Gates CAN afford to reimburse us
for the time we waste fighting with his products!
And California has finally pushed hard enough for a
to provide up provide up to $1.1 billion in benefits!
If you hurry!
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Windows XP Shows the Direction Microsoft is Going.
(This one is a MUST READ!!!!)
"Microsoft has been repeatedly found guilty of antitrust violations but
it has not yet been held accountable for its actions.
It continues to crush innovation, competition, and consumer choice in the
Attorney General Tom Reilly said the settlement was so wrong-headed that its
approval by U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly represented an
abuse of her discretion.
Is the Palladium
- aka 'Fritz' chip to protect YOU?...
Or to protect THEM by CONTROLLING YOU!???
Now Microsoft has changed Palladium's name to...
"next-generation secure computing base"
(to disguise the guilty?)
Learn about m$ XP,
Cracked Passport, Hotmail, ...
that the "Microsoft 'Dream' Includes
A Passport For Every Person"!
According to a
business plan introduced into evidence in the Microsoft antitrust trial April 22,
2002, the company's "dream" with the Passport online
identification and authentication system was to "create the
largest and most leveragable database of profiles on the planet" and
"A subscription relationship with every user on the
Microsoft already claims the existence of 200 million Passport accounts.
then... Sign Out of Passport!
(100 news articles; FAQ on Microsoft Passport and Windows XP;
Complaints against Microsoft to the
Senate Judiciary Comm., House, FTC, and much, much more!)
Windows professionals have to say... and "A
few more eXPeriences"!
It's not too late to "Close the Gates"!
How about this piece of "hype"!?:
""We really looked at the fact that customers were letting us know
this was a problem,
and decided to break out the monthly cycle to protect
said Stephen Toulouse, security program manager at Microsoft.
He added that Microsoft plans to issue another set of patches
on its regular monthly release date next week."
a news story on Yahoo Feb. 2, 2004)
Because they apparently already have more patches ready to release,
but won't until "next week",
My question is: How does reducing a weekly release of security patches to a monthly schedule
make Microsoft systems ANY better!????
And what about the fear of exploits for week number 2, 3, and 4 of
a "regular" month?
Microsoft Trial News and
Microsoft Trial Cases
(Thanks to Unidos, Inc. for the compilation.)
"Seriously though, discussing solutions in the context
of Microsoft's inherently insecure e-mail software
"There are so many holes in the Microsoft environment that any [worthy] hacker ...
is like deciding what kind of paint you're going to put on the barn once the
Security Watch - P.J. Connolly
"Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4 and 5 allows almost
any Web site you visit to read all the files on your hard disk."
"Window Manager" - Brian Livingston's article:
flaws in Internet Explorer and Outlook: Now you can receive e-mails that read
"And, because recent versions of Outlook and Outlook Express use IE's code base to
display complex e-mail messages,
even an e-mail you receive can read all about you."
No attachment is required.
"Microsoft admitted that the problem was in the Windows
operating system, and not IE.
So much for the virtues of integration. ... if
Bill Gates, Chairman of the Borg, expects us to take him seriously when
he prattles on about "trustworthy computing" (insert sound of snickering here)
he's going to have to deliver on the goods a lot more quickly."
Connolly's article sub titled: "Bloated Microsoft incapable of timely response
to security problems in its software")
"The problem with Microsoft's .NET is that it
is designed to establish Microsoft as the controlling entity of the future of network
computing. ... It is going to provide the authentication services that allow
Microsoft to control how people use platforms and tools. It is the only way
Microsoft can thrive in the post-PC world." -
"the company's lust for control over the market takes precedence over the
well-being and security of its customers. For example, Microsoft is hard at work
devising ways to lock you into a system where you pay on a continual basis to use a
Microsoft application. Microsoft is not doing this because it is the best solution
for its customers. Microsoft is simply running out of ways to entice you to pay for
upgrades to its cash-cow applications. If that doesn't elicit a feeling of righteous
indignation when you get your next blue screen of death or lose data to an e-mail
Trojan horse, I don't know what will." -
"It is necessary to stress that there is no position more anti-competitive
than that of the big software producers, which frequently abuse their dominant
position, since in innumerable cases they propose as a solution to problems
raised by users: "update your software to the new version" (at the user's expense,
naturally); furthermore, it is common to find arbitrary cessation of technical
help for products, which, in the provider's judgment alone, are "old"; and so,
to receive any kind of technical assistance, the user finds himself forced to
migrate to new versions (with non-trivial costs, especially as changes in hardware
platform are often involved). And as the whole infrastructure is based on
proprietary data formats, the user stays "trapped" in the need to continue using
products from the same supplier, or to make the huge effort to change to another
environment (probably also proprietary)."
Congressman Villanueva's April, 2002 reply letter to Microsoft
is going to figure out how to break in,"
Check these MS "features":
IE5 reeling again after two new bugs discovered:
IE 4 bug opens users' hard drives;
IE 4 bug could compromise security
IE 4 hole exposes local files"the security hole is not an error in code"
IE 4 security hole lets a Web site operator view specific files on user's hard drive.
