Parrot Security OS Alternatives

    Parrot Security OS is described as 'Parrot is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Testing and designed with Security, Development, and Privacy in mind' and is a Linux Distro in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Parrot Security OS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Windows S and VirtualBox. The best alternative is Tails, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Parrot Security OS are Kubuntu (Free, Open Source), Kali Linux (Free, Open Source), Qubes OS (Free, Open Source) and Whonix (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

    1. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.
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      Most users think Tails is a great alternative to Parrot Security OS.
    2. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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    3. Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, originally forked from Backtrack Linux by the Offensive Security team. Kali Linux is preinstalled with numerous penetration-testing programs, including...
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      Almost everyone thinks Kali Linux is a great alternative to Parrot Security OS.
    4. Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.
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    5. Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network.
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    6. Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS and featuring the Xfce desktop.
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    7. BlackArch Linux is an Small Arch Linux iconArch Linux -based distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2554 tools.
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    8. 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 the first of its kind for any operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive.
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      Wifislax is a GNU / Linux LiveCD and LiveUSB features conceived and designed for security auditing and related to computer security in general.
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    9. BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments.
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