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init1
July 2nd, 2007, 07:04 PM
I saw Live Free or Die Hard. The FBI used Vista. They got hacked... I couldn't tell what the hackers used, it didn't look like Windows Explorer. Could have been Linux or a Windows shell.

nphx
July 2nd, 2007, 07:05 PM
The hackers used Xubuntu.

zach12
July 2nd, 2007, 07:17 PM
cool

xfile087
July 2nd, 2007, 07:23 PM
I saw Live Free or Die Hard. The FBI used Vista. They got hacked... I couldn't tell what the hackers used, it didn't look like Windows Explorer. Could have been Linux or a Windows shell.

Don't know about that but I thought I see conky somewhere!

newbie2
July 2nd, 2007, 07:37 PM
Forget about the WGA! 20+ Windows Vista Features and Services Harvest User Data for Microsoft
- From your machine!

Are you using Windows Vista? Then you might as well know that the licensed operating system installed on your machine is harvesting a healthy volume of information for Microsoft. In this context, a program such as the Windows Genuine Advantage is the last of your concerns. In fact, in excess of 20 Windows Vista features and services are hard at work collecting and transmitting your personal data to the Redmond company.

Microsoft makes no secret about the fact that Windows Vista is gathering information. End users have little to say, and no real choice in the matter. The company does provide both a Windows Vista Privacy Statement and references within the End User License Agreement for the operating system. Combined, the resources paint the big picture over the extent of Microsoft's end user data harvest via Vista.


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forget-about-the-WGA-20-Windows-Vista-Features-and-Services-Harvest-User-Data-for-Microsoft-58752.shtml

init1
July 2nd, 2007, 07:42 PM
Don't know about that but I thought I see conky somewhere!
I saw very briefly the Vista panel with the circular start button at the left. The hackers didn't have any panels, but I saw terminals. There usually wasn't any window decoration, but when there was, it looked like it could have been Linux.

salsafyren
July 2nd, 2007, 08:28 PM
Does anybody have screenshots of Vista used in the movie?

I can't seem to remember FBI using it.

Ralob
July 2nd, 2007, 09:55 PM
Was actually surprised by how good the movie was. Not good as in award winning film, but good as in "great edge-of-your-seat popcorn movie". Can't wait until it comes out on DVD

And the whole time the hackers were shutting things down I was thinking to myself "man...I bet the government is using Windows" :P

init1
July 2nd, 2007, 11:54 PM
Does anybody have screenshots of Vista used in the movie?

I can't seem to remember FBI using it.
No, but I thought I saw something like this:

regomodo
July 7th, 2007, 11:37 AM
I definetly saw Vista in there.

Macs featured a lot and i guess that is what the "hackers" were using.

Anyone else spot the nokia product placement? :D

I personally thought the film was surprisingly good. Not amazing but good action film. One thing that did bug me was the F35B surfing. It should have just crashed and burned near him or something else. The surfing was too ridiculous. Plus, the cgi really showed there

bigmuscleslinuxuser
July 8th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Well, there´s no doubt the movie was a kickass film :lolflag:
and wassup? im new here :-P and im gonna try out ubuntu soon :-D
well, just a question... anyone knows the software that the terrorists used? it looked weird and a friend told me that it would have been a modded linux version.

regomodo
July 9th, 2007, 02:15 AM
software? ha. thats all scripted to look "cool". A few window skins here and there. Some fancy eye candy effects and some moving code/logs/actions that are all videos.

You don't actually believe they were "hacking"?

jeffc313
July 9th, 2007, 02:29 AM
software? ha. thats all scripted to look "cool". A few window skins here and there. Some fancy eye candy effects and some moving code/logs/actions that are all videos.

You don't actually believe they were "hacking"?

you mean... movies... aren't always real :(

regomodo
July 9th, 2007, 03:42 AM
you mean... movies... aren't always real :(

'fraid so. Just like how the loch ness monster, frankenstein, magnum p.i, non-catholic gods, and darth vader aren't real.

(i wonder who'll get that link)

tgm4883
July 9th, 2007, 03:48 AM
'fraid so. Just like how the loch ness monster, frankenstein, magnum p.i, non-catholic gods, and darth vader aren't real.

