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smokeless

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on: May 23, 2015, 01:20:36 AM
Here's some brief background. I've been a hobbyist in the infosec field for 20 years. I remember l0pht etc. I haven't always been practicing, but I read infosec sites, cves, concepts etc. I've decided to get more involved in the past year or so, attending school, and obtaining certs. I've been running Kali, selected because it seemed to be the go to. It's great, I've always had a soft spot for Debian.

Yesterday I grabbed a BackBox vm and really loved the feel of it, but noticed that compared to Kali it seems to be a much smaller tool set. I realize that I'm never going to use all the tools in Kali. I also realize that I can apt-get or add whatever I need to BackBox. I'm tempted to make the switch. What I'm looking for is someone to sell me on it. Convert me to BackBox. Give me user experience notes, solid comparisons, etc.

I searched the web and there aren't really much in the way of technical comparisons. So convert me!



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Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 06:44:28 PM
Here's some brief background. I've been a hobbyist in the infosec field for 20 years. I remember l0pht etc. I haven't always been practicing, but I read infosec sites, cves, concepts etc. I've decided to get more involved in the past year or so, attending school, and obtaining certs. I've been running Kali, selected because it seemed to be the go to. It's great, I've always had a soft spot for Debian.

Yesterday I grabbed a BackBox vm and really loved the feel of it, but noticed that compared to Kali it seems to be a much smaller tool set. I realize that I'm never going to use all the tools in Kali. I also realize that I can apt-get or add whatever I need to BackBox. I'm tempted to make the switch. What I'm looking for is someone to sell me on it. Convert me to BackBox. Give me user experience notes, solid comparisons, etc.

I searched the web and there aren't really much in the way of technical comparisons. So convert me!
I am afraid you are in the wrong place and looking for wrong stuff.

BackBox is a free open source community and is not competitor to anyone, it is not commercial so nothing to sell here.

We are not an army to do any enrollment and convince people.

It seems you are grown enough to be able to take your own decision and choose your way.

And if you are really experienced as you say, you wouldn't be here asking that question about the differences because you'd simply see it by yourself.

Good luck!



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Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 05:27:23 AM
I was just looking to see if Backbox had any specific niche that it really filled. For example Kali requires manual installation of tor and other personal privacy tools, where as out of the box Backbox has a functioning set up. I'll just dual boot and decide which one suits my needs best. Thanks for chiming in.



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Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 03:40:27 AM
1. It has never crashed on me for no reason.
2. The documentation for debian and ubuntu also works for Backbox and solves many potential problems.
3. It is so stable, that it is used as a driver desktop OS for users that are not pen testers.
4. It's fast and works on my old laptop giving it a second life (there are faster linux distors out there,but this is, again, very stable in the pen test world)
5. It's good for beginners and even better for advanced "hats".
6. It's free and comes with heart! :)
7. uses XFCE which is a pleasure to use, good on the looks.
8. Anonymous mode.
9. Chillout community with plenty of forum space! So stick around and I hope you enjoy using it as much as many do!

Current sword: ~Backbox 4.3~


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Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 06:25:24 PM
Speed is the main reason I use it!
It works great on my "older stuff" you don't need a lot of power to get stuff done.
Need an KALI app? git-hub it.... Works for me.