Warez? WTH

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  1. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    What the hell is warez? What makes it different from a t0rrent site like the (virgin) p1rate ba*y?

    Also, how the hell did they come up with that term?

    I see the term tossed around here from time to time, but I still haven't a clue what it means.
     
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  2. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    warez means softwares, it's just cooler :cool:
     
  3. Katarsis

    Katarsis Registered Member

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    Heh it's not exactly a new term, dates back all the way to the good ol' BBS days.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warez for more on the etymology and such, it's a pretty interesting read.
     
  4. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    I see. I knew it was a pretty old term, just never understood why it was called what it is.