(i wonder who'll get that link)

LIAR, Everything on TV is real. Big Foot told me so

lwr
July 12th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Just been to see the film and wondered what my fellow geeks thought. I think I saw some Vista in there too, but all the cool stuff was definitely meant to be *nix. Forward slashes for file locations and I think a bit of a nod to XGL with the sliding windows. But what I don't get is, at the start, how did the fact a virus was unleashed make Matt Farrell's computer flicker if he was running unix? Surely we'd be immune. And for those of you who were also racking your brain to think where you'd seen that actor before, it may well be from the Mac adverts. What did you guys think of the set up the Warlock had? Maybe one day I'll get there...

skyx
August 12th, 2007, 07:32 PM
gnome terminal in the first pic ?????

http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/93615831346bf38d245d23.jpg




http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/172063582246bf3868899e0.jpg

http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/4425713046bf3872873b0.jpg

http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/170202884646bf387a7d829.jpg





http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/201434765546bf3431ecdc0.jpg


http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/42138518046bedcc7d5023.jpg

http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/181055052446bedccfadfda.jpg

http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/95294725546bedcd75fe69.jpg

init1
August 13th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Nice photos. Can you find a screen shot of Vista?

Gremlinzzz
August 13th, 2007, 11:36 PM
Forget about the WGA! 20+ Windows Vista Features and Services Harvest User Data for Microsoft
- From your machine!

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forget-about-the-WGA-20-Windows-Vista-Features-and-Services-Harvest-User-Data-for-Microsoft-58752.shtml

So that's why my hard drive sounds like a typewriter on speed when i use vista and is quiet as a mouse when i use ubuntu

marco123
August 13th, 2007, 11:50 PM
So that's why my hard drive sounds like a typewriter on speed when i use vista and is quiet as a mouse when i use ubuntu

lol. My wifes laptop (vista), when idling shows loads of internet activity on the modem. When my ubuntu box is idling there is absolutely nothing. :)

I think its definitely some form of linux/unix the hackers are using. I mean you wouldn't muck around coding windows viruses on a windows box, you would probably have a windows box to nuke with your scripts though. Man that would be satisfying!! :)

DeadZedz
August 20th, 2007, 01:00 PM
Looks like some fluxbox or beryl desktop .. maybe

http://en.linuxreviews.org/images/a/ac/Fluxism_II_by_triablo.png
http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39800&d=1186252967
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m128/envyouraudience/obkanji.jpg
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/913/fluxbox2400yq1.png
http://polishlinux.org/stuff/screenshots/gentoo/gentoo_fluxbox_vim_eterm.jpg
http://goto.glocalnet.net/mrazster/Linux/xubuntu_7.04_dark2.png
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb30/satellite360/2007-08/SHIVA.png?t=1186018208
http://khd.deviantart.com/art/m-61223301

lolzz`
January 5th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Hi Everyone..
I saw these cool snapshots.. from live free or die hard.
do u guys know in 4 and 6 pic what os is used ?
wot linux ?mac or vista ??
if linux.. which linux is used ?

please reply me bak yea
i will wait for ur answers
thankss..

ljsmithx
January 5th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Looks to be OS X with an ugly window system.
http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/42138518046bedcc7d5023.jpg
In the bottem left is Final Cut Pro, above and a little to the left is "Movie" which has the same icon as iMove. and above iMovie looks like kismet. And for what ever reson, under the bottem right hand corner of the window is a GameCube lol. Other than that all i can tell is that he has a Sony Ericson T68i mounted next to iMovie. One of these mobils(I picked this one coz it has Tux in it :D) http://yulian.firdaus.or.id/images/my-t68i-03.jpg

Tundro Walker
January 6th, 2008, 01:08 AM
Macs featured a lot and i guess that is what the "hackers" were using.

