to run a Linux-based system and were to get “caught.”  A problem, or a perceived problem has arrived, and the people react with fear.  Restrictions do not quite work, as one could easily run virtual machine software in order to keep running Linux-based systems.  There is one problem: It is quite easy for an influential group or groups to create imaginary problems so that an audience that is targeted will indeed react and then request they solve the problem.

What if Linux and Free and Open Source Software became illegal to use due to “national security?”  Never mind the fact that the American military uses it.  Never mind the fact that Microsoft funded both political parties in the year 2000.  Never mind that Richard Stallman has accused Microsoft of enabling terrorism in the first place.

So what can be done?  Like helios, I would also recommend showing everyone you know that there are alternatives to Windows.  There needs to be advertising, especially on television.  Now imagine if a commercial were seen during the SuperBowl!  However, everyone must work quickly!  The Tux Project is a good place to start for those who have no idea where to start.  I am doing my part by attempting to blitz radio talk show hosts, starting with the political underground.  Look on that very site for a suggestion pertaining to that soon enough.  Either way, it’s time to get to work, now!  The more people who are using FOSS, the better.