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13k
August 2nd, 2010, 04:37 AM
Hello... I play an antique of a game called Starcraft:Brood War... i'm quite aware the hackers... then i found a key-gen site... which really pissed me off... ummmmm... the point is, Crackers are somewhat like hackers in a way... then does that mean Crackers use Linux? or does the Os itself does not matter? P.S. ... The reason i wrote this is becuz i h8 the fact people play for free, and connect with people who pay also, like myself... and my younger brother... i bought 2 sc:bw cds legally.

TriBlox6432
August 2nd, 2010, 04:40 AM
It really doesn't matter. A lot use Windows, because everyone else uses Windows. A lot use Mac because Mac is more secure, and more hacker-like. A lot use Linux for the same reasons as Mac, but also because it's free, and it's really awesome to set up your own OS and not use a pre-installed one.

orethrius
August 2nd, 2010, 04:58 AM
Hello... I play an antique of a game called Starcraft:Brood War... i'm quite aware the hackers... then i found a key-gen site... which really pissed me off... ummmmm... the point is, Crackers are somewhat like hackers in a way... then does that mean Crackers use Linux? or does the Os itself does not matter? P.S. ... The reason i wrote this is becuz i h8 the fact people play for free, and connect with people who pay also, like myself... and my younger brother... i bought 2 sc:bw cds legally.

The software's called "PunkBuster" for a reason. ;)

Realistically speaking: pirates, crackers, and hackers are all distinct social groups, though they often overlap. They exist on every Operating System on every PC type in the world.

Pirates - the ones who pick up cracked software and play it as if it were a legitimately purchased title - tend to lean towards a guerrilla mindset of liberating software by any means necessary. Whereas I can't endorse that kind of thinking from a purely capitalist standpoint, my own sins have proven that I somewhat agree with their more central point(s), that established media control can be a bad thing in the hands of the wrong people.

Crackers are something of a different story. Some of them crack software because they are - at their very core - pirates. Some of them crack software for recognition by peer groups, much like others excel in professional sports or academia. Still others crack just for the rush of doing something illegal, and yet others crack as a method of honing their own skills. Many of them have some sort of experience with handling raw code - often Assembly or even Fortran - and, as such, have a history in hacking.

Hackers tend to get a bad name, but the reality of the matter is that they seldom do anything "wrong" as society defines it - or even illegal. For instance, I self-classify as a "hacker with socialist leanings", as I tend to throw myself into learning shell scripting, server-side coding, and even conventional programming languages when they catch my interest. The general idea here is that "hackers" are the guys that code everything - from the microprocessor in your car, to your TV's firmware, to the OS and word processing software used to compose this very post. Without hackers, we'd literally be stuck in the 19th century. Despite the claims that the mainstream media so often makes that hackers = crackers = terrorists, the reality of the matter is that entire subcultures of society are being glossed over by flawed terminology in favor of a "conventional" modern society.

I hope that answers your question. :)

tl;dr: Pirates aren't necessarily crackers, crackers aren't necessarily hackers, hackers aren't necessarily either.

tl;tl:dr;dr: Pirates != crackers != hackers.

3rdalbum
August 2nd, 2010, 05:38 AM
What's the purpose of this question?

Starcraft runs on Windows, so the people who cracked it are most probably using Windows.

orethrius
August 2nd, 2010, 05:48 AM
What's the purpose of this question?

Starcraft runs on Windows, so the people who cracked it are most probably using Windows.

From what I read, the OP is attempting to sort out a logical fallacy of sorts. Some people claim that pirates are also crackers (which, sometimes they are), crackers are almost always hackers (at some point in their lives, also true), and hackers use Linux (true). Therefore, all Linux users are pirates.

This is an easy conclusion to jump to, and tended to get echoed quite a bit in mainstream publications, until somebody pointed out that not all Linux users are hackers; and that hackers, crackers, and pirates also use Windows (and Mac OS, for that matter). Never mind that the original conclusion is faulty simply because the three social subcultures are distinct in their own ways. ;)

13k
August 2nd, 2010, 02:22 PM
What's the purpose of this question?

Starcraft runs on Windows, so the people who cracked it are most probably using Windows.

about crackers is the most suitable for cracking stuff... i'm not very aware of cracks and stuff, but i'm pretty sure they exist in macs and linux... and i guess that is true people cracked sc:bw is using windows, but which is the "best os" in terms of cracking stuff... -.- i guess i'm just mad that i paid money, and other people are playing for free and can play with me :P