No, Mac's are what the right-brained, creative, visual production team for the movie used to generate the cool hacker-looking displays...thus the actors had to use Macs in order to show the stuff...:)

macogw
January 6th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Just been to see the film and wondered what my fellow geeks thought. I think I saw some Vista in there too, but all the cool stuff was definitely meant to be *nix. Forward slashes for file locations and I think a bit of a nod to XGL with the sliding windows. But what I don't get is, at the start, how did the fact a virus was unleashed make Matt Farrell's computer flicker if he was running unix? Surely we'd be immune. And for those of you who were also racking your brain to think where you'd seen that actor before, it may well be from the Mac adverts. What did you guys think of the set up the Warlock had? Maybe one day I'll get there...

Why would we be immune? There ARE Linux viruses out there; they're just extremely rare. Most were never released into the wild. The ones that were released into the wild were patched out of existence, but of course at least a few machines get infected before those patches are written. Besides, if he was doing something stupid, like running as root, anything that downloaded would have been able to execute and have free reign, just like on Windows. The fact that Windows has until Vista run almost always in administrative mode is why it was/is so easy to infect. The weakest point in security is always the user. If you can use social engineering (trickery) to get a user to make the wrong move, you can do whatever you want. It's like the people whose computers are full of spyware and adware because "I just wanted to play this free game I downloaded from the internet." If you can convince the user that the program is safe, they'll install it (even though it's really a virus).

I saw it at MIT when I was up in Cambridge for the xkcd meetup. Everyone burst out laughing when they said "what can he do if he gets access to the mainframe?" (or maybe it was server) "I don't know, download it to a portable hard drive!" Yes, because the database of all of the financial records for the entire United States will fit on a portable hard drive. And there weren't even terabyte hard drives yet when that movie came out. I rather doubt all that data would fit even on one of those though. I'd be surprised if it took less than 5 terabyte drives to hold it all. They needed three computers in a cluster to hold it all, after all.

macogw
January 6th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Hi Everyone..
I saw these cool snapshots.. from live free or die hard.
do u guys know in 4 and 6 pic what os is used ?
wot linux ?mac or vista ??
if linux.. which linux is used ?

please reply me bak yea
i will wait for ur answers
thankss..

How would the distro matter? The way it looks has nothing to do with that whatsoever since Linux is so customizable. You can use whatever window manager you want. It looks like a *box, though, given the look of the window borders.

gigaferz
February 15th, 2008, 09:00 AM
ever since i saw the movie ive been thinking about a gnome theme like that, i have kopete and has an option to look like that and is cool (conversation only), but how about the whole deskotp,any ideas?

i know flux and something else might do the trick,but i never got used to those things...

EdThaSlayer
February 15th, 2008, 10:41 AM
The hackers used Xubuntu.

:) Imagine this, they used Linux. Linux was on the big screen, thats pretty cool. Now, I have to go buy the dvd. :)

Washer
February 15th, 2008, 04:01 PM
http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2007/20070716.jpg

link: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/16

bloodhacker2
February 16th, 2008, 07:34 AM
what i am wanting to know is what are they using to chat with?????


http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/42138518046bedcc7d5023.jpg

At first i was thinking that it was sum kind of FREEBSD but idk.. what do you think??

k2t0f12d
February 16th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Didja ever think maybe, just maybe, all of the computer screenies in movies and televsion are completely contrived by digital artists for the screen and have no real functionality at all? It could be as fruitless as trying to discover which distribution Lt. Worf was using on his security panel when he was performing a long range scan...

bloodhacker2
February 16th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Ok so what you are saying is you don't know?? Ok so does anyone els know what kind of chatting box is used??

k2t0f12d
February 16th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Ok so what you are saying is you don't know?? Ok so does anyone els know what kind of chatting box is used??

I've figured it out. First you just need to install a new package with this command


sudo apt-get alife
then everything you need to know about it becomes abundantly clear.

bloodhacker2
February 16th, 2008, 09:09 AM
I've figured it out. First you just need to install a new package with this command


sudo apt-get alife
then everything you need to know about it becomes abundantly clear.

