Kali Linux 2.0 “Sana” Released…and It’s Rolling



The much awaited Penetration Testing distribution is now Released, better than ever and it’s a Rolling release.

Kali Linux 2.0 (Codename: “Kali Sana“) is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on the official site: Kali.org

For those who are new to Information Security field, here is a quick introduction.

What is Kali Linux ?

Kali Linux (Formerly Backtrack) is a well-known specialized Linux distribution. Focusing on security tools for penetration testers and security professionals. Kali Linux is the Most Advanced and Versatile Penetration Testing Distribution, Ever.

Moreover, Kali Linux is:

  • An Open-Source Penetration Testing Distribution
  • Developed by Offensive Security
  • More than a Collection of Security Tools
  • #1 Penetration Testing OS
  • Enabled with and Allows “Self destruction” of your LUKS encrypted drive

Kali Linux 2.0 – What’s New ?

Previous Kali Linux Distribution solely focused on building a solid infrastructure. After 2 years of continuous updates to Version 1, now Kali Linux is focused on Over-hauling the user-experience and maintaining updated
packages and tool repositories.

  • Based on Debian Jessie
  • Kernel 4.0, GNOME 3.14
  • A rolling distribution – big implications
  • Native Ruby 2.0 for faster Metasploit load times
  • Built in desktop notifications as well as built in screencasting
  • Cutting-edge Wireless Penetration testing tools
  • Upstream monitoring of tool updates
  • Better workflow, new UI, reworked menus


Download Kali Linux

Latest version of Kali Linux can be downloaded here.

In case kali.org is inaccessible, here are the direct links from archive.kali.org :

Stay tuned for the next post i.e How to install Kali Linux 2.0.

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