Kali Linux is a complete re-build of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All-new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged.
According to Offensive Security, Seven years of developing BackTrack Linux has taught us a significant amount about what we, and the security community, think a penetration testing distribution should look like. We’ve taken all of this knowledge and experience and implemented it in our “next generation” penetration testing distribution.After a year of silent development, Offensive Security is proud to announce the release and public availability of “Kali Linux“, the most advanced, robust, and stable penetration testing distribution to date.
Kali is a more mature, secure, and enterprise-ready version of BackTrack Linux. Trying to list all the new features and possibilities that are now available in Kali would be an impossible task on this single page.
Being based on Debian (Debian Wheezy), Kali also uses its parent distribution’s installation program, the first Debian-based distribution I have reviewed in a while that uses the Debian Installer (DI). What that means is that Kali gives you more features (during installation) than BackTrack, Ubuntu or any other
distribution derived from Ubuntu. This screen shot shows the installer’s disk partitioning options.
The Kali Linux ARM Architecture images work like charm on Samsung ARM Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, ODROID U2 / X2 and SainSmart SS808.
What’s New in Kali Linux:
- 300 penetration testing tools.
- FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard) compliant.
- Enhanced and vast wireless device support.
- Custom kernel patched for injection.
- GPG signed packages and repos.
- Multi-language and completely customizable.
- ARMEL and ARMHF support.
- Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices:
- rk3306 mk/ss808
- Raspberry Pi
- ODROID U2/X2
- Samsung Chromebook
Download Kali Linux DVD/ISO images:
Grab the latest DVD ISO images of Kali here.
Direct Download Links:
GNOME 64 bit ISO Image (2189MB)
Mini ISO 64 bit Image (404MB)
GNOME 32 bit ISO Image (i386) (2256MB)
Mini ISO 32 bit Image (i386) (433MB)