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Kali Linux

Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution
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What is Kali Linux?

It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.
Kali Linux is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses Kali Linux?

8 companies reportedly use Kali Linux in their tech stacks, including Labs, studio666.descartes, and ventx.

239 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kali Linux.

Kali Linux Integrations

Pros of Kali Linux
Penetration testing tools are pre-installed
Has many penetration testing tools
Runs on both x86 and ARM platforms
Its just debian so it has better support
There's no restrictions
Decisions about Kali Linux

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Kali Linux in their tech stack.

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I do find Linux-based systems to be cool! However, I am confused when it comes to which Linux operating system to use. I cannot make my mind between Arch Linux and Kali Linux. Guys, give me some advice if you would be so kind.

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Kali Linux's Features

  • Advanced Penetration Testing Distribution
  • More than 600 penetration testing tools included
  • FHS compliant
  • Custom kernel, patched for injection

Kali Linux Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kali Linux?
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
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Kali Linux's Followers
370 developers follow Kali Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.