Alternatives to Kali Linux for all platforms with any license

  • Parrot Security OS

    Parrot is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Testing and designed with Security, Development, and Privacy in mind. It includes a full portable laboratory for...

    • It really is the best alternative, since it shares some repositories with Kali Linux (besides having its own), and for novice users it is very easy to use daviwalleMay 2020 Disagree   Agree

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  • Kubuntu

    is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop.

    • It is not meant specifically for pentesting. Guest • Oct 2019 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you need to install the tools; its not out of the box with them Guest • Feb 2020 Disagree   Agree

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  • Cyborg Linux

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

    • Discontinued
      have not been any updates on their website in almost 2 years.
    • Easy to use, fast and a lot of tools Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Wifislax

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

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  • Dracos Linux

    Dracos Linux is purposed as an educational, especially to recognize the operation system of Linux and we respect ethical hacking.

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  • Matriux

    Matriux is a fully featured security distribution consisting of a bunch of powerful, open source and free tools that can be used for various purposes including, but not...

    • Discontinued
      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, Matriux Blue, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
    • There are many tools are available in this Operating System. And this is the first penetration testing distro in Asia. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Caine

    CAINE Computer Aided INvestigative Environment Live CD/DVD, computer forensics, digital forensics CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Italian...

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

    • its for network management,not for penetration testing, ethical hacking. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Kali Linux Comments

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Kali Linux · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

In case you have no idea what the description for Backtrack says, here's a common-language translation: It cracks WiFi passwords. That's it.