Creating a hacker desktop

09/07/2011 18:08

 

Creating a hacker desktop

Now that you have learned to be mature, have established a second identity, and have chosen to use the stability of Windows XP as your hacking OS, it's time to move on to the next step in becoming one of the elite: customizing your hacker desktop.

First, let's start with the default Windows XP desktop and list the pros and cons about it:

Default Windows XP desktop

Pros:

  • Stable
  • Clean
  • Has a start button
  • It just works

Cons:

  • Kinda newbie looking
  • Too bright
  • No tools!
  • Windows messenger sucks, we need Trillian
 

This is a great start for right out of the box. But there are still a few things that could use work. A good hacker always takes the time to make his desktop look uber elite. Below are a couple of screenshots of what your desktop should look like.

Pimped out Windows XP desktop

Pros:

  • Clean
  • Has a start button
  • It just works
  • Nice science-fiction wallpaper
  • Transparent Winamp - very good to have
  • mIRC is installed - it's the best IRC client
  • Spyware tools for protection
  • Has IE (Internet Explorer) for browsing
  • Azerius - BitTorrent client for downloading good programs
  • Has a start button

Cons:

  • Still needs Trillian
  • No shortcut to notepad. You need notepad for programming.
 

As you can see, this hacker is well prepared. They have everything but quick access to notepad, and they are lacking a multi-client instant messenging program (Trillian), so they can't talk to people. Other than that, I'd give this elite desktop a 8/10. It's a real eye-catching desktop, perfect for any hardcore hacker.

Modded Windows XP desktop

Pros:

  • Windows Vista!!
  • Looks like a Mac
  • Sleek menus
  • Awesome colors

Cons:

  • Not in English
  • No Trillian
 

While the tools aren't heavily accessible on this user's desktop, it is by far the best one out of the three. With such a clean interface, any skilled hacker can get the job done right. I bet this person put a lot of money into this system, which will pay off in the long run.

Must-have programs

Having a nice desktop is only one step of the process. The rest is choosing the right programs to get the job done. From Winamp to notepad, below is a complete list of what it takes to hack websites and servers.

  • Notepad - Full featured versatile HTML/text editor.
  • Winamp - The best media player out there.
  • CrystalXP - Windows eye candy, create an authentic hacker desktop.
  • Trillian - The best instant messenger out there. You can log onto TWO OR MORE ACCOUNTS!
  • Windowblinds - More Windows XP eye candy.
  • Objectdock - Eye candy. Pretty fun.
  • Notepad - Just in case you didn't read above, the best text editor in the world.
  • Telnet - Hacking program for connecting to other computers you want to hack into