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Parrot Security OS

Last Update: 2018-06-17 14:41 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: 36 (269), 6 months: 50 (205), 3 months: 56 (177), 4 weeks: 59 (174), 1 week: 53 (170)

Average visitor rating: 9.16/10 from 62 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
 • More Parrot releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-06-13 Parrot Security considering Devuan as new base
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Feature 4.1 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Release Date 2018-06-06 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) 1700-3700 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 4.1 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Package 4.1 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 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (68.0.3440.106) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 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 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.44.2 1.43.8 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.12
firefox (61.0.2) 60.0.1 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) 7.2.0 7.2.0 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.4) -- -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.42) -- 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.29 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.29 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.20.6 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.29 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.20 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 25 24 22 18
krita (4.1.1) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.0) 6.0.2 5.4.3 5.2.7 5.1.4rc1 --
linux (4.18) 4.16.12 4.14.13 4.11.6 4.5.3 4.3.3
Package 4.1 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) 10.1.29 10.1.26 10.1.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.18.0 1.16.2 1.14.1 1.8.1
mesa (18.1.6) 17.3.9 17.3.3 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- 3.20.1 --
NVIDIA (396.51) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.1 8u151 8u131 8u91 7u95
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0i) 1.1.0h 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2h 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.8) 7.2.4 7.0.27 7.0.20 5.6.22 5.6.14
plasma-desktop (5.13.4) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- 3.1.0 --
postgresql (10.5) 10.3 10.1 9.6.3 9.5.3 9.4.6
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9
qt (5.11.1) 5.9.2 5.9.2 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.4) 4.7.4 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.17
systemd (239) 238 236 233 230 215
thunderbird (60.0) -- -- -- 45.1.0 --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.1 3.0.0rc6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.0rc2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.6 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.3 1.17.2

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Average rating
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Version: 4.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-13
Votes: 0


highly recommended for people who are learning more, trying new things in the world of distribution operating systems. easy to use for beginners and lots of tools that are useful for hacking and network testing.


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Version: 4.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-08-12
Votes: 0


Desktop environment is really pretty and there are a lot of tools but for now there is no competition between Parrot OS and Kali due to it not being stable like kali also the default desktop environment which is mate is really buggy and it doesn't work well with gdm3 If you are looking for a stable Distro this is not it and they still have a long way to go but if you are looking for a new experience and you have enough time to fix things that go wrong once in a while then I think this is a good Distro for you


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Version: 4.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-09
Votes: 8


Nice distro.
What I don't like out of thebox:
- double menu-bar (up and down is redundant),
- Keepassxc does not work (it is necessary to disinstall and reinstall trough synaptic, I have always had this problem with Parrot...(?!)
- in the home version some hacking tools are just a waste of space (tor, onionshare are ok), better leave them in the full "pro" version only
- some backgrounds are a little bit "sad".


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