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Parrot OS Security edition is a Linux desktop distribution geared for security admins

Date 23 Apr 2021
Category Vendors/Products
Posted By Brittany Day
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Parrot OS Security edition is a is a Linux desktop distro geared towards security admins, offering a wide range of penetration and vulnerability testing tools.

Sometimes, choosing a Linux distribution is a challenge. Given how many options are available, anyone faced with the selection could find their head spinning in a dizzying display of confusion. For certain types of users, the selection gets a bit more focused. A particular type of user is one who either places a higher priority on security and/or those who require a particular security-focused toolkit for their daily job.

Within the world of Linux, there are a few particular distributions that give security considerably more attention. One such distribution is Parrot OS. Before we get into this, know there are two different flavors of Parrot OS—a general desktop distribution (the Home edition) and one purpose-built for security. It's the latter I want to examine today.


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