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Parrot Security OS

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


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: 31 (314), 6 months: 32 (310), 3 months: 34 (293), 4 weeks: 55 (214), 1 week: 56 (208)

Average visitor rating: 9.22/10 from 50 review(s).


Parrot Summary
Distribution Parrot Security OS
Home Page http://www.parrotsec.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.parrotsec.org/listinfo
User Forums FrozenBox.org
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://docs.parrotsec.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.parrotsec.org/download.fx
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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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 •2017-06-13 Parrot Security considering Devuan as new base
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Feature 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Release Date 2018-01-28 2017-07-11 2016-06-18 2016-05-16
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-3700 1400-3800    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation        
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE MATE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual en en en en
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Package 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) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.12.1) -- -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.1.3 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.43.8 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.12
firefox (59.0.2) 58.0 54.0 45.2.0 38.6.1
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (7.3.0) 7.2.0 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.0) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.29 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- -- 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.20.6 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.20 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 24 22 18
krita (4.0.1)        
libreoffice (6.0.3) 5.4.3 5.2.7 5.1.4rc1 --
linux (4.16.4) 4.14.13 4.11.6 4.5.3 4.3.3
Package 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.14) 10.1.26 10.1.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.18.0 1.16.2 1.14.1 1.8.1
mesa (18.0.1) 17.3.3 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- 3.20.1 --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (9.0.4) 8u151 8u131 8u91 7u95
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2h 1.0.1k
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.5) 7.0.27 7.0.20 5.6.22 5.6.14
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.0) -- -- 3.1.0 --
postgresql (10.3) 10.1 9.6.3 9.5.3 9.4.6
Python (3.6.5) 3.6.4 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9
qt (5.10.1) 5.9.2 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.0) 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.17
systemd (238) 236 233 230 215
thunderbird (52.7.0) -- -- 45.1.0 --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.2) 3.0.0rc6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.0rc2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.3 1.17.2

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Version: 3.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-20
Votes: 0


It's not the easiest out there but strikes the proper balance between power, security, and usability for the average sysadmin and above.


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Version: 3.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-17
Votes: 4


Keeps a lower cpu usage footprint than any OS used previously and very stable. Excellent for security and privacy. Great tools for advanced users and splendid performance for everyday users. Much lighter Home version is an excellent choice for non technical users. Lots of improvements in current 3.11 release. Absolute joy to use besides for few cosmetic issues with UI on MATE. Runs very well on older hardware and runs very well as a live medium too. Best Debian based distro and possibly one of the best distros curently.


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Version: 3.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-12
Votes: 4


I test a lot of linux distros in my virtual lab and use Parrot as a live medium for work, Parrot is the fastest & most stable Linux tested so far & has many tools to boot. I find myself using Parrot everyday now, brilliant OS


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