The release of the new stable version of the Parrot Security OS computer security distribution reaching its version 4.7 which is now available the new image for download to the general public. This new version of Parrot Security OS 4.7 comes with new improvements, bug fixes and security and above all a lot of updates new ones from the base of the system.
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 Linux Parrot OS distribution is MATE, and the default display manager is LightDM.
Main new features of Parrot 4.7
In this new release of Parrot OS 4.7 it is noted that the menu structure was redesigned with utilities for security testing. Utilities are now divided using a hierarchical structure.
As well highlights the addition of a new application launch mode optionally included in isolation mode from the rest of the system (isolation is done through firejail and apparmor).
While for the system part, we can find that the desktop environment of the system that is MATE has been updated to version 1.22.
On the part of Linux kernel, has been updated to version 5.2 along with which the improvements were received for the following firmwares:
As for the other components of the system, their updated versions were also added, including Firefox, radare2, cutter, etc.
In connection with the upcoming plans to make Parrot a general distribution (prepared by Parro Home), which is not limited to security testing, it was decided to change the main project site from parrotsec.org to parrotlinux.org.
The project is also preparing to create an LTS branch, so the current repository has been renamed from "stable" to "rolling" (for users, the transition is transparent and does not require manual changes).
Finally, if you want to know more about the release of this new version of Parrot OS 4.7, you can visit the following link.
Download and try Parrot OS 4.7
For those who are interested in being able to download this new version of the distribution can go directly to the website project officer in which in your download section you can find the image of the system.
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 from branch 4.x, you can update your system without having to reinstall it on your computer.
To do this you simply have to open a terminal and in it execute the following commands:
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 4.7.
To verify that you already have the new kernel, just type in the terminal: