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Parrot

Last Update: 2018-09-11 00:51 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: 35 (284), 6 months: 41 (249), 3 months: 33 (301), 4 weeks: 15 (520), 1 week: 28 (357)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 6 review(s).


Parrot Summary
Distribution Parrot (formerly Parrot Security OS)
Home Page http://www.parrotsec.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.parrotsec.org/listinfo
User Forums https://community.parrotsec.org/
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Documentation https://www.parrotsec.org/docs/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-06-19: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.0
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Feature 4.2.2 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Release Date 2018-09-11 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 i686, 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 4.2.2 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Package 4.2.2 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 (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.1.3 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.8 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.12
firefox (62.0.2) 62.0 58.0 54.0 45.2.0 38.6.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 7.2.0 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.6 -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.29 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.20.6 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.35) 2.4.34 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.20 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 25 24 22 18
krita (4.1.2) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.1.1rc1 5.4.3 5.2.7 5.1.4rc1 --
linux (4.18.9) 4.18.6 4.14.13 4.11.6 4.5.3 4.3.3
Package 4.2.2 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) 10.1.35 10.1.26 10.1.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.18.0 1.16.2 1.14.1 1.8.1
mesa (18.2.1) 18.1.7 17.3.3 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- -- -- 3.20.1 --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.2 8u151 8u131 8u91 7u95
openssh (7.8p1) 7.8p1 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0h 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2h 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.10) 7.2.9 7.0.27 7.0.20 5.6.22 5.6.14
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- 3.1.0 --
postgresql (10.5) 10.5 10.1 9.6.3 9.5.3 9.4.6
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.1 5.9.2 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.1) 4.8.5 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.17
systemd (239) 239 236 233 230 215
thunderbird (60.0) 52.9.1 -- -- 45.1.0 --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.0rc6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.0rc2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.20.1 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.3 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
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Version: 4.2.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-23
Votes: 5


the best distributio i have ever used both for pentests and for a daily use.

i think it is my perfect distro because it does not only focuses on securing networks but also to keep the pentest results and personal data confined in a secure, encrypted, modular and sandboxed environment, which is pretty rare in other distributions.


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Version: 4.2.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-22
Votes: 1


The way they do persistence with Live USB is cool and very simple, and everything works fast. No issues at all. It's based on Debian so I guess I can't expect it to work with UEFI Secure Boot turned on, but maybe one day :) I got the Security Edition and it's great! Can't complain. And it's beautiful!


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Version: 4.2.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-19
Votes: 2


La mia distro live preferita.
La versione (Home) 4.2.2 e' migliiorata in fluidita' rispetto all 4.2 e alla 4.2.1
Finalmente Keeepassxc funziona ;-))) pero' non funziona piu' Pluma... (consiglierei di sostituirlo con leafpad, piu' leggero e 'monofile').
Bisognerebbe aggiungere Veracrypt (per completezza).
Toglierei poi una dele due barre lasciandone solo una.
Ad majora !



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