Today August 11, 2015 is the release day of Kali Linux 2.0 (codename: ‘Sana’)
If you are not keeping track, this is the biggest update since Backtrack was superseded by Kali Linux back in 2013.
Here are the changes since Kali Linux 1.0
- Kali 1.1.0a – 13th March, 2015 – No fanfare release fixing kernel ABI inconsistencies in the installers.
- Kali 1.1.0 – 9th Febuary, 2015 – First dot release in 2 years. New kernel, new tools and updates.
- Kali 1.0.9a – 6th October, 2014 – Security BugFix Release covering shellshock and Debian apt vulnerabilities.
- Kali 1.0.9 – 25th August, 2014 – BugFix Release including installer and a set of tool updates and package fixes.
- Kali 1.0.8 – 22nd July, 2014 – EFI Support for our “full” ISOs and a set of tool updates and package fixes.
- Kali 1.0.7 – 27th May, 2014 – Kernel 3.14, tool updates, package fixes, Kali Live Encrypted USB Persistence.
- Kali 1.0.6 – 9th January, 2014 – Kernel 3.12, cryptsetup nuke option, Amazon AMI, ARM build Scripts.
- Kali 1.0.5 – 5th September, 2013 – Bugfix rollup. LVM Encrypted installs, Software Defined Radio (SDR) tools.
- Kali 1.0.4 – 25th July, 2013 – Bugfix rollup. Penetration testing tool additions and updates.
- Kali 1.0.3 – 26th April, 2013 – Bugfix rollup. New accessibility features. Added live Desktop installer.
- Kali 1.0.2 – 27th March, 2013 – Minor Bugfix Release and update roll-up.
- Kali 1.0.1 – 14th March, 2013 – Minor Bugfix Release.
- Kali 1.0.0 – 13th March, 2013 – Initial release.
Kali Sana (Kali Linux 2.0)
Added features in Kali Sana:
- Kali Linux 2.0 (Kali Sana) is now a rolling release, which means more frequent updates.
- The core set tools in Kali will be weekly updated.
- Kali UI will now use full Gnome Desktop instead of gnome-fallback, i.e. more eye-candy for you.
- Restructured menus and tool categories.
- Ruby 2.0 will be supported natively which will make Metasploit will load much much faster.
- Added all new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools and more. Watch out neighbors, it will never be safe anymore.
- Added desktop notifications, so that you don’t miss anything.
- Added screencasting so that you can record desktop and upload to YouTube/Vimeo etc.
Here is a teaser video. I’ll post a review on Kali Linux Sana.
Till then enjoy the teaser.