simple, the actual definition of a hacker:Originally Posted by xhi
someone who figures out how things work and actively alters them to improve the functioning.
by that definition, every single linux box is hacked, as every single one has be compiled for optimal use of hardware.
do not accept the media missnomer of calling CRACKERS Hackers
the twits breaking into systems to steal data / damage the system, scripting viruses / malware to damage systems are Crackers, not Hackers.
Linux Torvalds, Richard Stallman and Bill Gates are Hackers.
[ as much as I detest microsofts products, Gates is a Hacker, he has produced good code, in the past ]