Forum Thread: Distro to Use for Hacking [Discussion]

I want to have a good discussion about what people use for their distribution to do hacking from. I personally use ZorinOS but with the hacking tools I need and Kali repos installed so I can install more. I do this because I like the interface ZorinOS comes with.

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For newbies here, I suggest Kali Linux as all my tutorials will be using Kali. If we are using multiple OS's, it can be very confusing to the newcomer.

I strongly suggest that any and all posts be made using Kali.

If you don't mind me asking, what is your personally favorite OS for hacking? I understand that Kali should be a convention for posts here but everyone has their personal tastes. Also it would be nice to hear input from a legitimate professional.


I agree, Kali should be convention

I use Kali, mainly for convenience. It has lots of tools already installed and plenty of community and support. I used Xiaopan for a while, when I only needed wifi cracking, it was great because back in the days it had more specific wifi tools than backtrack, but now I just use Kali, as it's up to date with everything.

Quite honestly I've tried ParrotSec and a couple of others and although they are not bad but they are lacking one thing Kali has: a community. Every tutorial will be with Kali, OffSec is a big company with lots of support, been around for a long time and they know what their doing.

If ever you have a question about any other OS you might have a hard time finding an answer yet if your using Kali most likely your question has already been answered.

Just my 2 cents.


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