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January 1, 2016

Simple Question. I've played with both, like them both (though parrot does seem to have some update issues). What's your preference? Why? So Parrot OS, or Kali Linux as your "go-to" Simple Question. I've played with both, like them both (though parrot does seem to have some update issues). What's your preference? Why? So Parrot OS, or Kali Linux as your "go-to" I know Kali Linux and it is very very good and frequently updated. I don't know Parrot OS and I'm curious to hear something about it. Parrot "looks" better with some nifty features, and has a TON of tools. When I tried to update via package manager, it would either not update, or would seem to want to download EVERY package available. Maybe something I did wrong even though I chose update only. Kali, I'm sure I could tweak the interface to my liking, and I do enjoy the ease of update and ease of finding the tools I'm after. I've used Kali since backtrack 3, and wanted to check something new out (kali is my personal preference but Parrot seems to be gaining some ground as well) I couldn't install kdirstat on kali linux, guess I have to figure out how to install externally downloaded software properly;) I'd have to say install both and use each a good amount of time and see which one you're more comfortable with. Heck you could just use both. I have lots of different Pentesting OS's lol! @rhunyor Although tools are useful, tools do not make up for skill After some more toying around, I'm sticking with Kali. Just more my style. Parrot may be "prettier" but in my opinion, pretty doesn't = good. Parrot in itself is okay, just too many bugs to be viable as a full time solution. I agree Surge. Tools aren't skills. It's the skill to use the tools at hand that make us what we are :) Kali Linux is the best Linux Distro for Penetration Testing... Yeah, it may be ugly(That change from Ubuntu to Debian really did a number on it), but lots of people prefer Kali. However, if you're more into stability, may I suggest BT5R3. Here's a list of Pentesting Distro's I know of: Kali Linux BackTrack (1,2,3,4,5) Parrot OS Backbox BugTraq(1 and 2) Cyborg Hawk I looked at Cyborg, like Parrot, it Looks "cool" but not overly confident in it's functionality, and Kali is backtrack (renamed after 4 or 5 I think when they went to Debian). Parrot is fun, but not overly functional as a standalone system. Too busy after really getting into it. Backbox I haven't looked at, but have heard of and may check out for giggles. I can always customize Kali to my liking ( Yeah you can always customize the theme to your liking. But yeah, play around with them! I think KALI OS is more stable then parrot os and the coming soon version Kali v2.0 akka "SANA" look like more stable then previous I read a lot about parrot this days. I cannot find ONE thing that parrot can do and SANA can't do. I am talking about penetration test. I don't care if parrot is "cool". As far as I think, Kali Linux and Parrot Security are almost the same but with their own exploits. I've heard about parrot os but i havent try it ? im so corious to know about that? I Think Kali linux is best OS.... A longer while back I used BackTrack. I then went very happily to Kali. When Kali '2' came out, I made the switch to Kali '2', but I did experience a lot of instability (frozen machine, etc..). Since I had just abandoned the first version of Kali, I decided to try Parrot. I found Parrot very satisfying. I experienced no instability and no problems with upgrades, but I did use the recommended 'soup' script to update. For the time being I am happy using Parrot. Atm I use Kali and am interested in other pentesting OS's such as ParrotOS and BlackArch Parrot is developed by Frozenbox Network and designed to perform security and penetration tests, do forensic analisys or be anonymous on the web. Parrot Security uses a the Mate Desktop environment which is a nice change of pace. This is a Debian-based distribution similar in look and feel to Kali Linux because the crew at Frozen Network started with the Kali git repository. Over to Kali Linux It has more than 300 pentesting tools, I'm not completely experienced in both; but i'd still say **Kali Linux is the best** (In my book). This is only because it seems to have a better interface and is more commonly used. Other than that, ParrotSec's OS is stunning, the GUI is fantastic, it's just a shame there aren't many tutorials for me to follow. Whereas, people provide Kali Linux tutorials regularly. Doesn't really matter which OS. Its how you use them and your own experiences that's best. I tend to stick to either Kali or CAINE depending on what i need to do. In most cases i can get the indo I need wih CAINE. I often just use the wintaylor tools or utilities. That with OPHcrack or ntregedit to get past initial windows passwords is adequate most of the time @midge Parrot is okay. It was a bit unstable for me. If you're having freezing problems in Kali 2.0 \[I was experiencing the same effect.\] I have a solution for it. [kali-linux-2-0-alternate-install]( You can just try both .. and see what is more suited for your skills Kali and Parrot has great tools and you can tweak in a good number of ways. I liked Kali 'till I met Parrot Security. I think it is a "cleaner" approach, more complete and diverse. That's my opinion, but I can understand diehard fans from both side. I guess it's nice for you to use both and just learn to take from them the best they have. They are all great distros, and there are many others with admirable qualities. I am new to Kali Linux any course to learn it? thanks I am going to try Parrot Os. But since ultimately they are both Debian based (remember Ubuntu is based on Debian) I am not sure what the great difference in terms of upgrades is going to be. As far as I am concerned there are aptitude based systems, yum (rpm), portage (Gentoo), BSD and other systems that I don't know. I have used mainly Debian based systems and as a developer use mainly CLI or standard IDE's like Eclipse. Many SOC vendors use Ubuntu so I have used Ubuntu a lot but I get rid of Unity (If I wanted Windows I would use Windows) and use Xfce desktop (Xubuntu) as soon as I install a new system. I like Kali but will try Parrot to see if it has any tools I don't know. Kali linux Kali is my go to system but I really want to venture out and try other systems. Well Parrot OS is also one of the best penetration testing OS, but lags some of the security tools such as Metasploit Framework and