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why has linux ( or any *nix operating system for that matter ) always been considered as the Hacker OS? okay, alot of nerds might use it because they understand ...
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- 12-31-2008 #1
The "hacker OS"
Why is it associated with hackers?
- 12-31-2008 #2Registered Linux user #270181
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- 12-31-2008 #3
Also, please remember that hacker and hacked aren't considered to be bad things around here. What you're thinking of is the word "cracker".
Linux is very easily hacked (which we think is a good thing), but is not so easily cracked -- kinda the opposite of Windows
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- 12-31-2008 #4
Hacker isn't only someone who manages to gain unauthorized privileges in a large IT System. It is also someone who tries to do things with computers in a different way than they happen. That's why you see the term "Kernel hackers".
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Like previously mentioned, Linux is a "hacker" os because you can do anything with it. Literally. You're not restricted to what vendor's allow you to do with it (such as Windows), you're only restricted to your imagination.
Yes, with enough time and effort, Linux can in fact monitor your sleep and start making coffee 10 mins before it predicts you'll wake up. Then when you do wake up, it can turn on the tv to your morning news, let the dog out to grab the paper, and load up your weather page in the browser. Damn, that would be sweet.
- 12-31-2008 #7
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Hacker=tinkerer, "breaks things till they work", LEGAL
Cracker=Breaks into computers, ILLEGAL
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- 12-31-2008 #10
I guess using the term suggestively in one the forums that would both know and care about the real definition would get a reaction