The month of March is here and with it the new ISO image releases begin with the latest updates and news of the rolling release distributions.
One of the most striking and most important to keep updated is BlackArch Linux, a distribution geared towards ethical hacking. This security distribution has released a new ISO image with the latest developments that it has implemented over the last few weeks.
BlackArch Linux is a rolling release distribution that is based on Arch Linux and that It comes equipped with more than 1.700 applications oriented to the world of security and the world of hacker. This distribution has window managers that make the distribution very light.
Window managers that We will have as standard they are Fluxbox, Awesome and OpenBox. Although both the window manager and the desktop can be added or changed thanks to the distribution's repositories.
BlackArch Linux comes with Fluxbox by default
The new BlackArch Linux ISO image contains the update of the most popular and famous tools of the moment in terms of ethical hacking so installing this image is almost mandatory due to the security that this entails. If, on the other hand, we already have BlackArch Linux, we only have to execute the command «sudo pacman -Syu»For BlackArch to update automatically.
La image BlackArch Linux 20170301 brings with it version 4.9.11 of the Linux kernel, more than 50 new penetration and testing tools and versions for both platforms. BlackArch Linux is based on Arch Linux but it seems that at the moment it will not follow the philosophy of Arch Linux on the 32-bit platform, something interesting for many users who unfortunately have a 32-bit platform and do not want or cannot update their equipment .
BlackArch Linux is an option in terms of operating system, but there are also other alternatives that do not have to do with Security and Hacking, although if that is what you are looking for, BlackArch Linux is your distribution.