Kali Linux 2020.2 now available, with improvements in Plasma and GNOME versions

KaliLinux 2020-2

After january version, Offensive Security has launched Kali Linux 2020.2. Shortly before they had decided to switch from GNOME to Xfce, later they introduced a new theme and this time they wanted to continue changing their image, but in this case to offer changes to their version with Plasma, the graphical environment developed by KDE. Among what we will take advantage of if we use this option we have everything that Plasma offers us, some KDE Applications and Frameworks. But they have also introduced more interesting news.

From what we read in the release note, most of the most exciting changes came in versions 2020.0 and 2020.1, where, for example, an Undercover mode was introduced that simulated that we were working on the Windows 10 operating system. summary of news highlights that have arrived with Kali Linux 2020.2.

Highlights of Kali Linux 2020.2

  • KDE Plasma makeover and login. The light and dark themes for Plasma have now been included and the login has been refined
  • PowerShell by default. More or less. Now it is not necessary to install it with a terminal command, but it is still necessary to check the option to install it during the installation process.
  • Kali in ARM upgrades. ARM images no longer use super user account login.
  • Lessons from Installer Changes. Changes have been made by removing options such as kali-linux-everything and they have improved that of kali-linux-large. It has also removed customization for "Live" images and now only the Xfce environment can be used in this type of session.
  • GNOME 3.36.
  • Joplin will be replaced by CherryTree in Kali Linux 2020.3.
  • nextnet.
  • Python 3.8.
  • SpiderFoot.
  • Infrastructure improvements.
  • NetHunter improvements.

Users interested in using Kali Linux 2020.2 can download the new ISO from this link in versions Installer, Live and NetInstaller in versions of 32 and 64bit.


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  1.   Cyrano said

    Good morning, a friend is determined to switch to Linux, although first he wants to try on his less main pc, I would appreciate very much if you would tell me what distro or operating system could be good for him, these are his specifications:

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