Kali Linux 2020.1, now available the (not) first version of this decade

Kali Linux 2020.1

Earlier this month, Offensive Security introduced us to a major change in the operating system it develops. It is important because, until now, we could do practically everything without entering a password, but they realized that there were users who installed the operating system as native and this could be very dangerous. For this reason, and from Kali Linux 2020.1 has been thrown out few minutes ago, now it will be necessary to create a root user.

As many of you already know, Kali Linux is a distribution Debian-based It is designed to test the security of all types of software and hardware. These types of distributions are known as "ethical hacking", because it is assumed (which is a lot to assume) that we are going to use them to check the security of our own computers. The new version, as usual, has included new tools to attack or check security, but no, it is not the first version of this decade as it has been presented because the decades begin with 1 years.

Kali Linux 2020.1 comes with a "no root" philosophy by default

The most outstanding novelties that arrive with Kali Linux 2020.1 are summarized in 5:

  • You are not root by default.
  • New simple Kali install image.
  • Kali NetHunter Rootless.
  • Theme improvements and Kali Undercover. We remember that Undercover it is a theme that tries to emulate Windows.
  • New tools. In this sense, they are also modifying the icons so that everything is more visual.

Kali Linux Dark Theme

In the previous version they went from GNOME to XFCE by default, but they didn't want to stop there. Kali Linux 2020.1 has introduced a new theme for GNOME which is now available on light and dark themes. Continuing with the themes, the Undercover introduced in the previous version has received improvements that will make it even more like Windows.

Interested users can download Kali 2020.1 from this link en 32bit and 64bit versions. If you try it, a question: what do you think of the new "non-root" philosophy?


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  1.   JULIAN said

    It is necessary to create a new user in the 2020 version; why apart from the root user I have created another user, is it okay or not?

  2.   frank said

    A real pass …… speechless, congratulations to the developers, it's incredible.