Backtrack Reborn – Kali Linux

Yesterday Offensive Security announced their forthcoming distribution, Backtrack 6

Yesterday Offensive Security announced their forthcoming distribution, Backtrack 6, dubbed Kali Linux. Of course they haven’t provided many details beyond that fact that it’s a major rewrite that involved deciding to “swap[ping] out our custom development environment for a fully fledged Debian-compliant packaging and repository system.” Unfortunately, Offensive Security hasn’t provided a release timeline yet but ShmooCon is right around the corner.


Previous BT core was Ubuntu so they’re dumping that and going back to what Ubuntu was/is based off of… deb. Why? Because Canonical is bastardizing desktop Linux kinda like apple did to Unix. The direction of Ubuntu only serves Canonical’s and not the “spirit” of the Linux community.

Either way Canonical’s initial integration of the “amazon shopping lens” over plain http (shit storm ensues thus now https) violates most whitehat sensibility’s. Not to mention the TOS that basically says its a keylogger “will send keystokes to…”

Another speculation could be Systemd vs UpStart that Ubuntu won’t budge on. Either way Ubuntu user will give unyielding support for every choice the benevolent dictator makes.

Anyway we will get more infos during the ShmooCon,  here is the Backtrack 6 trailer, Enjoy!  :

 

-Jay

 

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