Parrot 4.9 arrives with Kernel 5.5, says goodbye to Python 2 and introduces improvements to the menu

The developers of the popular pentest-focused Linux distribution "Parrot OS" have accelerated the pace and that's it began to work at a higher rate, This after the different delays they have had, but it is not because they have problems or something like that, but simply for a while they dedicated themselves to focus their work on the total redesign in addition to working on a migration to Docker-compose .

This delay was reflected in the launch of the previous version of the distribution (Parrot OS 4.8? But now things have already taken their course and the work has focused on the distribution with which now the new version "Parrot 4.9" was announced.

For those readers who still do not know the distribution I can tell you that Parrot Security is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by the Frozenbox Team and this distro has a focus on computer security.

It is designed for penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and analysis, computer forensics, anonymous web browsing, and practicing cryptography.

Parrot OS is intended to provide testing tools for penetration testing equipped with different types of tools for user to test in their laboratory.

Parrot is based on Debian's stretch branch, with a custom Linux kernel. Follow a mobile release development model. The desktop environment used by the Parrot OS Linux distribution is MATE, and the default display manager is LightDM.

What's new in Parrot 4.9?

Parrot 4.9 arrives based on the base of the Debian Testing package as of April 2020 and Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.5.

On the part of the changes, we can find that work was done to improve the menu structure and simplify navigation through application lists, since fixed missing icon in quick menu, duplicate launchers removed in other categories or Debian packages, fixed icons for some security tools, the airgeddon execution path and application launcher update improved.

Besides that in the live version, a new installer based on the Calamares project is proposed (The delivery of the usual installation images is saved with the Debian classic installer).

Furthermore, the work for removing and replacing packages with Python 2 is complete (this because the 2.x branch was no longer supported)

Also, anonsurfing (anonymous mode of operation) was significantly updatedSince DNS issues have been fixed, it starts as a background process and can be activated at boot time.

Finally, if you want to know more about this new release, you can check the details in the following link 

Download and try Parrot OS 4.9

For those who are interested in being able to download this new version of the distribution can go directly to the website official of the project in which in its download section you can find the image of the system.

The link is this.

You can save the image with the help of Etcher on a USB.

On the other hand yeah you already have a version of Parrot OS give branch 4.x, you can perform an update of your system without having to reinstall it again on your team.

To do this you simply have to open a terminal and in it execute the following commands:

sudo parrot-upgrade

Or you can use these:

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade

This process will take a little time since you have to download all the packages first and then update them. So you can take a moment to relax.

At the end of the process, you just have to restart your computer so that all the changes are saved and you can start your system with all the updated packages and the new Linux Kernel of this version of Parrot OS 4.8.

To verify that you already have the new kernel, just type in the terminal:

uname -r

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