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DistroWatch.com: Kali Linux

Kali Linux

Last Update: 2014-11-20 03:02 UTC


Kali Linux (formerly known as BackTrack) is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. It features timely security updates, support for the ARM architecture, a choice of four popular desktop environments, and seamless upgrades to newer versions.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 13 (730), 6 months: 13 (742), 3 months: 14 (696), 4 weeks: 27 (488), 1 week: 27 (466)


Kali Summary
Distribution Kali Linux (formerly BackTrack)
Home Page http://www.kali.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.kali.org/
Documentation http://www.kali.org/official-documentation/
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.kali.org/downloads/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.kali.org/
Related Websites Offensive SecurityWikipedia
Reviews 1.0.x: DedoimedoLinuxBSDosZDNetBinary TidesLinuxBSDos
BackTrack: LinuxBSDosADMINUbuntu ManualLinux UserDedoimedoLinux.comLinux.com
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2014-08-25: Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.9
 • 2014-07-22: Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.8
 • 2014-05-27: Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.7
 • 2014-01-09: Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.6
 • 2013-07-26: Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.4
 • 2013-03-14: Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0

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Table Notes and Explanations
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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 "kdelibs" package 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 1.0.9a 5-R3 4-R2 3 2 1.0 200605 150405 081004 Feature
Release Date 2014-10-06 2012-08-13 2010-11-22 2008-06-19 2007-03-06 2006-05-26 2005-06-22 2005-04-15 2004-08-10 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME, KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE IceWM Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB TGZ TGZ TGZ DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture armel, armhf, i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                   Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 1.0.9a                 Full Package List
Package 1.0.9a 5-R3 4-R2 3 2 1.0 200605 150405 081004 Package
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.25 1.0.22 1.0.17a 1.0.14a -- 1.0.10 1.0.6 1.0.6 -- alsa-lib (1.0.28)
ati-driver (14.501.1003) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.501.1003)
bash (4.3.30) 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.05b bash (4.3.30)
bind (9.10.1-P1) -- -- -- 9.4.1 9.3.2-P1 9.3.1 9.3.1 9.3.1 8.4.4 bind (9.10.1-P1)
chromium (39.0.2171.95) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (39.0.2171.95)
cups (2.0.1) 1.5.3 1.4.3 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.1.23 -- -- -- 1.1.21rc1 cups (2.0.1)
dhcp (4.3.1) 4.2.2 3.1.3 3.1.1 3.0.6 -- 3.0.3 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1rc11 dhcp (4.3.1)
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.5 1.41.11 1.41.3 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.35 1.35 1.34 e2fsprogs (1.42.12)
firefox (34.0.5) 24.8.1 14.0.1 3.0.15 2.0.0.10 1.5.0.7 1.5 1.0 1.0 -- firefox (34.0.5)
freetype (2.5.4) 2.4.9 2.3.11 2.3.7 2.3.4 2.2.1 -- 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.5.4)
gcc (4.9.2) 4.7.2 4.4.3 4.3.1 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.2 gcc (4.9.2)
gimp (2.8.14) -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.6 2.0.6 1.2.5 gimp (2.8.14)
glibc (2.20) 2.13 2.11.1 2.11.1 2.5 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.20)
gnome-shell (3.14.3) 3.4.2 2.28.1git -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.14.3)
gnucash (2.6.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.5)
gnumeric (1.12.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.18)
grub (2.00) -- 1.98 0.97 -- -- -- 0.95 0.95 -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.14.6) 3.4.2 2.20.1 2.14.4 2.10.13 2.8.20 2.6.10 2.6.4 2.4.13 2.4.9 gtk+ (3.14.6)
httpd (2.4.10) 2.2.22 2.2.14 2.2.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.10)
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.5)
k3b (2.0.3) -- -- -- 1.0.2 0.12.15 0.12.8 0.11.17 0.11.17 -- k3b (2.0.3)
kdelibs (4.14.3) -- 4.5.3 3.5.10 3.5.7 3.5.4 3.5.0 3.3.1 3.3.1 -- kdelibs (4.14.3)
kmod (19) 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (19)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.24.1 -- -- 2.6.1.1 2.8.0 2.8.0 2.6.1.2 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.3.5)
Package 1.0.9a 5-R3 4-R2 3 2 1.0 200605 150405 081004 Package
linux (3.18.1) 3.14.5 3.2.6 2.6.35.8 2.6.21.5 2.6.20 2.6.15.6 2.6.11 2.6.9 2.6.7 linux (3.18.1)
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.0)
mariadb (10.0.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.15)
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.4.0) 8.0.5 7.7.1 7.2 6.5.2 -- -- 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 MesaLib (10.4.0)
mysql (5.6.22) 5.5.38 5.1.63 5.0.67 5.0.37 5.0.24a 4.0.24 4.0.23 4.0.23 4.0.17 mysql (5.6.22)
nautilus (3.14.2) 3.4.2 2.31.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.14.2)
NVIDIA (343.36) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (343.36)
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (8u20) 7u65 6b20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u20)
openssh (6.7p1) 6.0p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.0p1 4.4p1 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.6.1p2 openssh (6.7p1)
openssl (1.0.1j) 1.0.1e 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8d 0.9.8a 0.9.7d 0.9.7d 0.9.7c openssl (1.0.1j)
perl (5.20.1) 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.3 perl (5.20.1)
php (5.6.4) 5.4.4 5.3.2 5.2.6 5.2.4 -- -- 4.3.10 4.3.10 4.3.3 php (5.6.4)
postfix (2.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.3)
postgresql (9.4.0) 9.1.13 -- 8.3.8 8.2.4 8.1.4 8.1.3 -- -- -- postgresql (9.4.0)
Python (3.4.2) 2.7.3 2.7.1 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.4.1 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.3 Python (3.4.2)
qt (5.4.0) 4.8.2 4.7.0 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.2.3 qt (5.4.0)
samba (4.1.14) 4.0.6 3.4.7 3.2.3 -- 3.0.23c 3.0.20 3.0.8 3.0.8 3.0.7 samba (4.1.14)
systemd (218) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (218)
thunderbird (31.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.2.0)
vim (7.4) 7.3 7.2 7.1 -- -- 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.5) 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.8.1 -- vlc (2.1.5)
xfdesktop (4.10.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.10.3)
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- 1.1.17 -- -- -- -- 1-rc7 1-rc7 -- xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.16.3) 1.12.4 1.7.6 1.5.2 1.3.0.0 (6.9.0) (6.9.0) -- -- -- xorg-server (1.16.3)


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