Wed. Feb 26th, 2020

Parrot Security OS 4.8 beta is available for testing

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Parrot Security OS is a security-oriented operating system, which is designed for infiltration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, attack, cloud penetration testing, privacy / anonymous, password, and other occasions. The release is based on Debian, which features the MATE desktop environment and developed by the Frozen box network.

Features

  • Secure
    Always updated, frequently released and fully sandboxed! Everything is under your complete control.
  • Free (as in freedom)
    Feel free to get the system, share with anyone, read the source code and change it as you want!
    this system is made to respect your freedom, and it ever will be.
  • Lightweight
    We care about resources consumption, and the system has proven to be extremely lightweight and run surprisingly fast even on very old hardware or with very limited resources.

The developer teams announce the release of Parrot Security OS 4.6, a security-oriented operating system designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, attacks, cloud penetration testing, privacy/anonymity, passwords and more. The distribution is based on Debian, which features the MATE desktop environment and was developed by the Frozen box network.

Changelog v4.8

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT BETA ISO:

  1. The installer may only show to put everything on one partition, hiding all the other automatic partitioning layouts (i.e. separate home).
    It happens when the target disk is too small, and the split partitions would eventually be smaller than the minimum size they are supposed to have for an operational system
  2. Boot folder is no longer placed in a separate partition, since grub2 now has full btrfs support with zstd compression as well
  3. By cleaning some packages (thubderbird, rhythmbox, shotwell, libreoffice base, math etc) the home edition is now 1.6g instead of 2gb, and the security edition is 3.9gb instead of 4.1gb

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