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Kali Linux vs Red Hat Enterprise Linux: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kali Linux as "Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution". 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. On the other hand, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is detailed as "Secure Operating System and Platform for Enterprise Hybrid Clouds". Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes military-grade security technologies—from network firewall control to secure containers for application isolation—to prevent intrusions and protect your data.

Kali Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

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Pros of Kali Linux
Pros of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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    Penetration testing tools are pre-installed
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    Has many penetration testing tools
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    Runs on both x86 and ARM platforms
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    Its just debian so it has better support
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    Learning curve

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Cons of Kali Linux
Cons of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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    Outdated versions of common packages
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    Root GUI setup is a potential security hole
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    Packages are too large in size as compare to alpine
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    Wireless driver issues on some systems
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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.

    What is Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the industry-leading Linux that provides the foundation for next-generation architectures, with support for all major hardware platforms and thousands of commercial and custom applications.

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    What are some alternatives to Kali Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
    Ubuntu
    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.
    Linux
    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
    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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