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  • hmind
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    I used to use Knoppix but it seemed to kind of get "outdated". So I went searching for another distro and there was Backtrack. Backtrack 3 which just came out is amazing. They added a bunch of new tools to the set like Aircrack-PTW and a new L0phtcrack optimization or something. And, for fun, they added compiz fusion :) I wouldn't leave home without it....

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  • Gadsden
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    Knoppix-STD was great for its day, but it has been dead for some time. If you are going to go through the trouble of downloading something and burning it to cd, why not just use something that's new and works?

    Originally posted by xor View Post
    There's always knoppix-std too.

    xor

    Yes there are many fine books on the subject written by very cool people here.

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  • mouseling
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    I just installed the beta 3 on my new asus eee.
    A great set of tools.

    I have to admit, I learn something new with every new addition the remote-exploit people make. It's like having your own personal researchers around to collect the best and most current tools available without your having to hunt them down one by one.

    -mouse

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  • Int3rc3pt
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    I myself am an avid fan of BackTrack and it's vast pre-bundeled toolset. As a few others before me have noted it's a great slacks based distro for Pentest / Packet Analysis. It definitely was not as easy to use as some of the debian based linux distros I had been familiar with in the past, i.e. Ubuntu.

    That being said, two other distros you might look at if your in the market for a "BackTrack" type of package are "BlackRoute" and "Hex". Each of these have a few prepaged tools that seperate themselves from eachother whether it be the inclusion of NSM-Console in Hex which is a module management app(big fan of that one), etc...

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  • xor
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    There's always knoppix-std too.

    xor

    Yes there are many fine books on the subject written by very cool people here.

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  • Gadsden
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    I have been using it since the first release.. I am a big fan of it. It is pretty well the only live CD I carry any more. I have the latest release installed on both my laptop and a vmware image with no issues.. they did a damn good job on this release.

    Originally posted by Thorn View Post
    Backtrack isn't an OS per se. It is a Live CD set of Pen Test tools. The base OS is Slax, which is a Live CD version of Slackware.

    Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I use it and like it. A lot. If you want a good collection of PT tools, then it may be exactly what you want, but it is NOT a general-use Linux variant OS. If you try to use it as such, you'll probably just be frustrated with it.

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  • theprez98
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    Originally posted by Thorn View Post
    Backtrack isn't an OS per se. It is a Live CD set of Pen Test tools. The base OS is Slax, which is a Live CD version of Slackware.

    Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I use it and like it. A lot. If you want a good collection of PT tools, then it may be exactly what you want, but it is NOT a general-use Linux variant OS. If you try to use it as such, you'll probably just be frustrated with it.
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  • Thorn
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    Backtrack isn't an OS per se. It is a Live CD set of Pen Test tools. The base OS is Slax, which is a Live CD version of Slackware.

    Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I use it and like it. A lot. If you want a good collection of PT tools, then it may be exactly what you want, but it is NOT a general-use Linux variant OS. If you try to use it as such, you'll probably just be frustrated with it.

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  • blackhawk
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    Back track o/s

    looking for feedback from anyone that uses it...or possibly an equivalent.

    Thanks in advance.
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