(affects 4.x and most 3.x versions of Internet Explorer. Their patch is only available for the 4.01 browser)
Evidence again! Micro$oft is
more concerned about your upgrade $ than your
Their 'spin' is: "for such an exploit to work, a Web site author would have to
know the exact name and location of the file he or she wished to view".
We ask YOU: Are your personal financial accounts stored in a
Quicken, MS Money, or MYM default directory?
Then it would be quite easy for YOUR security to be compromised, wouldn't it!!!
Maybe the MS site looks for unregistered copies of MS software!??? Think about it!
By default, where does IE go when starting!??? What else are they doing that we don't yet know?
Sound like Big Brother? Beware... Big brother Gates
can affort it!
Help with Microsoft Annoyances (Synonyms!) including Office
"Just by surfing the Web with Internet Explorer, attackers can
install anything at will on your system and you won't even know it, ...
attackers can use any kind of HTML content to install a Trojan."
"Users can ... use a non-vulnerable browser,"
such as Netscape
Ken Dunham, the director of malicious code for iDefense
Using Internet Exporer 5.x or 6.0? Don't assume that your
connection is actually secure!
"The SSL security indicator in Internet Explorer 5.x and
6.0 doesn't mean you're secure".
Brian Livingston reports that unlike Mozilla and Netscape, "IE doesn't
stability, speed-up Windows and even remove Internet Explorer!"
And instead of Micro$oft Office, download and use OpenOffice.org!
overview of the security risks and countermeasures
associated with Internet connectivity for home users!
"NT software glitches
leave Navy Smart Ship dead in the water"
"Because of politics, some things are being forced on us ... like Windows NT..."
Testimony In Microsoft Antitrust Case
Perhaps you should read this
some of Internet Explorer's less known and rather
intrust YOUR data to MS's
"Think long and hard before you install MS I.E. 4.0 and cause it to replace
your desktop. It can mix private, trusted information on your hard disk with
untrusted information from the Web. Some have also
that if you decide
to uninstall the browser, removing it may cause problems with your system!"
(We needed to completely re-install WinVirus95 before we had a working system again!)
Does NT stand for
NaughTy or just
"NT makes the easy stuff easy, and the rest impossible.
Unix makes everything possible, but nothing too easy."
(Nobody ever said the best was easy... just worth it!)
On 11/6/2000, a federal judge ruled that
must pay software maker Bristol Technology $3.7 million in legal fees
in addition to the $1 million it was ordered to pay the company in September
for unfair trade practices.
SCO wins battle for us against MS arrogance!
MICROSOFT RELEASES SCO FROM OBLIGATION TO INCLUDE,
AND PAY ROYALTIES ON, OUTDATED UNIX CODE
Action Results from Antitrust Probe and Objection by European Commission
Mar. 11, 1998 Internet World keynote quote:
Pure Java will continue to win wide
support among enterprise users despite Microsoft's effort.
"Microsoft tells users and developers what to do"
instead of listening to them, he said.
(Edward Zander, Chief Operating Officer of Sun Microsystems, the creators of Java)
What Java is NoT!
"Microsoft has created a new Windows development tool which appears
to be based on the Java language. However, it does not appear to meet
the fundamental criteria that define a Java implementation. In fact,
it falls so far from the Java "tree" that Sun is widely expected to seek
an injunction against the deployment of the product, claiming
breach of contract and trademark dilution."
(Brett Glass's summary of his 3/11/1998 article:
"Visual J++ 6.0: Java it Ain't")
US National Security Alert!!!
Microsoft and our government think security is just a game?
Apparently!!! NT software
glitches leave Navy Smart Ship dead in the water"
"Because of politics, some things are being forced on us ... like Windows NT...
If we used Unix, we would have a system that has less of a tendency to go down."
Justice Prevails In Browser Bundling Battle
Microsoft must now allow computer makers to bundle competing
browsers such as Netscape's Communicator with their machines.
"Competitors and innovators should know that their products can compete on
their own merits, and not be snuffed out by Microsoft's use of monopoly power"
(Joel Klein, U.S. assistant attorney general for antitrust on 1/22/98)
"it should be understood that all companies deserve to be
respected only to the extent that they honor the interests
of consumers. And in that crucial detail, Microsoft falls
further from the mark than any company in recent history."
If you still think MS cares more about YOU than YOUR MONEY,
check these Feature Articles
Why is Microsoft picking on Novell?
While discussing monopolies, we shouldn't ignore the
Here's what part of the FrontPage 2002 License says:
"You may not use the Software in connection with any site that disparages
Microsoft, MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, or their products or services ..."
There you have it!
No "Free Speech" with FrontPage 2002!!
Don't worry Micro$oft, we don't use FrontPage to write web pages...
and wouldn't want to! Never did... never will!
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