Author Topic: Backbox or Blackbuntu  (Read 27724 times)

phail

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on: January 03, 2012, 05:28:37 PM
Hi people

I've been using Backtrack since the first edition, as well as its predecessors but it has become too buggy to use for my day to day operations. I have decided to switch to either Backbox or Blackbuntu. Are any significant differences between Backbox and Blackbuntu besides the different Ubuntu base versions?

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Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 09:56:59 PM
Hey Phail,
welcome to our community.

We never consider BackBox as adversary of other security distro's but we do as alternative.

So, we don't really pay much attention to differences between BB and other distro. However, there are several people (out of BB community/team) writes articles of comparison.

You can find one of these article here http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-55/

I hope this will satisfy your query.

Otherwise, do not hesitate to get in touch and ask for further explanation, we would be happy to reply any of your question.

Cheers!



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Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 05:15:01 AM
i liked Blackbuntu but love backbox, reason is, not as much "desktop" stuff on it, very clean layout, easy to navigate etc
i spent too much time tho "tweaken" backtrack and at least on my lappy, some of the updates hurt my setup with blackbuntu
after spending more time "tweaken" and not "testing" it got old, don't mind the work of learnen, but to me, by far, this is the most
"clean and stable" pen-test distro ever used, hope this helps

LT



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Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 07:44:29 PM
i liked Blackbuntu but love backbox, reason is, not as much "desktop" stuff on it, very clean layout, easy to navigate etc
i spent too much time tho "tweaken" backtrack and at least on my lappy, some of the updates hurt my setup with blackbuntu
after spending more time "tweaken" and not "testing" it got old, don't mind the work of learnen, but to me, by far, this is the most
"clean and stable" pen-test distro ever used, hope this helps

LT
cheers lads....
we are glad that you are happy with backbox....
stay tuning.....
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Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 07:59:39 AM
hm... i have 3 SO..
Backtrack 5,
Backbox
and Windows 7
i need blackbuntu everybody say "oh blackbuntu is very good," !!!! BLACKBUNTU IS VERY GOOD!!



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Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 04:36:57 AM
My whole thing is that I been using backtrack for about 4 months and so far it's good. I build some simple scripts for updating the OS and stuff. I notice that 80% of tutorial and videos are on backtrack. So i'm a little scared to move to backbox since there not a lot of videos, tutorial and other stuff.

I'm willing to try it but my other thing is how to customize the desktop with the widgets and stuff. Does backbox have that option and stuff?

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Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 05:05:59 AM
Hey man linux is linux just the stuff may be in different directories and what not, the commands remain the same it's just getting used to it ;D I used Slackware forever till I got into "Pentesting" and still would be if slack wasn't so time consuming with dependencies. It,s nice to have it all work out of the box so to speak. Any of the Deb based distros will work pretty much the same. not to worry.



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Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 07:47:46 PM
Hey man linux is linux just the stuff may be in different directories and what not, the commands remain the same it's just getting used to it ;D I used Slackware forever till I got into "Pentesting" and still would be if slack wasn't so time consuming with dependencies. It,s nice to have it all work out of the box so to speak. Any of the Deb based distros will work pretty much the same. not to worry.

I was about to say that as well. Usually this scares me but I have since got over it for being able to use something that runs the right way (As in its not glitchy to get from A to B) So to me BackBox wins hands down. As underground as BT is I prefer backbox's interface and general feel. Not to mention since it is fairly new I can feel like I am part of the community not just another person in the crowd...

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Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 06:29:17 AM
Well I moved onto backbox and so far it's nice. Smooth on my HP dm4 laptop. I have both win7 and backbox running on it.  Now I have to build some scripts for updating it and stuff.

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Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 03:42:53 AM
Well I moved onto backbox and so far it's nice. Smooth on my HP dm4 laptop. I have both win7 and backbox running on it.  Now I have to build some scripts for updating it and stuff.

Someone here made a script already if you want to check it out here is the link: http://forum.backbox.org/general-discussions/backbox-updater-script-i-just-finished-hope-you-gusy-like-it/

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Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 10:48:41 PM
Well I moved onto backbox and so far it's nice. Smooth on my HP dm4 laptop. I have both win7 and backbox running on it.  Now I have to build some scripts for updating it and stuff.

Someone here made a script already if you want to check it out here is the link: http://forum.backbox.org/general-discussions/backbox-updater-script-i-just-finished-hope-you-gusy-like-it/
I don't think which that script is ready to use... ask to n1tr0g3n_0x1d3 before run it!!
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Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 05:54:21 PM
Tried the others but found them buggy and mostly they didn't have a brightness control for my samsung [l used all the so-called command fixes, but nothing worked - just a lot of pain]. Backbox fixed this and is definitely smoother IMO.



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Reply #12 on: May 30, 2012, 01:50:37 AM
Hello guys, new to the forum and new to BlackBox.

I have previously used BT5 and Blackbuntu.. Love them both but lately I have found them both to be useless, well a bit anyway..
BT5R2 have a "black screen of death" issue that makes it useless for every computer running Intel graphics card (so i've heard)
Did not even bother doing all the tricks to fix it as I felt that the team should have eliminated this issue in an official update. Since that
have not arrived yet, it is thrown away..

Blackbuntu on the other hand is just beautiful and lovely, but it is outdated running version 0.3 on 10.04 ubuntu.. Thats just why it is no longer installed on my computer.

So i found Blackbox today, just finished installing it and loving it so far. Still need to test it out deeply, but love the design and the feel of it.

So that was my opinion.



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Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 10:55:34 AM
Hi nubbix,

We are glad that you are happy with backbox and hope you will find what you are looking fore with BackBox. Dev team working hard to make distro up to date.

Stay and play ;)


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #14 on: May 30, 2012, 01:47:06 PM
Thanks, will do for sure.