Hi I'm completely new to Linux and just installed Kali Linux
i take it you did read the WARNING that the development team posted on that issue
in the section
"Is Kali Linux Right For You?"
As the distribution developers, one would likely expect us to recommend that everyone use Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testing and security auditing and as such, it is NOT a recommended distribution for those unfamiliar with Linux.
In addition, misuse of security tools within your network, particularly without permission, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences.
If you are looking for a Linux distribution to learn the basics of Linux and need a good starting point, Kali Linux is not the ideal distribution for you. You may want to begin with Ubuntu or Debian instead.
the significant consequences.
normally involve standing in front of a judge
but if you must then
are you a 2d year CS major , or better
you WILL need the equivalent of a 4 year degree
or have a ton of network exp and coding in
kali uses a lot of "gems"
if the usb thumb drive is 16 gig or better , that is more than enough room
but using it on a thumb drive will be very slow - very slow .
the high-bread iso image can be very easily installed to the usb using "dd"
a VM like kvm on suse and rhel works fine BUT
and this is a VERY BIG ONE !!!
!!! NO nvidia CUDA support !!!
and that is a big issue
a dual boot to the hard drive is a good option
kali only takes up less than 12 gig fully loaded