Archive for April, 2008

How Ultumix GNU/Linux can save you over $10,000.00 a year and recent news…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

How Ultumix GNU/Linux can save you over $10,000.00 a year.

The current Price of Windows Vista Ultimate: $209.99 – $319.99

Microsoft Office 2007 Professional: $500.00

Norton 360 V2.0: $79.99

Quickbooks: $700.00

PC Game Average Price $46.99 x 128 = $6,014.42

Nero CD DVD burning software $59.99

SONY Vegas Movie Studio $89.99

Adobe PhotoShop $624.99

Microsoft Money Plus $59.99

The Bible $10.00

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 $689.99

Adobe DramWeaver $398.99

Synaptic Backup Utility $382.99

Windows Server Enterprise 2008 $2,799.99

Loosing All Of Your Data! $Priceless.00

Total: $12,731.32

These programs would be needed to replace the functionality you get with Ultumix GNU/Linux. Also you could still get Viruses with Microsoft.

Recent News.

Well we have been wanting to start from scratch for a long time now. Ultumix was first based on PCLinuxOS and then (and currently) on Linux Mint KDE 4.0. Now we want to start over and base our distribution on either Ubuntu 8.10 or Slackware with both a KDE interface and Gnome. Basically here is what it is in a nut shell:

The KDE based version will be like the current Ultumix but with more hardware support and it will be less bloated. We also want to make a 64 bit version.

The Gnome based version will have the mac4lin interface so that it will be more friendly for Mac users. If we can get someone to donate a Macintosh computer to us for use we will compile a version for the Mac as well.

We also have the 2008 Olympus Rally Race up and running now where people can view the race and the pictures of the race at .

Jack Blood In Need of Assistance.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Thomas Holbrook II | *NIXEDBLOG

Jack Blood, the host of Deadline Live on Genesis Communications Network is in need of assistance. He recently suffered a broken leg and currently has no insurance. Those who are interested in helping may donate through the widget below. Another alternative involves copying and pasting this widget to other sites and blogs.

Tux At The Races and the new Ultumix phone number.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Area1 As you can see here Tux is at the races!

Tux at the Olympus Rally (X-Games Tryout) was a success. We had 2  4×4 foot signs up at Area 1 and Area 2 and one sign each at area 3 and 4. People asked me about the signs as well. The video and the rest of the pictures will be up soon on the internet at just click 2008 Olympus Rally.

NEW!* Call: (865) 329-7705 You will be charged as if you were making a local phone call!

Revere Radio Becoming an FM Station?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Thomas Holbrook II | *NIXEDBLOG

Robb Revere has announced that Revere Radio Network is in the process of becoming a Low Power FM Station.

“We will be able to do so much more with LPFM then ever before. As we have witnessed in towns and communities all across the United States, LPFM intercepts the daily messages brought to you by the mainstream gurus and replaces it with alternative information like you currently hear on Revere Radio Network. It brings people together. It gives people purpose and a sense of inspiration to put down the remote control and pick up a sign saying whatever it is they have to say, and hold it on the street corner for everyone to hear and see.”

The cost for the license is $7,000 and the deadline for completing all of the pertinent paperwork is October 8, 2008. Those who are interested in alternative media, especially Internet radio, that talks about things not commonly discussed on major media outlets, whether or not there is agreement on the subjects covered, may assist Robb Revere in the process by donating to him through their ChipIn widget shown below.

Linux on ESPN This Weekend! April 19-20 2008

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Justin Breithaupt | *NIXEDBLOG

You read right! Watch ESPN on the 19th and 20th. Ultumix GNU/Linux will be on ESPN this weekend in Garfield County. As you see here on the Map there are 6 courses. 4 of these races have spectator areas. I will be putting up 2 billboards at each of these spectator areas with the Tux Penguin and ULTUMIX.COM written on top. Click Here To See The Bill Board Design. The Race is known as the Olympus Rally. since they will be driving past 2 spectator spots every day I will be making 4 signs and posting 2 at each of the two tracks each day. I don’t know if I will sell many computers or get any donations but I’m sure that these signs will be worth the $10.00 laminate board I’m putting them on. 🙂 If your in the local area and this race was anything like last year’s race I hope to see you there.

If you would like to help by donating to this cause please go to and donate ASAP. Thanks.

To digg this article please go here.

New Viruses that Can and Will Destroy Your Computer!

