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DistroWatch.com: BlackArch Linux

BlackArch Linux

Last Update: 2017-11-18 13:06 UTC


BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers. It is supplied as a live DVD image that comes with several lightweight window managers, including Fluxbox, Openbox, Awesome and spectrwm. It ships with over a thousand specialist tools for penetration testing and forensic analysis.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 46 (232), 6 months: 59 (185), 3 months: 65 (180), 4 weeks: 80 (152), 1 week: 72 (148)

Average visitor rating: 5.5/10 from 2 review(s).


Antergos Summary
Distribution BlackArch Linux
Home Page http://blackarch.org/
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Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://blackarch.org/guide.html
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Download Mirrors http://blackarch.org/downloads.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://github.com/BlackArch/blackarch/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-08-30: Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2017.08.30
 • 2017-03-02: Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01
 • 2016-12-21: Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20
 • 2016-08-19: Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2016.08.19
 • 2015-03-30: Distribution Release: BlackArch Linux 2015.03.29
 • More BlackArch releases...

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Feature 2017.08.30 2016.12.29 2015.03.29 2014.07.01
Release Date 2017-06-14 2016-12-29 2015-03-30 2014-07-01
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 466-6757      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox Fluxbox
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture armv6h, armv7h, x86_64 armv6h, armv7h, i686, x86_64 armv6h, armv7h, i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 2017.08.30 2016.12.29 2015.03.29 2014.07.01
Package 2017.08.30 2016.12.29 2015.03.29 2014.07.01
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.4.1 1.1.3 1.0.29 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) 60.0.3112.113 -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.2 4.3.0
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.5 1.43.3 1.42.12 1.42.10
firefox (57.0) 55.0.3 50.1.0 36.0.4 30.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.5.5 2.5.3
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.1 6.1.1 4.9.2 4.9.0
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.25 2.24 2.21 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) -- -- -- --
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.19 3.22.5 3.14.9 3.12.2
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.12 2.4.9
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 23 20 18
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.3) -- -- -- --
linux (4.14.1) 4.12.8 4.8.13 3.19.2 3.15.2
Package 2017.08.30 2016.12.29 2015.03.29 2014.07.01
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) 10.1.26 10.1.20 10.0.17 5.5.37
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 17.1.7 13.0.2 10.5.1 10.2.2
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) 7u131 7u111 7u75 7u60
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 6.8p1 6.6p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0f 1.0.2j 1.0.2a 1.0.1h
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0 5.24.0 5.20.2 5.20.0
php (7.1.12) 7.1.8 7.0.14 5.6.7 5.5.14
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.2 3.1.3 3.0.0 2.11.1
postgresql (10.1) 9.6.4 9.6.1 9.4.1 9.3.4
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.2 3.5.2 3.4.3 3.4.1
qt (5.9.2) 5.9.1 5.7.1 5.4.1 5.3.1
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.7 4.5.3 4.2.0 4.1.9
systemd (235) 234 232 218 214
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.17.1 1.15.2

Reader Ratings
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5.5
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Version: 2017.08.30
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-29
Votes: 2


Awesome hacking distro! No need to use Kali and such again.


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Version: 2017.06.14
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-07-12
Votes: 0


The live in all desktops available come with infinitesimal microscopic fonts. I had to use a magnifying glass to guess what the installer was asking me. 2 hours later this resulted in NO installation. You have to be able to read something to write something in a terminal. No information on the net on how and where to adjust things. At some point in fluxbox I was able to change a color theme that made menus slightly readable. No effect on the term and no ...rc file to edit in home/root ...

Writing to them over a month ago did not produce a response. I gave it one more try and deleted the .iso

Stupidest distro ever encountered.


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