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Old 11-30-2015, 09:28 AM   #16
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"What is hacking?"
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-...er-vs-cracker/
https://stallman.org/articles/on-hacking.html

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It is hard to write a simple definition of something as varied as hacking, but I think what these activities have in common is playfulness, cleverness, and exploration. Thus, hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness. Activities that display playful cleverness have "hack value".
Judging by the definition given by the founder of the FSF, I'd say that most active posters on this forum are "hackers". We see a problem, and we find a clever way to fix it. And we find it fun, otherwise we wouldn't spend our free time doing it.

I'd be willing to say that most of the people on this forum are not crackers.

And before anyone bites my head off, no I didn't mean this as a racial slur.
 
Old 12-01-2015, 12:44 AM   #17
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Since any Linux distribution provides you with the source code, I guess you can use whichever distro you like.
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