About a week ago the Kali Linux (live) distribution version 2.0 was released, now Offensive Security – the company behind Kali Linux – has published so-called Docker images of Kali Linux 2.0, which lets you run it on any platform.
Kali Linux (former Backtrack Linux) is designed for digital forensics and penetration testing and is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd.
Kali Linux Docker images consists of a minimal base of the Linux kernel-based operating system. So you will be able to run Kali Linux on other operating systems/platforms like Azure, Mac OS X, Windows, CentOS, Gentoo and Ubuntu.
“We have generated several Kali Linux VMware, VirtualBox and ARM images which we would like to share with the community. Note that the images provided below are maintained on a “best effort” basis”, as stated by Offensive Security.
Kali Linux is based on the 4.0 Linux kernel, now based on the Debian Jessie distribution. It has improved hardware and wireless driver coverage, support for a variety of Desktop Environments (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Mate, E17, LXDE and i3wm), with an updated desktop environment and tools.
Look at the video below to learn more about the latest Kali Linux release.
Head over here to download a Docker image of Kali Linux 2.0, both 32-bit and 64-bit images are available.