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Parrot

Last Update: 2019-01-22 00:24 UTC


Parrot (formerly 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 product, developed by Frozenbox, comes with MATE as the default desktop environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 26 (358), 6 months: 17 (514), 3 months: 13 (646), 4 weeks: 10 (713), 1 week: 30 (405)

Average visitor rating: 8.86/10 from 21 review(s).


Parrot Summary
Distribution Parrot (formerly Parrot Security OS)
Home Page http://www.parrotsec.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://community.parrotsec.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://www.parrotsec.org/docs/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.parrotsec.org/download.php
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-01-22: Distribution Release: Parrot 4.5
 • 2018-11-04: Distribution Release: Parrot 4.3
 • 2018-09-11: Distribution Release: Parrot 4.2.2
 • 2018-01-28: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.11
 • 2017-11-08: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.9
 • 2017-09-13: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.8
 • 2017-07-11: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.7
 • 2017-05-19: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.6
 • 2017-03-08: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.5
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.3
 • 2016-10-16: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.2
 • 2016-07-31: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.1
 • More Parrot releases...

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Feature 4.5 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Release Date 2019-01-19 2018-01-28 2017-07-11 2016-06-18 2016-05-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 40-3800 1500-3700 1400-3800    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation          
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual en en en en en
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 4.5 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Package 4.5 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.6) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.1.3 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.43.8 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.12
firefox (65.0.1) 64.0 58.0 54.0 45.2.0 38.6.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0 7.2.0 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.29 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.24.2 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.20.6 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.38) 2.4.37 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.20 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 25 25 24 22 18
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.0) 6.1.3 5.4.3 5.2.7 5.1.4rc1 --
linux (4.20.10) 4.19.3 4.14.13 4.11.6 4.5.3 4.3.3
Package 4.5 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) 10.1.37 10.1.26 10.1.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.18.0 1.16.2 1.14.1 1.8.1
mesa (18.3.4) 18.2.8 17.3.3 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- 3.20.1 --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) 11.0.1 8u151 8u131 8u91 7u95
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2h 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2
php (7.3.2) 7.3.0 7.0.27 7.0.20 5.6.22 5.6.14
plasma-desktop (5.15.0) 5.14.3 -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- 3.1.0 --
postgresql (11.2) 11.1 10.1 9.6.3 9.5.3 9.4.6
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9
qt (5.12.1) 5.11.2 5.9.2 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.4) 4.9.4 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.17
systemd (241) 240 236 233 230 215
thunderbird (60.5.1) 60.4.0 -- -- 45.1.0 --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.0rc6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.0rc2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.3 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Parrot

Average rating
8.9
from 21 review(s)



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Version: 4.5
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-02
Votes: 1


8/10 because the wifi card on my llenovo yoga 910 wasn't detected but other than that this distro is awesome for security and privacy conscious users.

It could use a GUI for getting software like the ubuntu software center, buts that's not a huge issue for me as many of the applications I love are installed by default.


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Version: 4.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-21
Votes: 21


This is an amazing linux! Perfect for both regular home use and pentesting.
There is no firewall by default, so:

sudo apt-get install ufw
sudo ufw enable

Great distro though. The combined emphasis on security, anonimity and development make this the go-to linux for security professionals and developers. Plus they have, hands down, the best wallpapers ever! Very important.


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Version: 4.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-05
Votes: 25


I've been using this distro for quite a while now and absolutely love it. A few pros/cons:

pros:

light on resources
sandboxed already
has a "Home" flavor with no hack tools included
it's beautiful and stable
encryption option
security flavor has a ton of useful tools

Cons:

firewall/antivirus with it would be nice but not a dealbreaker for me
Included Nvidia drivers didn't work with my card (but with a little elbow grease I found a driver that worked)

Runs really, really well on an old T3500 Xeon with SSD and 16GB ram. I often run Whonix on it with no issues whatsoever. I've tried several other distros like Kodachi, Kali, Heads, Tails, etc... but absolutely none come even close to this distro.


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