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Old 11-27-2015, 01:04 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Hacking And Desktop Environments


I Know Any Linux Distributions Can Hack Nearly Anything But I Want To Know That Can We Hack Wifi With Damn Small Linux And Can I Install Any Good Looking Desktop Environment In DSL , I If Yes Then is it KDE,Mate,Gnome or XFCE ?
 
Old 11-27-2015, 01:55 AM   #2
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I Know Any Linux Distributions Can Hack Nearly Anything But I Want To Know That Can We Hack Wifi With Damn Small Linux And Can I Install Any Good Looking Desktop Environment In DSL , I If Yes Then is it KDE,Mate,Gnome or XFCE ?
Would you kindly define what you mean by the verb "hack". Does it mean the same thing as the verb "run" as in "...can we run wifi with ..."?
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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DamnSmallLinux is based on a 2.4 kernel, so it is very unlikely that it will have drivers or any somewhat recent WLAN hardware.
DSL is as bad as a base for a penetration testing as you can get. There are special distributions aimed at penetration testing, like Backbox or Kali, go for them.
 
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #4
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Use Tiny Core Linux is what I would do instead of DSL.

Slitaz is another another good one to use.

Even though I still keep 2 old cds of DSL and DSL_N in my cd rack.
Just for old hardware checks to make sure things like cdboot or floppy boot is working on like a IBM 390.

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libraries are too old I would think to run a modern version of a desktop environment.
My Slitaz install did not look too shabby for a illiterate scooter tramp I would think?

http://s13.postimg.org/5llpbnix3/slitaz1.jpg

That was running wirelessly also (signal in conky in top of screenshot is the wireless signal strength bar).

Edit: Some reading for you regarding Slitaz if interested. It is a pdf link however. So you need some kind of online pdf reader enabled in your browser.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...qSk0iuTWqrJ3eA

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Old 11-28-2015, 04:13 PM   #5
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We really shouldn't encourage hacking.
 
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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What is hacking?
 
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:34 AM   #7
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We really shouldn't encourage hacking.
Penetration testing, aka "hacking", is a valid profession in the IT field. Also, the OP isn't asking for help with actual hacking, he is just asking if DSL would be a viable choice and if DEs can be installed on it.
 
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:34 AM   #8
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Moderator note: We do not talk about cracking and other fraud at LQ. Please define what do you mean by 'hacking'.

For reference, you can see in the LQ rules:
Posts containing information about cracking, piracy, warez, fraud or any topic that could be damaging to either LinuxQuestions.org or any third party will be immediately removed.
 
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:06 PM   #9
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Moderator note: We do not talk about cracking and other fraud at LQ. Please define what do you mean by 'hacking'.

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I asked that in post #2 of this thread. Emerson also asked the same question in #7. We don't seem to be getting an answer.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:20 AM   #10
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i asked about hacking because i want to join ethical hacking group in my collage but i dont have good pc for running linux in virtualbox not even enough hard disk space to dualboot my pc with windows not even a internet connectin at home i use internet in my collages net lab , and i not even able to buy a new laptop. so small linux destros run smoothly in VB on my pc. so thats why i was asking abt this.
 
Old 11-30-2015, 02:22 AM   #11
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We really shouldn't encourage hacking.
i mean by hacking not someone else property but just some of those systems that i can
 
Old 11-30-2015, 02:24 AM   #12
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Would you kindly define what you mean by the verb "hack". Does it mean the same thing as the verb "run" as in "...can we run wifi with ..."?
jdk
i mean by hacking not someone else property but just some of those systems that i can

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Old 11-30-2015, 02:28 AM   #13
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We really shouldn't encourage hacking.
But what about ethical hacking or white hat hackers
 
Old 11-30-2015, 02:41 AM   #14
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What is hacking?
In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment,[1] or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.[2] While other uses of the word hacker exist that are related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks,[3] they are rarely used in mainstream context.[4] They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning. In this controversy, the term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone who breaks into computers, whether computer criminal (black hats) or computer security expert (white hats),[5] is more appropriately called a cracker instead.[6] Some white hat hackers[who?] claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called "crackers".
 
Old 11-30-2015, 10:15 AM   #15
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In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment,[1] or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.[2] While other uses of the word hacker exist that are related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks,[3] they are rarely used in mainstream context.[4] They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning. In this controversy, the term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone who breaks into computers, whether computer criminal (black hats) or computer security expert (white hats),[5] is more appropriately called a cracker instead.[6] Some white hat hackers[who?] claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called "crackers".
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i dont have good pc for running linux in virtualbox to dualboot my pc with windows
The problem seems to be your limited hardware resources.
1. I suggest don't run Gnu/Linux on virtual. If you truly want to learn Gnu/Linux give all the space to it instead.
2. "Hacking" is a term which is both honorable and abhorrent, a means justifiable or condemnable mainly by its end. So I suggest you avoid using it here, rather, state in detail what you want to do with your system... for all true hackers begin that way.
3. The best way is to try the good advice above, they are those who have gone through the road ahead, or try create your own system as slim as you can --try Linux-From-Scratch-- that way you might learn to hack your own system.

I once ran an Absolute Linux version 12 in an old 600mhz machine and it was faster than I expected. Try that solution too.

Good luck and enjoy.

mm

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