Linux Distributions

ParrotOS – Linux distribution based on Debian

ParrotOS is a Linux distribution based on Debian Stable designed for security experts, developers and privacy aware people.

It includes a full portable arsenal for IT security and digital forensics operations. It also includes everything needed to develop your own programs or protect your privacy while surfing the net.

Parrot is available in three main editions, Security, Home and Architect Edition, as Virtual Machine (Virtual Box, Parallels and VMware), on Raspberry Pi and also on Docker.

The operating system ships by default with MATE Desktop Environment, but it is possible to install others desktop environments.

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Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:x86_64, ARM
Developer:Parrot Dev Team
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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