For those who are already not familiar with the whole incident, Daniel_K, a community modder, was recently threatened with potential legal action by Creative Labs. He was altering Windows XP drivers so that many sound cards from Creative would have full functionality in Windows Vista. Keep your eyes peeled everyone. I will be providing updates as time progresses.
Archive for March, 2008
My name is Justin Breithaupt with Computer Rescue and a customer of mine just recently ordered 20 PCs from me. I have some contacts that can get me computers at unbelievably low prices.
These PCs will be as follows:
2.0 Ghz or faster single core AMD AM2 processor,
80 GB HD Space,
1 GB RAM,
128 MB Nvidia PCI Express x16 video card.
My normal selling price is $300.00 but I will give a $50.00 discount to students, charities, churches, ect.
Call for details about adding 17″ LCD monitors for very low prices. Quantity lowers the prices.
This offer will only be available until Tuesday April 1st 2008. This is no April Fools!
Also ask about our cheap laptops.
(money received from this sale will go towards expanding my business in my local town, helping Ultumix GNU/Linux by hiring programmers to help out, and buying a few of these computers to keep them in stock)
Thomas Holbrook II | *NIXEDBLOG
This article is cross posted, so take note.
I wish I did not have to do this. I was requested not to make a public spectacle of it, but as it turns out, somebody else has done it for me. In the WE ARE *NIXED blog, I talked about how a certain vehicle’s transmission went upchuck. They still need to get the blasted thing replaced, but are in need of funds in order to do so. That is why I am going to make a spectacle of this.
Laugh at me if you will. However, I have never seen a person with the passion that they have for helping out kids who need a computer to do their assignments now that many schools down in Texas are requiring one or the alternative….alternate assignments, which can be a humiliating thing. I have also never seen a FOSS advocate with so much energy. Yes, I am making a spectacle of this, because there are times when a steering wheel needs to be yanked in times of an emergency. This is one of them.
Any situation can be assessed as pretty dire when it involves a vehicle that just will not budge anymore. However, when the wife of the advocate starts pleading for assistance, then that should be an indication of how dire said situation actually is. I myself have no choice but to follow the orders of helios. I was asked not to give a single drop in that bucket at this point. I have no choice, because I am completely broke until Thursday. However, what I can do will be more powerful than any amount of cash I can drop down in the near future. By clicking here, you will be taken to the appropriate page for donation purposes. So please, if you can, help this person out a little bit.
I like Writer. It is quite flexible. So flexible that I can do a bunch of copy, paste, and rearrange to the point where I can set up an entire page to look how I want it to. Throw in the fact that I can move images anywhere I want in the document among other nifty features, such as PDF export, and I have an overall decent desktop publishing solution. So it looks like I will be using OpenOffice.org Writer for now as it is more flexible for what I want to do with it than Scribus.
Thomas Holbrook II | *NIXEDBLOG
This will likely be cross-posted. I have updated the website to where it is now a portal. For now, there will be four sections on said portal:
- News Area: This is where the Content Management System (CMS) is at. News from multiple avenues will be posted there. I will warn you that signing up is intentionally disabled to prevent spam bots from infesting the site.
- *NIXEDBLOG: The site’s blog, which uses WordPress, will still remain on the website.
- Forums: Trust me when I say this…. the forums will become more active in the future.
- WE ARE *NIXED: That’s right. A link to this blog is on the portal as well. How is that for keeping things simple?
I have not figured out what software I am going to use yet. I am torn between OpenOffice.org and Scribus. The purpose of the WE ARE *NIXED blog is to chronicle success stories concerning migrations to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) platforms and applications. It is a very specific focus, and I am currently looking for more authors. So please let me know if you are interested. Thank you for your time.
Thomas Holbrook II | *NIXEDBLOG
WE ARE *NIXED! That is the new blog that I have created, which was inspired by the group known as We Are Change. Imagine a group similar, but with the focus being on Microsoft and computer technology. That would be the aim of the WE ARE *NIXED blog. I am also going to be doing some dramatic changes to the website very soon. I am truly looking forward to doing so. Please click here for more details.
