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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.
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.
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."
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:
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.