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Offline RavenPhreak

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Kali Linux - A TEASER INTO THE FUTURE (of BackTrack)
« on: January 30, 2013, 02:54:56 AM »
Link to blog post on BT's website: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backtrack/kali-a-teaser-into-the-future/

Hey all,
I was surprised to see this not on here so I figured I would put it up. Even though I am a THS-OS user in total now, its interesting to see what the other distros are up to. Anyway here is what was posted on the page itself:

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Originally, BackTrack Linux was developed for our personal use but over the past several years, it has grown in popularity far greater than we ever imagined. We still develop BackTrack for ourselves because we use it every day. However, with growth and a huge user base, we have an obligation to ourselves, our users, and the open source community to create the best distribution we possibly can.

With this in mind, about a year ago a bunch of us at Offensive-Security started thinking about the future of BackTrack and brainstormed about the features and functionality we’d like to see in the next and future revisions. One of our main topics of conversation was the option of swapping out our custom development environment for a fully fledged Debian-compliant packaging and repository system.

This seemed like a good idea at the time, but little did we know the world of hurt and pain we were getting ourselves into. This single decision concerning the future path of BackTrack brought  with it so much power and flexibility that it has changed the face of our distribution.

What’s happened in the past year? We have been quietly developing the necessary infrastructure and laying the foundation for our newest penetration testing distribution as well as building over 300 Debian compliant packages and swearing in 8 different languages. These changes brought with them an incredible amount of work, research and learning but are also leading us down the path to creating the best, and most flexible, penetration testing distribution we have ever built, dubbed “Kali”.

Link to flash video:
http://vimeo.com/offsec/kali-linux

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So when is new version of BackTrack goodness hitting the internet? We wont tell, yet. After all, that *is* the definition of a “teaser”. All we can say for now, is that we are well on the way to completion, and hope to have our initial release out….soon.

So nowing this new info anyone have any thoughts, (or have a copy of the alpha version they would like to share?)
Tell us what your thinking!
RavenPhreak
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Re: Kali Linux - A TEASER INTO THE FUTURE (of BackTrack)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 01:23:30 AM »
Doh! Thanks luke.
"I refuse to answer with any degree of accuracy for fear of prevaricating"
If you have questions, first search, google is your friend, and if you cannot find the answer (doubtful) or are confused by the answer (likely) then ask a DETAILED question; and i am sure you will find assistance at top-hat.