The long awaited Ultumix 0014 is out. It comes in 3 flavors but all are based on KDE. Screenshots here. Ultumix Standard Edition: Requires: 128 MB of System RAM, 7 GBs of Hard Drive Space, and a 800 Mhz CPU or greater. Recommended: 512 MBs to 1 GB of System RAM, 25 GBs of Hard Drive Space, and a 2.0 Ghz CPU or greater. What’s Included? In Ultumix Standard Edition you will find that all of the office programs you need for home use and business use are there. There are financial programs like KmyMoney and GNUCASH which can import your quick books files as well and help you do your taxes. You can convert your Microsoft Office documents that you had on your Windows computer into .PDF files if you like or open and edit them in OpenOffice.org first. You can view and make Power Point presentations. There are a few games to help you ease your grueling work day. You can also convert Microsoft Works documents into readable, editable OpenOffice.org documents. You can hook up any digital camera or digital video recorder and save your pictures and video to your PC. With Cinelerra you can edit your video just like the big boys in Hollywood do it. Ultumix SE also has a Windows user friendly start up menu that has the programs categorized under All Programs, Accessories, ect. just like what you were use to in Windows 98. You can also run Windows 98, 2000, 95, and NT programs pretty well and some XP programs as well. You can install Printmaster. If you look for instructions on the Internet you can even install Microsoft Office 2003. Do you or your friends need an office program to open your documents you send them? Well all they need to do is go to www.openoffice.org and they can collaborate with you. This distribution comes with free 24 hour support and a chat room where we can all exchange information. The forums work well too. Ultumix SE has all new sound effects that make your computer sound like something from Star Trek. Ultumix Gamer Edition:
Requires: 512 MB of System RAM minimum, 10 GBs of HD space, and a 1.5 Ghz CPU or greater,
an Nvidia video card with 128 MB of memory.
Recommended: 1-2 GB of System RAM,
50 GBs of Hard Drive Space, and a 2.2 Ghz CPU or greater.
an Nvidia video card with 256 MB of memory.
What’s Included? Everything that is in Ultumix Standard Edition is included however there are two missing packages that you will need to install from the Add / Remove Programs icon on the desktop using owner as the password. The packages are: build-essential and g++. This is a simple process that needs to be done before installing any 3D video drivers as instructed in the Read Me First file located on the Desktop.
There are over 128 Games in Ultumix GE. (yes I tested them and they do work) Same Gnome, Sudoku, Tetravex, Armage tron Advanced, Bug Squish, b zflag, Circus Linux!, Cuyo, Eins tein, FlightGear, Gterinet Tet ri net client, Heroes, Keepalive, KQ, lbreakout 2, Lincity, Madbo mber, Metal Blob Solid (blob wars), Super tuxkart, Torcs, Track balls, TuxKart, TuxMath, TuxTyping, Vectoroids, Dos box Emulator, Fiveor More, Four – in – a – Row, Gnometris, Klots ki, Mines, Nibbles, Airstrike, Ksirtet, Ks mileTris, Ktro n, Tux p uck, Alien Arena, Barrage, Ene mylines 3, Epiphany, Frets on Fire, Frozen – Bubble, glTron, Holotz Castle, koules, Monsterz, Never ball, Never putt, Overgod, Pengupop, pydance, rroot age, Scorched 3D, Slune, SolarWolf, Tower Toppler, Tremulous, Warsow, Zatacka, DefendGuin, Kgoldrunner, SuperTux, Planet Penguin Racer, Kbounce, Emilia Pinball, KfoulEggs, Kolf, Robots,
KsnakeRace, KspaceDuel, Kasteroids, Fyrdman, KCC, Keepalive, KtickTacTux, Childs play (includes a bunch of games), Educational suite Gcompris, Potato Guy, Freeciv, Fyrdman, Kato mic, Kbattles hip, Kju mpingCube, Klickety, Kmines, knetwalk, Kolor Lines, Konquest, Ksokoban, NetPanzer, OpenCity, SameGame, Stratagus, Warzone 2100, AMOR, Kodo, KteaTime, KworldClock,
Extra Games: (these games must be installed by the user following a second Read Me)
Mania Drive, Urban Terror, Legends 3D, America’s Army, Spring, Enemy Territory,
There are also added programs in GE. It is recommended that you also install the Ultimate Edition or UE upgrade package.
I think the extra download time is worth it. Ultumix Ultimate Edition: Well what Ultimate Edition is, is a tiny download of an .iso file that you will use with aptoncd to install the top rated extra apps for Debian. If you want to know what programs come in the package go to www.ultumix.com . Also you will find that this package will fix bugs automatically in Ultumix Gamer Edition. ( a few packages were removed before compiling Gamer Edition by mistake that caused a few bugs )