Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fuck Adobe and Fuck Microsoft Too!!!

My motherfucking computer just got hammered with a motherfucking virus from hell that came in through motherfucking adobe. I have just changed all my passwords online, canceled my debit card and wiped my entire fucking computer. Still not sure it's shiny, but it will do until I get it to a friend who'll shred the contents of the hard drive and install an unrestricted motherfucking linux OS. I've been running linux and had only a segregated portion of the drive with windows, because I need it for some school stuff and viewing media. But I have a converter to put all my media into an opensource format and I'll figure the school shit out.

I am so fucking done with windows and adobe.

On the upside, I only lost a couple of fairly important things I hadn't yet backed up to my external drive. And I won't be connecting that back up until I know that there isn't some vestige of that fucking virus left hiding in some dark corner of my hard drive...

6 comments:

Dan J said...

My suggestion is to run a version of Windows (XP, Vista, etc.; just not 98 - it won't work) inside VirtualBox. This will let you run Windows inside of a Window on your Linux machine. I've had very good luck with it. You set up a file that will serve as the virtual disk partition that Windows will use (I use 10GB, but larger might be needed depending on the apps you need). You can set up file sharing between your host system and Windows so that your data files are stored on Linux. Windows can have access to your network just like any other machine, so it is open to viruses. I use AVG anti-virus on my virtual Windows installs. If you happen to have a virus infection on the virtual machine, just delete the hard-disk file and start over with a new installation, sharing the same Linux folder for data again.

Best of luck with tis DuWayne, and remember that help is only an email away.

CyberLizard said...

Damn straight! I've been Winblows-free for over six years now. It is so nice to not have to go through the Microsoft three R's: Reboot, Restore, Reformat

Michael said...

I'm curious about what media you need Windows to view. I haven't touched Windows in years and it's been years since I've encountered any content I can't view or work with in whatever Linux distro I'm using (currently, Debian).

DuWayne Brayton said...

Thanks Dan, I may take you up...

Michael -

I get a pretty good variety of formats and have been told that a couple of them are only playable with codecs that will only function on a windows platform. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but honestly, I want to put everything into DivX anyways.

I'm looking forward to it too CyberLizard. Though unfortunately, I am going to need to use a windows box on occasion anyways - for school. But I am working on a way around that too...

Dan J said...

Though unfortunately, I am going to need to use a windows box on occasion anyways - for school. But I am working on a way around that too...

Yeah, I've seen a few programs that schools require students to use. They're almost always a closed-source piece of shit. These schools were sold a bill of goods by some slick salesman. Running those programs on a virtual machine isn't usually a problem, or through Wine (not an emulator, but an application layer) on a Linux machine.

Anonymous said...

This comment is posted from a ThinkPad
running Fedora Core 13 for just such
reasons. I'm a computer tech by trade
and even I can't stand "winblow's". You
will NEVER completelu secure a
Microsoft product, sorry...