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Linux Top 3: Kali 1.0.9, Deepin 2014.1 and Ubuntu 14.10

  • September 1, 2014
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) Kali Linux 1.0.9

Kali Linux has emerged in recent years to be one of the leading distribution for security penetration testers. Kali Linux includes a long list of security tools as part of the distribution enabling users to test security posture.

The new 1.0.9 release now provides support for the last Raspberry Pi B+ ARM computer. There are also a long list of bug fixes and updates to existing tools.

Perhaps even more noteworthy than the new Kali Linux 1.0.9 release itself is the new Kali Tools website.

"This new site is our official home for information on all of the tools included in Kali Linux," the Kali site states. " For each tool, you will find a description of the tool, links to the tool homepage, author and license information, and usage output so you can see what output you can expect from each utility in Kali."

2) Deepin 2014.1

Deepin Linux 2014 was a breakout release for the Chinese based Linux distribution and the new 2014.1 release builds on that success.

"In this version, we focus on enhancing the system stability," Deepin developers wrote.

While bug fixes and stability are key, Deeping 2014.1also adds two new modes to the Dock program with, Efficient Mode and Classical Mode. Overall the goal of having multiple dock modes is all about offering choice to users.

3) Ubuntu 14.10 Hits Beta

The first beta of Ubuntu 14.10 - also known as the Utopic Unicorn are now available

General availability of Ubuntu 14.10 is currently set for .October 23.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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