Kali Linux

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing of computer systems and networks. Kali Linux contains several hundred pre-installed tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as computer forensics, penetration testing, reverse engineering and security research.

Alternatives to Kali Linux

Tails
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Tails

The Amnesic Incognito Live System or Tails for short is a portable operating system that protects you against surveillance and censorship. The operating system can started from a USB stick on any macOS, Linux or Windows computer, leaving no trace on that computer after it has been shutdown. Allowing you to make any computer into a Tails protect environment free of surveillance. Tails includes a variety of open source tools that can be used to browse the web, edit document and communicate saftley. Including Tor, Tor Browser, Pidgin, Network Manger, VeraCrypt, GNUPG, MAT, KeePassXC, GtkHash and many more.

Free
Open Source
Linux
macOS
Windows

Most people think this is a good alternative to Kali Linux.

Suggested by Laststand Laststand
Arch Linux
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Arch Linux

A highly modular, flexible and lightweight Linux distribution for computers with x86-64 processors. Arch Linux is a free and openly developed by the Arch community and released under the GNU General Public License.

Free
Linux

Most people think this is a good alternative to Kali Linux.

Suggested by Laststand Laststand
Debian
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Debian

Debian is a free and open-source operating system and GNU/Linux distribution that is openly developed by the community-supported Debian Project. The distribution was first released in 1993 and today it is the base of many other Linux-based distribution such as the popular Ubuntu. The project includes over 59000 packages, precompiled software bundled up for easy installation on your machine.

Linux

Most people think this is a good alternative to Kali Linux.

Suggested by Freddie Freddie
ArcoLinux
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ArcoLinux

ArcoLinux is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. ArcoLinux is a full-featured distribution that ships with three different desktop options as default, Xfce desktop, Openbox and i3 window manager. The project is openly developed by the community where the most activity take place in three different branches, ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB. Each provides individual preconfigured desktops and tools included during installation. ArcoLinux makes it real simple to get started with the widley popular and modular Linux distribution Arch Linux.

Free
Linux
Suggested by Laststand Laststand
Xubuntu
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Xubuntu

A light-weight Linux distribution intended for both new and experienced Linux users. Xubuntu comes with the Xfce desktop environment by default which use fewer system resources than the default Ubuntu GNOME desktop. Xubuntu was officially released on 1 June 2006 and has seen active development since. It is openly maintained by the community and released free of charge under the GNU General Public License.

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Cathy Cathy
Pop!_OS
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Pop!_OS

Pop!_OS is a free and open-source Linux operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Pop!_OS is openly developed and released by the Linux hardware manufacturer System76. With Pop!_OS  you can unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Pop!_OS is designed for fast navigation, easy workspace organization, and fluid, convenient workflow. Your operating system should encourage discovery, not obstruct it.

Free
Linux
Suggested by Samantha Samantha
Ubuntu Budgie
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Ubuntu Budgie

Ubuntu Budgie is an official community flavor of the Linux distribution Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. It combines the stable and thoroughly-tested Ubuntu core with a modern, lightweight and traditional-looking desktop developed by the Solus project. The desktop is adaptable to any device, keeping them fast and usable. 

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Zack Zack
Fedora
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Fedora

Fedora is a free and open-source Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project. The project is primarily sponsored by the IBM subsidiary Red Hat while also receiving additional support from other companies. Fedora is used both on desktops and on servers where it power enterprise-level systems and provides the latest datacenter technologies.

Free
Linux
Suggested by Tastypie Tastypie
Linux Mint
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Linux Mint

A free community-driven desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian. Linux Mint is widley popular and is used by millions of people across the globe and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source software to enhance your desktop experience. The project was created by Clément Lefèbvre and is being actively developed by the Linux Mint Team and community since 2006.

Linux
Suggested by OpenSourceror OpenSourceror
Ubuntu MATE
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Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a free an open-source Linux distribution that is openly developed by the community. The distribution is provided with the MATE desktop environment which is a fork of GNOME 2. In February 2015, Ubuntu MATE gained the official Ubuntu flavour status from Canonical Ltd. To this day, Ubuntu MATE is loved by MATE desktop users as it brings the stability of Ubuntu together with their favorite Linux desktop environment.

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Cassie Cassie
Kubuntu
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Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a Linux distribution that provides all you need to have fun and be effective your computer. It's a great free and open-source alternative to Windows or macOS. Kubuntu unites Ubuntu with KDE and the Plasma desktop environment, bringing you a full set of applications. The installation includes productivity, office, email, graphics, photography, and music applications ready to use at startup.

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Sandra Sandra
Ubuntu Touch
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Ubuntu Touch

Ubuntu Touch is a free and open-source mobile operating system maintained by the UBports community. The OS was first create by Canonical LTD, the company behind the Linux distribution, Ubunutu. With Ubuntu Touch, you can use your mobile devices in a free and open manner. Ubuntu Touch also allows you to turn your phone into a desktop computer using the "desktop mode"

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Clive Clive
Lubuntu
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Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a free and light-weight Linux desktop distribution developed by the Lubuntu Community. The distribution combines the stability of Ubuntu with the faster LXQt desktop to provide a snappy operating system for low-spec computers. Lubuntu has been in active development since 2011 where it was first introduced with the LXDE desktop environment.

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Ratchet Ratchet
Ubuntu
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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free and open source Linux distribution developed and released by Canonical. The distribution uses a customized version of GNOME as desktop environment and is based on Debian. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution today, and continues to drive new people to the Linux ecosystem.

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by Freddie Freddie
Alpine Linux
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Alpine Linux

A Linux distribution based on musl and BusyBox, designed for security, simplicity, and resource efficiency. Alpine Linux is mostly used in server environments as its hardened kernel and resource efficiency makes it perfect for containerisation. The distribution compiles all user-space binaries as position-independent executables along with stack-smashing protection for stack buffer overflow concerns.

Free
Linux
Suggested by Millen Millen
openSUSE
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openSUSE

The makers' choice for sysadmins, developers and desktop users. openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a free and open-source Linux distribution. openSUSE is openly developed by SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH and the community.

Free
Linux
Suggested by Lassy Lassy
MX Linux
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MX Linux

MX Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution created by the MX community. The operating system is a cooperative venture between antiX and MX Linux communities. MX Linux desktop environment is based on Xfce and provides a fast, low-resource and friendly experience. It includes modular core components for the full functionality expected from a modern desktop environment. A collection of powerful and handy “MX Tools” that cover a range of actions from boot options to repository management. A fast package manager that can install from Popular Applications, MX Test Repo, Debian Backports and Flatpaks.

Free
Open Source
Linux
Suggested by johnX johnX
Manjaro Linux
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Manjaro Linux

A Linux-based distribution suitable for newcomers and experienced computer users alike. With Manjaro Linux the user have full control over your operating system and hardware, without restrictions. Manjaro Linux is developed and distributed free and open-source under a rolling release cycle that allows anyone to take part in the development of the operating system. This makes it ideal for people who want to learn how Linux works and how it is different to other operating systems.

Free
Linux
Suggested by Sandra Sandra

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