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Migrating from Kali Linux 2 to Kali Linux 2016.1

The first edition of Kali Linux Rolling, Kali 2016.1, was released more than a week ago. It marks the end of Kali Linux 2 and the beginning of a new release regime.It’s still based on Debian Testing, so existing users don’t have to do anything special but run a few commands to upgrade from Kali Linux 2 to Kali Linux 2016.1. Aside from installation images for the GNOME 3 desktop, there are also installation images for the Light edition, which uses the Xfce desktop environment. And there are also ARM installation images.If you’re an existing Kali 2 user, you can upgrade to Kali Rolling by running the commands given in the following code block.012345678910111213# Run the following commands as root# Add the Kali rolling repository to the list of repositories using the next 3 lines cat < < EOF > /etc/apt/sources.listdeb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contribEOF # Then update the package database and upgrade the system using the following apt-get updateapt-get dist-upgrade reboot #Figure 1 shows a screen shot of the Kali Rolling (2016.1) GNOME 3 desktop. Figure 1: Kali Linux 2016.1 desktop showing entries in the Places menu of the GNOME editionAnd this if of the same desktop with the menu showing the application categories. Figure 2: Kali Linux 2016.1 desktop showing entries in the Applications menu of the GNOME editionFigure 3 shows a screenshot of the Xfce edition, obtained from an installation of the Kali Rolling Light edition. Figure 3: Kali Linux 2016.1 Xfce desktop editionThis last image is from the same installation as above, but showing the main application categories. Figure 4: Kali Linux 2016.1 Xfce desktop showing the applications menuTo download an installation image of Kali 2016.1 for your computer, visit the project’s download page. To find out more about what Kali Rolling brings to the table, read the official release announcement here. If you’ll like to hone your penetration testing skills, click here to download a free digital copy of the Kali Linux Cookbook. It contains more than 70 recipes that will help you master Kali Linux for effective penetration security testing.Related PostsHow to install Kali Linux 2.0 without a working Internet connection This short tutorial shows how to install Kali Linux 2.0 on a computer that does not have a working Internet, or network, connection.One of the ta...Triple-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint 17.1, Kali 1.1 on a PC with UEFI firmware What you'll read in this tutorial is simple: How to triple-boot Windows 7 (or Windows 8), Linux Mint 17.1, and Kali Linux 1.1 on a single hard drive a...Dual-boot Windows 7 and Kali Linux This article is a step-by-step guide on how to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kali Linux on a single hard disk drive (HDD). Kali Linux is what used to be Bac...Kali Linux ISO: Build a custom KDE image Kali Linux is the latest incarnation of BackTrack Linux, a distribution designed for penetration testing and security professionals. The last edition ...A Kali Linux cryptsetup patch that can “nuke” an encrypted disk A recent article titled Emergency Self Destruction of LUKS in Kali revealed an ongoing attempt to add a "nuke" option to cryptsetup, the utulity used ...How to create a standard user on Kali Linux 2.0 using the cli Kali Linux is a niche distribution designed for those with a certain degree of expertise in Linux. However, that shouldn't stop you, if you don't have...
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  • Mar 10, 2016