Parrot Security OS – A Debian Based Distro for Penetration Testing, Hacking and Anonymity

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Aaron Kili

Computer Science student at Makerere University. Am a Linux enthusiast and a big fan of FOSS. I have used Linux for one year and six months now. I love to share ideas and knowledge around me and in other places around the world.

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8 Responses

  1. Enigma says:

    I’ve tried installing this.. everything goes smoothly till after partitioning. then in the installation phase i get the error that installation step failed. i really don’t know the cause of this and i need to install this os badly.

    My laptop specs : 128gb ssd hard drive, DDR3 8gb ram, 2.6ghz quad core. intel core i5. I’m installing it on an external hard disk and I’ve been having this issue consistently. parrot os 3.1 to be precise. is there any fix or work around or anything I’m doing wrong?

  2. Tristan Mendoza says:

    I also remember recently coming across this distro and hearing it was mostly based on Kali. It would be nice to hear what makes it a “cloud-oriented” pentesting distro.

  3. Tomas says:

    Is it any better compared to Kali Linux?

    I see that installation instructions are the same as for any other Linux OS, did you really have to write an dedicated article for it? The title is a bit misleading really, I expected more coverage of the features/comparison with Kali perhaps.

    • Aaron Kili K says:

      @Tomas

      Firstly, we always offer dedicated Linux installation how-tos and guides to our followers whether the steps covered are similar or slightly distinct for each distribution. We target all sorts of Linux users, with a keen interest in beginners who may not have prior know-how or experience in installation of several Linux distributions.

      Secondly, Kali Linux still remains on top of the list of best security and penetration testing operating systems at the moment. However, i have seen seen some few features in Parrot Security OS that i suppose are not in Kali Linux such as Arnonsurf: a OS mode for surfing anonymously , TorChat, an upgrade manager, complete Office suite including few document viewers, therefore users can process documents from within plus many others.

      But it being better than Kali Linux is actually based on an individual’s experience and expectations, therefore you can give it a try to find that out.

      Lastly, above all, thanks for your feedback, we highly appreciate it.

      • Tomas says:

        Fair enough Aaron. It might be worth changing the headline to “Installation of Parrot Security OS” so that people keep their expectations low, good installation instructions otherwise.

        With regards to giving the Parrot Sec OS a try, well, I wish I had time for that. So far nothing attracted my interest, therefore I’m sticking with Kali Linux, at least for now.

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