Because there's more to life than one's self, status or material things.
(for those dealing with real-life issues and who enjoy participating in stimulating discussions on issues and ideas, crave the thrill of geographic, mental and spiritual exploration and discovery and value local and global community, belonging and old and new friendships)
Are popularity, accomplishment, recognition, respect, wealth, power, fame, even religion not cutting it? Have you tried all the world’s got to offer and in doing so come up empty and unsatisfied? Feel like there's nowhere to turn? How to make your life explode with relevance.
Was Jesus just a man who married Mary Magdalene? Has the church been hiding information from us for years about Jesus? Don't decide too quickly. Examine the evidence first.
Think conclusive cases can't be made for the Bible and Jesus' claim to be the God/Man Messiah? You'd be surprised. The overwhelming mountain of factual, historical evidence is too compelling, too convincing to be ignored.
Run Windows, GNU/Linux or BSD on an Intel-based Mac with Parallels Desktop for Mac, a virtualization software program, or hypervisor, similar to the Virtual PC for Mac emulator, except that it runs at native, or CPU, speed.
VMware Player, Browser Appliance or Another Virtual Machine and a HIPS with a Whitelist (free, for Windows and GNU/Linux) skip
Mike Healan, long time spyware / antispyware guru, in his newsletter said ''It is now my official position that using the [VMware Player and] Browser Appliance is the best and only way for Windows users to remain completely safe on the internet.'' And in his Browser Appliance article (see below), he said ''it offers 99.9% protection from all spyware.''
In ''The Best Way for Windows Users to Be Safe on the Internet'' Suzi Turner, spyware researcher and consultant, of SpywareWarrior.com, agreed with Mike: ''I previously blogged about the top 10 ways to stay free of spyware. It seems I left out two important tips, one being to use the VMware Player and Browser Appliance...''
Pre-built GNU/Linux Virtual Machines (You're told to use the very slow QEMU emulator with the machines, what they call Free OS images, but I recommend using the VMware Player virtualization software instead, which is near CPU speed.)
Emulation-Based ''Virtual'' Machines (Slow or Very Slow)
Portable Privacy Machine is a complete, virtual GNU/Linux machine that uses the QEMU emulator to run GNU/Linux either in a window or full-screen on a Windows system from a USB drive. It contains privacy-enabled open source (free) Internet applications.
No installation is needed. Just plug the USB drive into any Windows or Linux computer, and click on the Virtual Privacy Machine icon and you're ready to go. When you're done, take your Internet applications, email, bookmarks, history, web cookies, download files with you in a persistent home directory on your USB drive.
It runs on any rewriteable media (USB drives, Flash Memory cards, Secure Digital devices, iPods, etc.) This PR1 release runs on Windows and Linux. The final release version will also run on OS X. And it has Enigmail plugins for PGP email encryption.
I recommend running Bastille, to harden or secure Portable Privacy Machine.
DSL Embedded with QEMU, KQEMU Accelerator and a HIPS with a Whitelistskip
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DSL Embedded is a free GNU/Linux that you can run in Windows. It's based on the slow QEMU emulator, but by installing the KQEMU accelerator, it'll run near CPU speed.
I recommend using a HIPS with a white list too, in Windows. And if it's possible - I don't know if it is - and you know how, you might want to also secure DSL Embedded with Bastille.
Note: QEMU acceleration in Windows is currently in the experimental stage, takes several steps to install, and needs to be manually enabled every time you use DSL Embedded.
Right-click kqemu.inf and choose Install. (you only need two files: kqemu.inf and the driver - the others are only required if compiling from source)
Click Start, select Run and enter cmd (or click Start, select Programs, Accessories, then Command Prompt), to open the command prompt, then type net start kqemu. (Note: QEMU acceleration is disabled by default, so you'll have to do this step every time before using DSL Embedded.)
Double-click the dsl-windows.bat file in the dsl-embedded folder to start DSL Embedded.