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DistroWatch.com: Pentoo

Pentoo

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Pentoo is a Gentoo-based Linux live CD with a selection of applications and tools designed to perform penetration testing.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 214 (38), 6 months: 219 (33), 3 months: 211 (34), 4 weeks: 206 (35), 1 week: 185 (38)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 1 review(s).


Pentoo Summary
Distribution Pentoo
Home Page http://www.pentoo.ch/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.pentoo.ch/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.pentoo.ch/docs/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.pentoo.ch/download/
Bug Tracker https://code.google.com/p/pentoo/issues/list
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-08-02: Development Release: Pentoo 2015.0 RC5
 • 2015-12-02: Development Release: Pentoo 2015.0 RC4.6
 • 2015-01-05: Development Release: Pentoo 2015.0 RC3.7
 • 2013-03-09: Development Release: Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1
 • 2012-11-10: Development Release: Pentoo 2012.0 Beta 3
 • 2012-09-07: Development Release: Pentoo 2012.0 Beta 2
 • 2012-07-31: Development Release: Pentoo 2012.0 Beta
 • 2009-12-05: Distribution Release: Pentoo 2009.0
 • 2009-08-18: Development Release: Pentoo 2009.0 Beta
 • 2006-07-05: Distribution Release: Mini-Pentoo 2006.1
 • 2006-02-03: Distribution Release: Mini-Pentoo 2006.0
 • More Pentoo releases...

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Feature 2015.0-rc5 2009.0 2006.1 2006.0 2005.1
Release Date 2016-08-02 2009-12-04 2006-07-05 2006-02-02 2005-06-22
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3287-3313        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation -- -- -- -- --
Default Desktop Xfce Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment GNOME
Package Management Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686 i686 i686
Init Software other other other other other
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- --
Multilingual          
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2015.0-rc5 2009.0 2006.1 2006.0 2005.1
Package 2015.0-rc5 2009.0 2006.1 2006.0 2005.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.0.29 1.0.20 1.0.10 1.0.10 --
ati-driver (16.40) -- 8.660 -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.05b
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) 52.0.2743.82 -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3-P1 3.1.2-P1 -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.13 1.41.9 1.38 1.38 1.35
firefox (57.0) 45.2.0 3.5.5 1.5.0.3 1.5 1.0.1
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.3 2.3.9 2.1.9 2.1.9 2.1.9
gcc (7.2.0) 4.9.3 4.3.4 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.5
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.22 2.9 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.4
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 0.97 0.96 -- 0.94
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.30 2.16.6 2.8.12 2.8.8 2.4.14
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 22 -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.26.0 -- -- 2.8.0
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.1.4 -- -- -- --
linux (4.14) 4.4.8 2.6.31.6 2.6.16 2.6.14 2.6.10
Package 2015.0-rc5 2009.0 2006.1 2006.0 2005.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 11.0.6 7.5.1 -- -- --
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.2
NVIDIA (387.22) -- 185.18.36 -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u151) 1.8.0 -- -- -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 5.2p1 4.3p2 4.2p1 3.9p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2h -- -- -- 0.9.7e
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.6 5.8.5
php (7.1.11) -- 5.2.11 -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) 9.5.2 -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 3.4.3 2.6.2 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.3.4
qt (5.9.2) 5.6.1 4.5.3 -- -- 3.3.4
samba (4.7.2) 4.2.11 3.0.37 -- -- 3.0.11
systemd (235) -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.4.0) 45.2.0 2.0.0.23 -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.2 -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.4 1.0.2 -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.2 -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.17.4 1.6.3.901 (6.8.2) (6.8.2) (6.8.0)

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Version: 2015.0-rc5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-16
Votes: 0


Pentoo was once my go-to rescue, testing live CD/USB.

Sadly, these days they really could lift their game with testing on wider hardware and release cycles.
To their credit I still use some of the older releases for hardware support that magically has been mangled in recent editions.

When competing in an ecosystem alongside Kali and Blackarch, it's hard to compete when you are a little fish in a Pacific-Ocean-sized pond.

It still remains an awesome setup/Live environment that doesn't tax the optical drive or resources even when not a RAM disc, but some issues lately with modern (and ancient) hardware that has me using it less than what would otherwise be my exclusive go-to Live environment.

The issues are also those that are not that easy to excuse from what I've seen when I've dug down into it, and my hardware was relatively common. The hypocrite that I am, I've not submitted bug reports OR supported development, I've just been a selfish user who submits reviews like this! :) :( So really take my advise with a grain of salt, one from that Pacific-Ocean-sized pond.



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