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Post Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:03 pm

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Post Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:52 am

Re: BackTrack 5

Those guys have been cranking out releases recently.
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Post Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:23 am

Re: BackTrack 5

we expect a release in a couple of months at least

I can't wait to get my hands on it!
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Post Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:45 am

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first i was like  ;D

then i was like  >:( (only screenshots)
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Post Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:08 pm

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When I saw the screenshots and realized I don't have to go turnoff the transparent menus I was like  :D
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Post Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:58 pm

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Seems the official release date is May 10, 2011, according to their newsletter.
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Post Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:13 am

Re: BackTrack 5

As BackTrack 5 development rolls on full steam ahead, we've been getting numerous questions about the future release. We thought we'de publish a blog post with general information about BT5 for the impatient. The codename of this release will be "revolution", for a bunch of reasons.

BackTrack 5 will be based on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS), and will (finally) support both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures. We will be officially supporting KDE 4, Gnome and Fluxbox while providing users streamlined ISO downloads of each Desktop Environment (DE). Tool integration from our repositories will be seamless with all our supported DE's, including the specific DE menu structure.

Perhaps most importantly BackTrack 5 "revolution" will be our first release to include full source code in it's repositories. This is a big thing for us, as it officially joins us to the open-source community and clears up any licensing issues which were present in BackTrack 4. The absence of source code availability in BT4 was mainly due to lack of resources when we initially structured the BT4 development environment. Armed with our support from Offensive Security, we have built a *proper* development environment, which allows us to do awesome things.

Our tool list has completely been revamped and refreshed. Each tool's functionality was assessed and decided upon before inclusion to BT5. Obviously, we are constantly staying up to date with interesting new tools and are adding them to our repositories when appropriate. In addition, our menu structure has been much optimised - streamlined with both the PTES and OSSTMM standards. This will make finding and using the right tools much easier.


We are finally able to upadte our roadmap and pin down a date for the release - The date for the official release is May 10, 2011.

Stay tuned for more.


Yes, it really seems to be a revolution!!!  ;D
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:09 pm

Re: BackTrack 5

I do love me some BT, ive been running it in a vm on my macbook pro for awhile I'm finally toying around with the idea of dual booting it just to get cuda support but I might hold off till 5 comes out.
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:16 pm

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Awesome, BT with Gnome  ;D Having to sully myself with KDE has been my chief complaint about using it.
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:13 pm

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You mean you don't want to install Gnome and then rebuild your menu structure for 200some odd tools?  ;D
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nice to see BT with Gnome at last. ..but I'll have to wait till BT6 I guess for xfce  :-\.... or am I being too optimistic?

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Post Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:24 pm

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Don't know what all the fuss is about re the different desktops?  They are all so much better than the crap you get on windows!

Just looking forward to the new release.  Got my external drive ready to backup my data ready for a clean install on my PC and laptop
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Post Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:45 pm

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Besides...  Dunno about ya'll, but 90% of the tools I use on BT are 'command-line' anyway!  Desktops are nice sometimes, I guess... ;-p
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Post Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:00 pm

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hayabusa wrote:Besides...  Dunno about ya'll, but 90% of the tools I use on BT are 'command-line' anyway!  Desktops are nice sometimes, I guess... ;-p


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Post Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:30 am

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True enough, but there are a few gui tools in there, such as OpenVAS, and its always nice to be able to run a bazilion terminals in a decent desktop environment. KDE is just icky  :-X
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