Which do you think is better?

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Which do you think is better?

Post by shdwcat on Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:56 pm
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I am currently in a pen testing class and I have backtrack 5 running on a VM, But I wanted to see what you guys/gals think. I am open to trying out different OS's. and what makes that OS better? Thx.

Backtrack 5 R3

Kali Linux (yes I know its by the same makers as BackTrack)

BackBox

Or any others you feel is better then the ones I listed above.
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Re: Which do you think is better?

Post by -Ninjex- on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:29 am
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I prefer Kali Linux > Back Track

The differences are slight, and you need to understand the operating systems in order to notice all the changes.
A small noticable change is that you can call any command from any directory instead of having to cd /pentest/*/command
It has also been a lot more stable for me.

Here is a direct quote:

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Re: Which do you think is better?

Post by Gill_Sans on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:43 am
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The latest update on the Backtrack site, from March, is to announce the launch of Kali. Kali is essentially BT6, except not, because it has some significant build differences making it its own distro. But, still, if you have been a Backtrack user, you will find that you are or will soon be a Kali user.

I can't comment on BackBox as I've never used it, but its nice to know it exists. Some feel that it seems a waste to have two distros so similar to each other, but I'm a believer that options strengthen the Linux community in the long run. By having two projects, they can both experiment in different ways and learn from each others' successes and failures to build more robust systems. You also have something to jump to should your preferred distro lose support.
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Re: Which do you think is better?

Post by pretentious on Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:08 am
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A note on kali v backtrack
while previously stated that Kali is essentially BT6, I've heard that due to some licensing problems, kali doesn't contain everything backtrack had, out of the box. I havn't looked into how big of a deal this is, just sayin
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Re: Which do you think is better?

Post by shdwcat on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:04 pm
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pretentious wrote:A note on kali v backtrack
while previously stated that Kali is essentially BT6, I've heard that due to some licensing problems, kali doesn't contain everything backtrack had, out of the box. I havn't looked into how big of a deal this is, just sayin


I will have to look further into this, I was interested in downloading this to give it a try using VM. I was going to do the same with BackBox, I am just not sure what BackBox has to offer over BackTrack or Kali.

-- Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:29 am --

So far I have not found any licensing issues with Kali and there seems to be a nice tool section. Thanks everyone for thier input I about to download Kali.

Tool list if anyone wants to see:

Kali List
http://zer0byte.com/2013/03/19/kali-linux-complete-tools-list-installation-screen-shots/

BackTrack5 list
http://aerstone.com/aerstone-labs/bttools/
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