Kali Linux Rolling Edition: continuous updates

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The famous distribution Kali Linux designed for pentesting, you will now have Rolling Edition, that is, it will go to the Rolling Release upgrade model. This means that you will have constant updates, instead of sudden changes from one version to another. This was announced by the developers of this distro on January 21, 2016. Its operating system is preparing a Rolling Release version at the request of many users who seem more comfortable with constant updates than with evolutionary leaps.

There is certainly some controversy among the developers on which one is the best update methodIn fact, many projects have been moved to rolling release in recent years. That is why the developers of this great project have listened to its users and have reflected on it to incorporate this new system to their distro to satisfy all those who work with this magnificent suite. Although surely some prefer the standard method, but this Rolling Release vs Standard Release war we leave it out of this article.

Kali Linux 2016.1 will be the first version of Kali Linux Rolling Edition. It comes after months of testing and development. It will contain the latest versions of the many included pentesting tools and will sync with the Debian GNU / Linux 9.0 Stretch stable release repositories. So from Kali Linux 2.0 Sana, this will be the new update method as officially announced.

Apart from the updates of the packages implemented in Kali Linux 2016.1 and the rolling release system, there will also be corrections and of course some news that those who are dedicated to the world of security will appreciate. One of them is the integration of Kali Linux Package Tracker, an online tool that allows users to track the evolution of the Kali operating system through a powerful web-based interface or via email messages.

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