Alternatives to Kali Linux for all platforms with any license

  • Tails icon

    Tails

    Tails is a Debian based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.

    Open Source Linux

  • BackTrack Linux icon

    BackTrack Linux Discontinued

    BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in performing assessments in a purely native...

    Open Source Linux

  • Cyborg Linux icon

    Cyborg Linux

    The most advanced, powerful and yet beautiful penetration testing distribution ever created.Lined up with ultimate collection of tools...

    Open Source Linux

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    Knoppix

    Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of...

    Free Windows

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    BackBox Linux

    BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be...

    Open Source Linux

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    BlackArch

    BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux -based distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 1218...

    Free Linux

    • Blackarch has more tools available in their repos!
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    Parrot Security OS

    Parrot Security OS is a pentesting GNU/Linux distribution made to perform penetration tests, Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation...

    Open Source Linux

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    Wifislax

    Wifislax is a Slackware-based live CD containing a variety of security and forensics tools.

    Open Source Linux

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    SELKS

    SELKS is a Debian-based live distribution designed for network security management.

    Open Source Linux

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    Wifiway

    Wifiway is the perfect tool to make sure that our wireless network is secure, because it is an ambitious compendium of all the...

    Open Source Linux

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    Matriux Discontinued

    Matriux is a fully featured security distribution consisting of a bunch of powerful, open source and free tools that can be used for...

    Open Source Linux

  • BlackBuntu icon

    BlackBuntu Discontinued

    Blackbuntu is distribution for penetration testing which was specially designed for security training students and practitioners of...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Caine

    CAINE Computer Aided INvestigative Environment Live CD/DVD, computer forensics, digital forensics CAINE (Computer Aided...

    Open Source Linux

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    Bugtraq

    Bugtraq system offers the most comprehensive distribution, optimal, and stable with automated services manager in real time. This...

    Open Source Linux

Kali Linux Comments

Loved BackTrack 5 r3, Loving Kali Linux even more

Positive Comment by harveyV
about Kali Linux May 2013

For all those who love network security, penetration testing and other exploitation for testing purposes, this is one linux distro that will not disappoint you. However, this is an advanced linux distro so the Kali Linux is not recommended for those who have just switched from operating system such as WIndows to Linux or those intending to. That being said, those who know their way around Linux will love this distro and will probably be their favourite if they like penetration testing, computer security and so on.

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