Ya man i try that and it came backing saying

Error: k2t0f12d is full of BULL*****

fr0z3nmechanix
March 2nd, 2008, 06:11 AM
I wanna say that the Matt guy is using a mixture between operating systems... Looks like the production team slapped together whatever they thought looks good instead of having the actors actually manipulate the computers... it's probably a vid they slapped in there... i'd almost say it's definitely Linux inspired though... I noticed the windows support transparency... and it's def not vista cuz it's pretty stupid about messing w/ the visuals on it. and the OS or whatever that the crackers are using can't be an OS... it looks too much like flash games i play on the internet... yet again.. another something the production team slapped together... If it is real... then it's a keyboard only Terminal/DOS type thingy with a GUI... never seen that done in my life (course... i'm not saying someone else doesn't use that sort of thing... i've just never seen it)... but the whole thing is definitely fabricated... the only thing in that whole movie that i saw was cool and i found it exactly to the T that u can buy is the roll out keyboard... Here (http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0370)

and i'm guessing the chat they're using is IRC... idk... but like i said... fabricated... also... i think somebody said something about BSD in another comment somewhere on this thread... to whoever it was... if ur goin off the little demon thing in the corner... that's Warlock's logo thingy...

zmjjmz
March 2nd, 2008, 06:58 AM
then it's a keyboard only Terminal/DOS type thingy with a GUI

Like Ratpoison?
But nicer looking?

zxscooby
March 2nd, 2008, 07:05 AM
Screw the desktop , i wanna know what virus they were using to blow
up the computer.

k2t0f12d
March 2nd, 2008, 11:06 AM
Its called "plastic explosive". Its such a powerful computer virus that it works on pretty much everything else, too.

gnome.youbuntoo
March 2nd, 2008, 02:03 PM
I saw Live Free or Die Hard. The FBI used Vista. They got hacked... I couldn't tell what the hackers used, it didn't look like Windows Explorer. Could have been Linux or a Windows shell.
ur post is one of the BEST on this forum. good job.:D::D

gnome.youbuntoo
March 2nd, 2008, 02:08 PM
Why would we be immune? There ARE Linux viruses out there; they're just extremely rare. Most were never released into the wild. The ones that were released into the wild were patched out of existence, but of course at least a few machines get infected before those patches are written. Besides, if he was doing something stupid, like running as root, anything that downloaded would have been able to execute and have free reign, just like on Windows. The fact that Windows has until Vista run almost always in administrative mode is why it was/is so easy to infect. The weakest point in security is always the user. If you can use social engineering (trickery) to get a user to make the wrong move, you can do whatever you want. It's like the people whose computers are full of spyware and adware because "I just wanted to play this free game I downloaded from the internet." If you can convince the user that the program is safe, they'll install it (even though it's really a virus).

I saw it at MIT when I was up in Cambridge for the xkcd meetup. Everyone burst out laughing when they said "what can he do if he gets access to the mainframe?" (or maybe it was server) "I don't know, download it to a portable hard drive!" Yes, because the database of all of the financial records for the entire United States will fit on a portable hard drive. And there weren't even terabyte hard drives yet when that movie came out. I rather doubt all that data would fit even on one of those though. I'd be surprised if it took less than 5 terabyte drives to hold it all. They needed three computers in a cluster to hold it all, after all.
awesome and so longggggggggggg comment. i'm using ur comment The weakest point in security is always the user. as my profile signature. thx.:)

fr0z3nmechanix
March 15th, 2008, 03:32 AM
Its called "plastic explosive". Its such a powerful computer virus that it works on pretty much everything else, too.

I'm pretty sure that was military grade C4 w/ an arming device. The virus only had one purpose... freeze the computer so if the delete button was pressed it would go off. Of course... If i had a clear case for my computer I'd probably notice a block of C4 in it... but that's just me.

cooldudevamsee
July 22nd, 2008, 12:32 PM
I wrote a post on how to get pieces of die hard theme. You can find the post here Die Hard theme for ubuntu (http://ubuntu-snippets.blogspot.com/2008/05/die-hard-40-comes-to-ubuntu.html).

