Types of computer users

Coder – The user who codes scripts or programs usually for fun or learning. Sometimes for for malicious purposes.

Cracker – Someone who retrieves and cracks password hashes or the limitation of non-free software.

eWriter – Writes tutorials or text files for online viewing/sharing.

Gamer – Dedicated fan of computer games who plays them for fun or a sense of accomplishment over others. They also take gaming real seriously.

H4x0r – Knows interesting facts about computers but does not know a lot or has less experience. The hacker in self-training. Many regard this user type as a n00b posing as a hacker.

Script Kiddie – Steals scripts made by coders and posts/uses them for malicious/selfish purposes

n00b – Young or new user to the online world struggling to find their proper user type. They may in the meantime pose as different user types like gamers or hackers.

Hacker – The user that knows a lot about computing and uses this knowledge to manipulate the computer in ways that is was not intended. Hackers may write code, viruses, and crack passwords or software.

Leecher – The user who searches sites for free downloads of software or other files. The leecher may then sell it or re-post it.

Pawn – Un-Distracted person who uses the computer and internet mainly for their work.

Penny-Flasher – The user who mainly plays free flash games on the internet.

Imager – User who browses through images, icons, themes, and other eye-candy for the interface.

Virus Writer – A form of coder who writes viruses and other malicious code as a form of art.

Office-Freak – User who uses the computer mainly for work on an office-suite (Microsoft Office, Open Office). See Pawn.

Social-Networker – User who mainly uses the net to access social-networking sites, chatrooms, and maybe email for online communication.

Self-Broadcaster – User who uploads video media to broadcast themselves, make tutorials, or even share music.

Blogger – Updates and posts on blogs. See Social-Networker.

Forum-Member – Dedicated member of a forum who makes updates and posts regularly for the rest of the members. See Social-Networker.

Pirate – Cracks and/or distributes cracked software.

Artist – Creates and uploads images, icons, or other media to enhance or personalize the look of the interface. (Find them on DevianArt).

Programmer – Not exactly the same as the coder but still codes. Programmers create GUI Programs that makes a particular process faster, more productive, or even possible. They distribute their programs for rep or profit or for reference of code.

Tweaker – Tweaks the settings, configuration, and the look and performance of their own OS and/or hardware to fit their need.

11 thoughts on “Types of computer users

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