Kali Linux 2020.1 (Live)

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Kali Linux 2020.1 (Live)

The Kali Linux open source project delivers "more than 300 penetration testing and security auditing programs … that enables IT administrators and security professionals to test the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies" [1]. The newest Kali Linux [2] is:

  • Non-root: The default user account is now the standard, unprivileged user kali , not the superuser account, root , as delivered in earlier versions.
  • Live network install image.
  • Default Xfce desktop.
  • Rolling distribution, so you get updates as soon as they are available.
  • Python 2 tools removed because Python 2 reached end of life January 2020.

Although possible, the developers do not recommend you use Kali Linux as your primary OS, because they do not test that use case.

 

 

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