That's awesome guys. Now I'm getting a good feel for what your systems look like at home. Looks like most all of you run Win7 as your primary OS (or dual booting it with Ubuntu or Fedora). I usually have only had 1 main home desktop and laptop but just a week ago, my dad gave me his "old" one which is a Dell XPS P4 3.3Ghz dual core, 250GB hdd and 3GB RAM. I imagine if you have more than 1 home desktop, it would be wise to seperate your everyday home PC from your pen-testing/lab PC?
Out of the dozen or so OS replies, I've only seen 1 mention of Linux Mint. Even with Unity, it seems Ubuntu still has the upper hand over mint.
My setup looks to be about the same as Engan's with dual booting Win7 & Ubuntu on one box and pen-testing from BT5 in a virual machine.
Since you brought it up, Jamie, I'll go ahead and ask which OS is the most common when doing pen-testing? (or better yet, what "setup" on your system is the most common) I'm thinking of having either 1 main OS of Ubuntu on my pen-testing box with virtual machines of BT5 (attacker) and WinXP/2K (victims). Or if I have the hdd space, maybe it would be better to actually install BT5 on the pen-test box dual booting Ubuntu.
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