Linux Distributions

BlackArch – Arch-based penetration testing distribution

BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers.

The repository contains 2905 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs.

The BlackArch Full ISO contains multiple window managers. The BlackArch Slim ISO features the XFCE Desktop Environment.

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Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Pacman
Release Model:Rolling
Platforms:x86-64, aarch64
Developer:Levon Kayan and others
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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