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Kali Linux vs TailsOS: What are the differences?

What is Kali Linux? 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.

What is TailsOS? A portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship. It is a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship.

Kali Linux and TailsOS can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

Some of the features offered by Kali Linux are:

  • Advanced Penetration Testing Distribution
  • More than 600 penetration testing tools included
  • FHS compliant

On the other hand, TailsOS provides the following key features:

  • Avoid surveillance, censorship, advertising, and viruses
  • Your secure computer anywhere
  • Digital security toolbox
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Pros of Kali Linux
Pros of TailsOS
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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
  • 2
    Avoid surveillance, censorship, advertising, and viruse
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 1
    Free Software
  • 1
    Security & Privacy

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Cons of Kali Linux
Cons of TailsOS
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    Outdated versions of common packages
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    Root GUI setup is a potential security hole
  • 2
    Packages are too large in size as compare to alpine
  • 1
    Wireless driver issues on some systems
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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 TailsOS?

    It is a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship.

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      What are some alternatives to Kali Linux and TailsOS?
      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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