Friday, April 11th, 2008

by Justin Breithaupt


Ladies and Gentlemen I can finally say that my worst nightmare has become a reality. So what could be so bad? Well back when I was younger I thought of a computer virus that could literally destroy a computer. How? Well there is this little chip that controls all of the power settings and the boot sequence of your entire computer. Some call it the BIOS and some call it the CMOS but whatever you call it it’s the flash ROM thats in your computer. So I thought to myself what if someone made a virus that reprogrammed the BIOS / CMOS to tell the rest of the computer to put out maximum watts and volts that were possible and fry the machine? Then I was approached by a man that told me of such a virus that exists about 6 months ago. I didn’t think anything like this was out on the internet but I guess now I’m wrong.

I spoke to some computer techs in the Lewiston Clarkston area that work on Microsoft Windows Vista and XP computers. They told me that there are two viruses that do two different things and one of them makes your computer useless. Evidently one of these new viruses does reprogram your BIOS or CMOS but it does not fry your computer. All this virus does is make your computer into a door stop by telling the BIOS / CMOS to never let your computer start again. What’s even better is if you pull the Hard Drive out and run it in another computer the virus puts itself into that computer as well.

The second virus removes all administrative rights to your computer and gives them to some other guy somewhere else who now controls your computer. We don’t know what this guy uses your computer for but we can only assume it’s not good.

In case your wondering I have seen computers with these viruses for myself and they are real.

So why didn’t I know about these viruses? Well it’s pretty simple really. I don’t get Viruses on my computer and if one of my customers gets one they usually choose to switch to the GNU/Linux system and I just back up all their personal information, pictures, ect. and copy them over. This does put me at a bit of a disadvantage because I am out of touch with the frustration that most Windows users experience from Viruses, Intruders, Spyware, Trojans, and Adaware.

To All the Little Guys Out There

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Thomas Holbrook II | *NIXEDBLOG

In an effort to bring attention to some of the lesser known distros out there, a new e-mail address has been created.  It may be used for purposes of announcing a new release, updates, news, and more.  One question that comes to mind may be, “What is the point to all of this?”  There are already distro news sites such as Distrowatch, but some distributions are bound to not be listed on even the most mammoth of sites.  There are distros out there that are not getting attention, despite potential technical merit.  In other words, there is a void that needs to be filled.

For those who are a part of a distro and who want to make announcements concerning their distro, here is the e-mail address:  The following is a list of subject lines that may be used to simply communication:

  • Release: Whether it is alpha or a final release.  By using this in your subject line, you are indicating that a distro has been released.
  • Update: This can pertain to updates for the distro in question, such as new versions of software suites or security updates.  Since online repositories are often used, information pertaining to repository updates, such as changing repository addresses and more, may also use this word in their subject line.
  • Site: Any news pertaining to the distro’s website may use this word.
  • Staff: Any news pertaining to changes in developers, webmasters, etc… This can come in handy when announcing a new developer coming on board or a new leader being elected (depending on the distro).

Of course, when using either of the above, it may be a good idea to indicate the name of the distro before the word.  The format would be as follows: [Distro Name] [News Type]  For example, if Linux Mint were about to change the location of one of their repositories, the following would work: Mint Update

Information on Released Distros

If a new release is available, then the version number of said distro should suffice.  However, it is recommended to offer as much information as possible.  For example, what version of the Linux kernel does it use?  If a different kernel is used altogether (other than Linux) then what version is that kernel?  Which web browser is included?  What about e-mail clients and office suites?  How about the version of or XFree86?

Where that Information Goes

The information provided will be posted in the news section on THE *NIXED REPORT website.  If a longer release is available on the distro’s website, a link will be created so the rest of the announcement can be read.

The power of seeders! Share and Share alike.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008


The above picture was taken today after looking at my Ktorrent Server.

Yesterday people could not stop complaining about how long it was taking to get Ultumix GNU/Linux and over 23 people were leeching off of it. What is amassing is that this 4 GB download went from 23 lechers and 1 – 2 seeders to 8 seeders and 1 lecher in such a short time.

This is why it’s important to leave your torrent client open for at least 24 hours after you finish downloading so that you upload to others and get more credit. Also when you share more and get more points for sharing you end up getting faster download rates.

Thank you to those of you who made this possible. Also if you want to download Ultumix GNU/Linux Gamer Edition the time is now while there are still 8 seeders. This probably won’t last long.