What is the difference between BackTrack and Kali Linux?

So recently, a new flavor of Linux had been introduced as Kali Linux and is being advertised on Backtrack website. What is this fuss all about? What is Kali Linux and why are Backtrack guys advertising it. To know the answer, read below.

Kali Linux is the Next-Generation Backtrack Linux. Or as some people might say,

Backtrack Linux 6.0 = Kali Linux 1.0

So why did they changed the name of the distribution and created the confusion in the first place? The main reason was that the new release of Backtrack (i.e., Kali Linux now onwards) is a very different and advance version . It has many differences as compared to the original Backtrack distribution, and hence, using the same name with new version number would not do justice to their work. Hence they came up with a new name.

Now the question arises, what are the main differences (upgrades) in Kali Linux as compared to the original Backtrack Linux? To know the answer, see what the documentation at Kali Linux says here.


  1. hi...Im student from Informatics engineering nice article,
    thanks for sharing :)

  2. Thank you. That's all I needed to know ;)

  3. Thank you very muc, really nice info

  4. Thanks For this information.I was confused but now it's clear.Thanks again.........

  5. thanks so much your sir. provides the information.


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