Alternatives for Kali and Parrot OS

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Kali Linux and Parrot OS are two popular Linux distributions used by cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers. Alternatives to Kali Linux and Parrot OS include:
1. Ubuntu
2. Fedora
3. Debian
4. openSUSE
5. CentOS
6. Arch Linux
7. Mint
8. Solus
9. Manjaro
10. Elementary OS
 

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How are they alternatives?

Those you've listed are basic end-user distros.

Kali & Parrot are both specialised security-focused distros - all you listed require all of the key components of Kali & Parrot to be installed manually and a few of them have an excessive amount of unnessesary bloat for that specific use case.

The closest I could think of, off the top of my head, would be something like Tails OS - but that's more specialised in user protection - something a dodgy dealer on a darknet market would choose.
 
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Echoing what @TOW said really.
i think you (White_Widow) need to define what your actuall use case is first, if you want a user freindl starting OS then sure Ubuntu is probably a good starting point for the cumminity and documentation alone. there are more Distros than you can shake a stick at!

i'd say if your asking the question your probably not going to make use of the Kali or Parro anyway at least not at this stage.
2secs googling can find a list of alterantives.
 
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Kali Linux and Parrot OS are two popular Linux distributions used by cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers. Alternatives to Kali Linux and Parrot OS include:
1. Ubuntu
2. Fedora
3. Debian
4. openSUSE
5. CentOS
6. Arch Linux
7. Mint
8. Solus
9. Manjaro
10. Elementary OS

You don't actually have any idea what you're talking about, do you.

The only thing the distributions share which you have cited is that they use the Linux kernel. They have vastly different use-cases, userbases and philosophies. They are no more an "alternative" to Kali than a unicycle is an alternative to a quad bike.

But then, if you're starting a thread about Kali, I'm not really surprised.
 
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Kali is basically ubuntu which is basically Debian all with different installed packages / software, DE's, and other little tweaks. if you are going to learn cybersecurity you could start with something like parrot or kali but you could easily just use ubuntu and put your own software tools / packages on there to customise your own cyber security o/s using most Linux distros
 
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BlackArch looks to be a more advanced fetur set than Kali. not really beginner frendly.

tbh i feel the orginaly post was just spam to up the post count. look at the post history.
 
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