as well as some tools which is present in Kali Linux and other Linux Distros and you need to deploy it from external sources. Apart from that, you can use Parrot OS for penetration testing My vote will goes to Kali Linux without any doubt. if you are pro kali is the most stable and update and backup from pro in industry and for other you can't count om them if your work is based on testing because you should had a backup in support such as forums tuto etc The main 'pros' of Kali Linux is that it is a rolling edition which means not to care about updating to a new version ever. The main 'pros' of Parrot Security OS is that, as far as I've been reading (I haven't tried yet), it has some tools preinstalled that Kali doesn't. I suppose you can install them on your Kali distro, of course, but you have to do it. In Parrot that work is already done. Black Box, for example, includes a script and the Tor client properly configured from scratch that allows you to make the whole system to connect to the Internet through Tor. That can be achieved on any other distro in where Tor is installed if you change what you have to change and you get the script, but in Black box it is already done. So, It can be interesting to have all those different distros installed as virtual machines and, may be, Kali as one of the host systems. When you wonder which distro is the best to have physically installed on your computer, points like If our discrete graphics card can be used with pyrit for example, should be considered. That is, which one can make the most of our hardware :) I like ParrotSecOS it has Kali and Caine tools together i used both... kali and parrot but kali is more pawerfull and parrot is much beautiful .. you can do everything in both OS's so i suggest you try both then choose... :-) ParrotSec 3.1.1 is really amazing to me, not only does it have a great UI, it also has a number of awesome tools and cloud and not to mention they made it look good for a main OS as well, so if you want a laptop with a security OS as the main OS check into ParrotSec 3.1.1. Kali has been fun for me, get a good idea of various different tools and is updated so works well in my lab environment. Currently learning about the Katana framework as well. Used before in CCDC labs as its portability in distros across hardware limitations. Have not looked at Parrot OS Hiii every boby i ve been starting kali linux for 2days is parrot easier than kali??? plz help me... I like both and I use both the only reason I have parrot as my main os is because my machine for some reason cannot run kali, the GUI simply won't load. I remember hearing that parrot is a combination of kali and another distro. I think it is pretty much the same as kali only with more of a Hollywood hacker feel with the three monitors at the top of your screen XD. f ? Has anyone tried Bugtraq-II Blackwidow? I just discovered this yesterday and it sounds similar to Kali and Parrot. I am not taking away from Kali but remember Parrot was build for developers and for Cloud and cloud datacenters pentests. Can u tell me also how to use kali for hacking Hey I want to thank everyone in this thread. I recently started learning more about linux after the House and Senate internet privacy vote put TAILS back on my to to list. After I felt comfortable with tails I started reading up on Kali (I knew of backtrack long ago but didn't have the knowledge to act on it). Long story short... I brushed off cybrary a couple years ago after skimming the courses available at the time and not finding anything that fit my needs. I never would have given this place a second glace had I not noticed this thread while trying to pick which distro to learn next. So kudos for gaining the site at least one new member. I've recently started using Parrot as my main OS on a low-end netbook, aesthetics aren't important to me - I mostly use it with the i3 window manager, and the whole system idles at only 80mb memory. Before that, I added the Kali PPA to my Lubuntu distribution via Katoolin, and it broke everything, which meant I had to reinstall. Have been using Kali since the Backtrack days, and it's a great distribution, but I'll be sticking with Parrot on this machine, purely because of its low footprint. My only (minor) gripe with Parrot is the customised Firefox theme makes text boxes difficult to write in because the text and background colours are similar: easily changeable though I would not use tools as a part of a parameter and most user rarely uses more than ~20% of the tools. There is a new version of Kali Linux available (the 2017.1 release). The biggest change is that it now makes OpenVAS 9 available for vulnerability scanning. However, you do have to install it manually as it isn't included in the default installation due to its large size. šŸ˜€ I think each person's experience differs from the other. It mostly depnds on how you use the OS and what you use it for. For me, I'm sticking with Kali. Parrot has an attractive interface but kali performs better. For me, I'm sticking with Kali. I have edited the sources.list in my kali Linux and have added all the parrot repositories. So I get an advantage of getting all the custom parrot tools as well. Also they work since both of the OS are based on debian... I have spent many, many, MANY hours with both of these OS's in the last few months. What I can tell you from my experience so far is that kali has a few more pen test tools than parrot, but I had more issues loading other apps in kali like tor, onion circuits etc etc that are already in parrot with all of the kinks worked out. I can add metasploit, SET, and other pen-test tools in parrot more easily. A quick example would be when I had to extend my LVM root partition in kali, it didn't have the tools to do it without a bunch of research and experimenting, I booted parrot live on that machine and used the gui LVM manager to easily extent the partition. I think parrot has come a long way since this thread started as well. The fact that kali is "rolling" is a huge benefit through, if I didn't reload my systems all the time anyways, if I were going to keep an OS running for a long time it would be kali... **** Well, I have kali 2017.1 installed. The ugly truth is that while it's believed to be the best pentesting distro, it often gets broken. I wanted to install kingphisher, and the OS OS OS instantly broke, leaving me behind to reinstall kali. Parrot is much much more stable. So I now prefer Parrot Security OS.
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