Hope you people enjoy it.

amattheson
September 2nd, 2008, 08:04 PM
what i am wanting to know is what are they using to chat with?????


http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/42138518046bedcc7d5023.jpg

At first i was thinking that it was sum kind of FREEBSD but idk.. what do you think??
its deffenetly some kind of *nix look it has "Kismet" icon on the desktop

jimi_hendrix
September 2nd, 2008, 11:38 PM
Was actually surprised by how good the movie was. Not good as in award winning film, but good as in "great edge-of-your-seat popcorn movie". Can't wait until it comes out on DVD

And the whole time the hackers were shutting things down I was thinking to myself "man...I bet the government is using Windows" :P

for 15 dollars you can download it off iTunes and burn a dvd...

i am so watching this again and looking for the vista and linux thing...

jimi_hendrix
September 2nd, 2008, 11:40 PM
its deffenetly some kind of *nix look it has "Kismet" icon on the desktop

also who there is something called uni pro...might be something else but to me it says "unix OS" also if that theme is available for gnome please someone post it...i like the window decorations

EDIT: did not see the higher up post by cooldude

CamaroSSMan
September 18th, 2008, 02:51 AM
Actually, if you watch the movie. When he is waiting for the upload of the database to start it clearly states 0% of 500TB TB meaning Tera Bytes and if you look at it in an extreme way his semi was "portable" (although when they talked about a portable HD I kind of cringed too.) I just wish the distro the mac guy was using was listed somewhere.



I saw it at MIT when I was up in Cambridge for the xkcd meetup. Everyone burst out laughing when they said "what can he do if he gets access to the mainframe?" (or maybe it was server) "I don't know, download it to a portable hard drive!" Yes, because the database of all of the financial records for the entire United States will fit on a portable hard drive. And there weren't even terabyte hard drives yet when that movie came out. I rather doubt all that data would fit even on one of those though. I'd be surprised if it took less than 5 terabyte drives to hold it all. They needed three computers in a cluster to hold it all, after all.

youngalfred
September 18th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Matthew Farrels windows can be recreated with an emerald theme found on gnomelook.

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Die+Hard+4.0+-+Matthew+Farrel%27s+theme+(E?content=66714

Ripfox
September 18th, 2008, 10:23 AM
'fraid so. Just like how the loch ness monster, frankenstein, magnum p.i, non-catholic gods, and darth vader aren't real.

(i wonder who'll get that link)

don't be bad-mouthin' magnum p.i.

JPNinja
March 23rd, 2009, 07:17 AM
http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2007/20070716.jpg

link: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/16

Hey, at least they got some of the terminology right.

...Even if they did use it like my mother. "Gasp! We don't know that it's a... <_< firesale! Transmit the code! It wasn't a *line!*... dee-oh-ess attack!

GrimReaper8689
April 29th, 2009, 05:45 PM
its deffenetly some kind of *nix look it has "Kismet" icon on the desktop
has anyone figured out what program Warlock and Farrell are using to communicate?

devildoc5
June 11th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Ok I just watched the movie again and have confirmed that the FBI were actually using vista. I have tried to attach some screenies I took, but do not know if it will work. If not I will reupload them to flickr in the morning.

Mistrblank
June 11th, 2009, 02:05 PM
its deffenetly some kind of *nix look it has "Kismet" icon on the desktop


Easy way to skew the discussion is that there is a Final Cut icon on the desktop and the Firewire Drive that conspicuously looks very Mac'ish. I'm going to vote for a Mac OS (which technically falls in line with the Kismet&*nix comment) with heavily hacked UI since I know of no other way to get Final Cut to run as of right now, even on Linux.

Regardless, he runs a very cluttered desktop that makes me cry. Get rid of those icons man!!!

Conndor
July 18th, 2009, 09:02 AM
So, anyone knows where to get this kind of chat?:
http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/weblogs/upload/218/42138518046bedcc7d5023.jpg

gorre9090
July 30th, 2009, 04:46 AM
Sofar, I have looked at the movie and I think he is using a linux distro on 1 computer, possbily ubuntu, with a computer to the left of that one. It has windows vista on it. He also has a laptop (unknown os).

seteshf
July 30th, 2009, 06:26 AM
The hackers used Xubuntu.

And the Mac was the supporting actor alongside Bruce Willis. What's your point? :D

Tipped OuT
July 30th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Oh come on guys, it's just a another one of those phony operating systems that they use in movies. Nothing more.

PmDematagoda
July 30th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Necromancy happening here to add to the mix.

Thread closed.