Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography. The distribution's developers are currently exploring the idea of whether Parrot should transition from Debian to using Devuan as its parent distribution. A decision has not been made yet, but the team has said they are testing how their software packages behave on a Devuan base. "Is Parrot switching to Devuan? Nope, not yet. We are just testing how our packages behave on top of Devuan instead of Debian, and what should be modified to have everything working without systemd (which seems to be hard-coded almost everywhere). We are also collecting feedback from our community, and this is why we posted a very short announcement on our social channels some days before writing this post, and in a very very short amount of time we were able to collect an exaggerated amount of positive messages." Further (sometimes colourful) commentary on the subject of alternative init software and what the team would need to do to complete the transition can be found in the Parrot Security OS blog post.
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