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DistroWatch.com: BackBox Linux

BackBox Linux

Last Update: 2016-12-09 00:45 UTC


BackBox Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is designed to be fast and easy to use. It provides a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, which are always updated to the latest stable versions of the most often used and best-known ethical hacking tools.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 64 (188), 6 months: 67 (188), 3 months: 59 (213), 4 weeks: 79 (169), 1 week: 77 (165)

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BackBox Summary
Distribution BackBox Linux
Home Page http://www.backbox.org/
Mailing Lists http://groups.google.com/group/backbox-linux
User Forums http://forum.backbox.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.backbox.org/
Screenshots http://www.backbox.org/gallery/backbox-linux-3LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors http://www.backbox.org/downloads
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Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 4: LinuxBSDosLinuxBSDos
3: LinuxBSDos
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Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-12-06: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.7
 • 2016-05-27: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.6
 • 2016-01-27: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.5
 • 2015-10-12: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.4
 • 2015-07-22: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.3
 • 2015-04-27: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.2
 • 2015-01-29: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.1
 • 2014-10-11: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.0
 • 2014-01-16: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.13
 • 2013-09-20: Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 3.09
 • More BackBox releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kde-workspace" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 4.7 3.13 2.05
Release Date 2016-12-06 2014-01-16 2012-04-26
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual de, en, es, fr, it de, en, es, fr, it de, en, es, fr, it
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 4.7 3.13 2.05
Package 4.7 3.13 2.05
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.2 4.2
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- --
chromium (56.0.2924.87) -- -- --
cups (2.2.2) 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.6
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.14
firefox (51.0.1) 50.0.2 26.0 11.0
freetype (2.7.1) 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.4
gcc (6.3.0) 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.5.2
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.10 2.6.12 --
glibc (2.25) 2.19 2.15 2.13
gnome-shell (3.22.3) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.15) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.33) -- -- 1.10.13
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 1.99 1.99rc1
gtk+ (3.22.8) 2.24.23 2.24.10 2.24.4
httpd (2.4.25) 2.4.7 2.2.22 2.2.17
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- --
k3b (2.0.3a) -- -- --
kmod (24) 15 -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.0) 4.2.8 4.1.4rc2 --
linux (4.10) 4.4 3.11 2.6.38
Package 4.7 3.13 2.05
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.21) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.16.1) -- -- --
mesa (17.0.0) 11.2.0 8.0.4 7.10.2
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- --
nautilus (3.22.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u121) 7u121 7u25 --
openssh (7.4p1) 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.8p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o
perl (5.24.1) 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.1.2) 5.5.9 5.3.10 5.3.5
plasma-desktop (5.9.2) -- -- --
postfix (3.1.4) -- 2.8.5 2.8.5
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.3.15 9.1.11 8.4.11
Python (3.6.0) 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.1
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.5 4.8.1 4.7.2
samba (4.5.5) 4.3.11 3.6.3 3.5.8
systemd (232) 204 -- --
thunderbird (45.7.1) 45.5.1 24.2.0 11.0.1
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3 7.3
vlc (2.2.4) -- 2.0.8 1.1.9
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.11.8 4.8.3 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.1) 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.10.1



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