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Kali Linux vs Mac OS X: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kali Linux as "Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution". It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. On the other hand, Mac OS X is detailed as "A desktop operating system for Macintosh computers". It brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks.

Kali Linux and Mac OS X belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

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Pros of Kali Linux
Pros of Mac OS X
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    Has many penetration testing tools
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    Penetration testing tools are pre-installed
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    Runs on both x86 and ARM platforms
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    Its just debian so it has better support
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    Stability
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    Elegant, Minimalist look

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Cons of Kali Linux
Cons of Mac OS X
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    Outdated versions of common packages
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    Root GUI setup is a potential security hole
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    Packages are too large in size as compare to alpine
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    Wireless driver issues on some systems
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    Even less customization
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    Expensive if you don't want to break the EULA

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What is Kali Linux?

It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

What is Mac OS X?

It brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay better focused on your work in Dark Mode. Automatically organize files using Stacks.

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What are some alternatives to Kali Linux and Mac OS X?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
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