Linux users are often described as hackers. This doesn’t mean they maliciously break into computers or write viruses. It’s simply using the word hacker in its original sense from the 1970s, when it described a computer enthusiast who was interested in exploring the capabilities of computers. Many of the people behind multinational computing corporations started out as hackers. Examples are Steve Wozniak, a cofounder of Apple Computer, and Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems.

The word hacker is believed to derive from model train enthusiasts who “hacked” train tracks together as part of their hobby. When computing became popular in the early 1970s, several of these enthusiasts also became interested in computing, and the term was carried across with them.

However, in recent years, the media has subverted the term hacker to apply to an individual who breaks into computer systems. This was based on ignorance, and many true hackers find the comparison extremely offensive. Because of this, the term cracker was invented to clearly define an individual who maliciously attacks computers.

So, don’t worry if an acquaintance describes herself as a Linux hacker, or tells you that she has spent the night “hacking.” Many Linux types use the term as a badge of honor.

HEYYY ROY…. whats your say…. Bloger=Hacker, Hacker=Cracker!!!!!


12 responses to “ARE YOU A CRACKER OR A HACKER?

  1. jaaahh. postingan basbang :p!!!!!

  2. pokoknya hidup LINUX! gratis itu baik!

  3. Pasti yang nulis ini h3k3r.

  4. Yang nulis pasti bukang elu, keciri bahasa inggrisnya bener sih 🙂

  5. @ blek : sayah bukan heker…. sayah cuma bloger gadungan

    @iyank4 : wakakakkakakkakka… tau darimana bos?

  6. yang nulis pasti hekernya BlankOn yah? 😀

  7. @udienz ; wakakakkkakakkakakka itu cuma dapet kopi paste doang bos.. lagian sayah ini cuma seorang pria yang dituduh homok 😛

  8. jadi…. ente beneran homok?


  9. oh, ketua klumox?
    klub linux homox?

  10. sayah BUKAN HOMOK !!!!!!!!!!

  11. sayah Bukan HOMOK !!!!!!!

  12. sayah BUKAN HOMOK !!!!!

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