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Kali Linux 2.0 released

Kali Linux (former Backtrack Linux) version 2.0 is released. Now it’s based on Debian Jessie, running on Linux kernel 4.0. According to the Kali Linux developers, this is “the most significant release of Kali since 2013.”

Kali Linux

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is designed for digital forensics and penetration testing and is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd.

This release has improved hardware and wireless driver coverage, support for a variety of Desktop Environments (gnome, kde, xfce, mate, e17, lxde, i3wm). Also an updated desktop environment and tools are available, according to the Kali Linux developers.

Another big change is the fact that Kali Linux is a rolling distribution from now on. This means that Kali Linux will be pulling packages continuously from Debian Testing (after verifying that all packages are installable).

Watch the video below, showing the Kali Linux 2.0 release.


Head over here for all the Kali Linux download links and the several flavors (like the VMWare and VirtualBox images).