I had to release this version 0.0.1.1 because I was violating the GPL and other licenses in the previous version because what I was stating was misunderstood. So now I have released the politically correct, graphically enhanced, genetically altered, and morally sound version (drum role) 0.0.1.1 . The video on my site is fuzzy and out of focus and if someone could do a better one I would appreciate it. I would even replace the one I have with it. I need people to help me by submitting feedback to my forums on SF.net. Don’t be afraid to flame me there I won’t ban you unless you decide to use foul language or try to make others angry.
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Welcome to Ultumix Linux OS. The OS designed for Windows users by previous Windows Users.
Go to www.mindblowingidea.com/Ultumix to get the latest copy via Torrent (recommended) or FTP. If you want to know more about Ultumix Linux Click the FTP link and open the .pdf in your browser or read the summery on the www.mindblowingidea.com/Ultumix web page. We also will have a video demo up on our site shortly. 🙂 Ultumix v0.0.1.0 is very stable. I haven’t had any problems with it yet. Please let me know about any issues you may have in the SF.net forum. Moderators are needed for the IRC chat. Ultumix Linux is a remaster of PCLinuxOS and the source code can all be found in the PCLinuxOS repositories and in the SF.net packman project.
I used some cool 1 liners that I hadn’t seen out there and decided to start selling some stuff to help support my distro and Komputers4Kids. On average we will make about $5.00 on every purchase you make and 1/4th of that (it will be more than 1/4th in the future) will go towards Komputers4Kids. Simply click this link to view my items. Thanks for your support.
In the future I intend on just staying positive and leaving it to others that want to bash people. Im not saying its right Im just saying that word will get out. Justice will be served. Its 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 its 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 werent for Vixta I would have never gotten the idea for the interface, if it hadnt 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 didnt 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 dont 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 dont give enough credit to PCLinuxOS.
Windows users complained in the past that in Linux you cant 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.
Ultumixs 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)
Download it here
After getting all but one bug out of the system (the Grub picture) and making sure I didnt have any offensive non-free packages installed I released Ultumix v0.0.0.4. Some dont 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. Its like saying GNU/Linux or Linux. Does it matter? GNU/Linux contains GNU Software. Linux is the Kernel. Nuf said.
Warning! This is what happens when you try to improve the PCLinuxOS distro and remaster it. Click here for a full view.
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.
How to get the Micro$oft out of your Windows XP computer in a couple easy steps!
Video Demo best seen in full screen.
(May also work on Vista)
First of all why do this? Well it is a known fact that without Internet Explorer, Outlook, and some other Micro$oft components your PC should be Virus free. Also Microsoft is monitoring what you are doing and indexing your files on your PC. After you do this they won’t be able to do that any more. You should be aware though that you agreed to let Microsoft do this when you installed any of their newer software packages like Office 2007 or One Care.
Important: before you do this click start, and Right Click on My Computer and hit properties. Make sure automatic updates are turned off.
- Go to www.firefox.com, download and install it.
- Go to www.mozilla.com, download and install Mozilla Thunderbird.
- Go to www.download.com, download VLC player and Media Monkey Player, Install them as well.
- Reboot and go into Safe mode by pressing F8 several times durring boot up.
- Click Start, Control Panel, Add Remove Programs, Add Remove Windows Components.
- Remove Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, and Windows Media Player.
- They are not gone yet.
- After removing them get out of all of that and click Start, My Comptuer, C:, Program Files, Internet Explorer.
- At this time click Tools, Folder Options, and View. Now go threw the list and check all items that start with Display, Uncheck all items that start with Hide and click Show hidden files and folders. Click Apply and then OK.
- You will now see more files than before. Without closing this window for Internet Explorer click Start, My Computer, C:, Program Files, Mozilla Firefox, click Edit, Select All, Edit, Copy. Now click back on your Internet Explorer Window and hit Edit, Paste. Go back to the Mozilla Firefox folder. Copy firefox.exe to the desktop (do not create a shortcut), right click on it and rename it to IEXPLORER.EXE. Copy it into the Internet Explorer folder over top of the existing IEXPLORER.EXE file. You have just gotten rid of Internet Explorer for good.
- Do the same for Outlook by replacing it with Mozilla Thunderbird, Replace Windows Media Player with VLC or Media Monkey. Whichever you like. Reboot and it will all work just fine. DO NOT DO ANY WINDOWS UPDATES THREW www.windowsupdate.com.
- Use Windiz updates to update in firefox. Go to http://windowsupdate.62nds.com/ and then copy a shortcut to the site to the desktop. Rename another .exe file such as firefox.exe to wupdmgr.exe and copy it over wupdmgr.exe in C:, Windows, System32. You may also wish to replace wuauclt1.exe and wuauclt.exe as well. This may cause firefox to pop up unexpectantly but it will block Windows Update.
- Now download and install Avast, Spybot, and Clamwin. After you configure them to autoprotect and update you are done. You should not get any more viruses.
- DO NOT! Install Microsoft Office 2007, One Care, Windows Media Player 11 or any other Micro$oft software from Micro$oft.
To Disable those annoying balloons at the bottom of the screen that want you to turn on automatic updates.
- Open the Control Panel
- Double-click on the Security Center icon
- Click on the option “Change the way Security Center alerts me”
- Uncheck the alert settings boxes you wish and click Ok
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
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