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Old 01-24-2017, 04:58 AM   #1
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Kali Linux as Desktop OS


Hello here,

I need your advises. Is recommended to use Kali Linux as main daily OS? For example as MS OS , Debian and etc?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 01-24-2017, 05:02 AM   #2
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Hi.

No.

https://www.kali.org/kali-linux-documentation/

It's built from Debian* and any tools &c can be installed there... I like stretch/sid gets more done! https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...ding-firmware/
 
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:05 AM   #3
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Should I Use Kali Linux?

As the distribution developers, one would likely expect us to recommend that everyone use Kali Linux but the fact of the matter is, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testing and security auditing.
...have fun!
 
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Is recommended to use Kali Linux as main daily OS?
Nope. Try a regular desktop distro like Linux Mint for your daily OS. All the tools available in Kali are also available in Linux Mint. Just add them one at a time as you start to learn them. You'll save a lot of time.

Later, once you've mastered the individual tools, if you still feel like it, you can carry a Kali image around on a USB stick on your key chain or something.
 
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for your kind suggestions. I have Debian Linux on my laptop.
 
Old 01-24-2017, 10:17 AM   #6
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Try VMs, multibooting or live OSs if you're looking to distro hop?

Eg: https://distrowatch.com/search.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...n_Timeline.svg
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/co...-vm/index.html
&c...

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Kali is a VERY CRAPPY idea as a everyday Desktop OS !!!!
a VERY CRAPPY IDEA
 
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Why? Its just Debian with Gnome/XFCE/Whatever... Its not Knoppix anymore.
 
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It has backdoors built in for one... plus; some quote comes to mind, what was it ("Should I Use Kali Linux???""" )
 
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It has backdoors built in for one...
Proof?
Doesn't the code get checked by others, like a committee, from time-to-time? Repositories can be broken into I guess.

I came across this:
"There's plenty of room for backdoors in hardware, thanks to the proliferation of closed-source binary drivers ('blobs'),
which run with kernel privileges; as well as all the black box firmware that comes preloaded onto your hardware."
 
Old 03-17-2017, 06:18 PM   #11
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I was basically saying in us terms that to gain and keep access &c for any hat are built in...
 
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The Kali Linux maintainers state specifically that it is not designed for persons new to Linux nor for use as a desktop distro. From the docs:

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If you are unfamiliar with Linux generally, if you do not have at least a basic level of competence in administering a system, if you are looking for a Linux distribution to use as a learning tool to get to know your way around Linux, or if you want a distro that you can use as a general purpose desktop installation, Kali Linux is probably not what you are looking for.
 
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The Kali Linux maintainers state specifically that it is not designed for persons new to Linux nor for use as a desktop distro. From the docs:
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