How Microsoft Tracks Down Pirates

This is very interesting. Microsoft spends a lot of money to keep their software from being stolen. They also spend even more money to keep hackers from putting out viruses. You can tell this by the super patch Tuesday coming up with sixteen critical patches, which is a record. I like Microsoft software and  I have my degree in Microsoft Networking but they should let college students have a copy of their software for free for learning purposes. There are a lot of people in the U.S. and other places in the world who cannot afford Microsoft’s high prices. If you need a good operating system and don’t have much money than Linux would be for you. I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS it’s not as good as Microsoft but for home use or a college student its almost as good and it’s free. A better solution is to dual boot your existing Window’s drive with Uberstudent. Uberstudent is like Ubuntu with all the open source (free) software already added to it. This way you can still use your Windows software that you are already familiar with.

I will explain about Uberstudent in my next post.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2363044,00.asp

Justice Dept. says Arpaio not cooperating with probe

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/08/03/20100803joe-arpaio-gets-deadline-civil-rights-case.html

Arpaio is getting a lot of bad press lately. He has even got a death threat for a reward of 1 million dollars. Living in Phoenix, Arizona this is what we hear every day on TV, the SB 1070 bill, who is for it who is against it.  Where were these protesters for the last five elections, they certainly didn’t care when the white and black people were in Arpaio’s tent city with 140 degree heat in the summer, for the last five elections that Sheriff Joe got reelected. Did they take the time to vote? I have worked with illegal men from Mexico and they are willing to work cheaper if the company provides beer once a week, But a lot of them are very nice people and hard workers, but jobs are getting scarce and some of the problem is that American companies are replacing workers with technology. This is ironic because this is what science fiction writers have been making books about for years. Just something to think about.

I am new to blogging so any comments would be helpful and I will try to add more to this blog.