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    Kali Linux hands-on: A look at the installation options

    Date 26 Jan 2021
    Category Vendors/Products
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    There are a variety of different ways to install Kali Linux, and choosing the best one for your situation can make the process much easier! Here's a look at the possibilities.

     

    Anyone involved in or even significantly interested in cybersecurity has probably heard of Kali Linux. Since its early days as BackTrack, it has been considered the standard in penetration testing and security analysis platforms. In my opinion, it also happens to be one of the best Debian GNU/Linux distributions available.  

    It is based on Debian stable (currently 10/buster), but with a much more current Linux kernel (currently 5.9 in Kali, compared to 4.19 in Debian stable and 5.10 in Debian testing).

    Kali is available for installation in a number of different formats, for a number of different systems, and that variety can sometimes be a bit intimidating. So I am going to run down some of the possibilities, in hopes of clearing it up a bit.

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