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Kali Linux 1.0

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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:51 am

Kali Linux 1.0

“So, what’s the difference between BackTrack and Kali?” you might be asking. Unfortunately for us, that’s not a simple question to answer. It’s a mix between “everything” and “not much”, depending on how you used BackTrack.

From an end user perspective, the most obvious change would be the switch to Debian and an FHS-compliant system. What this means is that instead of having to navigate through the /pentest tree, you will be able to call any tool from anywhere on the system as every application is included in the system path. However, there’s much hidden magic in that last sentence. I’ll quickly list some of the new benefits of this move.

Streaming Security and Package Updates from Debian
Our new streamlined repositories synchronize with the Debian repositories 4 times a day, constantly providing you with the latest package updates and security fixes available.

Debian Compliant Packaging of Each Tool in Kali
This is where we’ve been spending most of our time and effort. Relentlessly packaging dozens of useful tools, painstakingly making sure our packages are Debian compliant.

Long Term Packaging and Maintenance of High Profile Tools
Many of the tools in our toolbox need to be “bleeding edge”. This means we have take on the task of packaging and maintaining upstream versions of many tools, so that our users are constantly kept up to date where it matters.

Streamlined Development Process
As our source packages are now also Debian compliant, you can quickly and easily get the required sources of each tool, then modify and rebuild them with a couple of commands.

Bootstrap Builds and ISO Customizations
One of the many benefits of our move to a Debian compliant system, is the ability to Bootstrap a Kali Installation/ISO directly from our repositories. This means that you can easily build your own customizations of Kali, as well as perform enterprise network installs from a local or remote repository.

Automating Kali Installations
Kali Linux installations can now be automated using pre-seed files. This allows for enterprise wide customization and deployment on multiple systems.

Real ARM Development
BackTrack 5 brought with it new support for ARM hardware. Our ARM build-bot was a modified Motorola Xoom tablet, which suffice to say, didn’t last for long. To help remedy this, Offensive Security has donated a Calxeda ARM cluster to our project, allowing reliable and long term development of Kali Linux ARM images.

Complete Desktop Environment Flexibility
Our new build and repository environments allow for complete flexibility in generating your own updated Kali ISOs, with any desktop environment you like. Do you prefer KDE? LXDE? XFCE? Anything else? Then change your Kali desktop environment yourself.

Seamless Upgrades between Future Major Versions
Another benefit derived from the move to a Debian compliant system is the ability to seamlessly upgrade future major version of Kali. No longer will you have to reinstall your penetration testing machine due a new version of Kali coming out.

With all these changes (and many more), you can see why we’re so excited about this release. Go ahead and give Kali a spin. Head on to the documentation area for some setup guides, and then over to our forums and join the new Kali community!


Source and Download: http://www.kali.org/
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 am

Re: Kali Linux 1.0

+1
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:06 am

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+2
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 am

Re: Kali Linux 1.0

interesting
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:46 am

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Sweet, thanks for the heads up!
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:08 am

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can't wait to get home to download and replace my bt5 installs... DEBIAN <3
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:42 pm

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I downloaded the VMWare image. When I tried to open it using my VMware Workstation 8.0.4 on Win 7 pro 64 bits I received the following error.

"The configuration file "D:\VMware\kali-linux-1.0-i386-gnome-vm\kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.vmx" was created by a VMware product that is incompatible with this version of VMware Workstation and cannot be used.

Cannot open the configuration file D:\VMware\kali-linux-1.0-i386-gnome-vm\kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.vmx."

"Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to."

I'll try at home with a newer version of VMware.
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:09 pm

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alucian wrote:I downloaded the VMWare image. When I tried to open it using my VMware Workstation 8.0.4 on Win 7 pro 64 bits I received the following error.

"The configuration file "D:\VMware\kali-linux-1.0-i386-gnome-vm\kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.vmx" was created by a VMware product that is incompatible with this version of VMware Workstation and cannot be used.

Cannot open the configuration file D:\VMware\kali-linux-1.0-i386-gnome-vm\kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.vmx."

"Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to."

I'll try at home with a newer version of VMware.


Try editing the "virtualHW.version =" line in the .vmx file to your version.
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:25 pm

Re: Kali Linux 1.0

I got it installed and I ordered a Raspberry Pi and a MK/SS808 to install Kali on.
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:57 pm

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m0wgli wrote:Try editing the "virtualHW.version =" line in the .vmx file to your version.


It worked. Thanks !

I knew that must be something simple and that some smart guy on EHnet will figure it out. :)
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:01 am

Re: Kali Linux 1.0

Thank you that was helpful.
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Post Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Re: Kali Linux 1.0

HWversion change worked. Here's a complete guide on how to fix that:
http://cryptedsecurity.com/fix-how-to-i ... version-8/

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