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Parrot Security OS

Last Update: 2017-12-18 22:04 UTC


Parrot Security OS is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography. The product, developed by Frozenbox, comes with MATE as the default desktop environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 30 (315), 6 months: 31 (309), 3 months: 28 (340), 4 weeks: 34 (317), 1 week: 55 (258)

Average visitor rating: 9.08/10 from 37 review(s).


Parrot Summary
Distribution Parrot Security OS
Home Page http://www.parrotsec.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.parrotsec.org/listinfo
User Forums FrozenBox.org
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://docs.parrotsec.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.parrotsec.org/download.fx
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-08: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.9
 • 2017-09-13: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.8
 • 2017-07-11: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.7
 • 2017-05-19: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.6
 • 2017-03-08: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.5
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.3
 • 2016-10-16: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.2
 • 2016-07-31: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.1
 • 2016-06-19: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.0
 • More Parrot releases...

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 •2017-06-13 Parrot Security considering Devuan as new base
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Feature 3.10 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Release Date 2017-12-18 2017-07-11 2016-06-18 2016-05-16
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-3700 1400-3800    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation        
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE MATE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual en en en en
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 3.10 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Package 3.10 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.1.3 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.7 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.4) 2.53.2 54.0 45.2.0 38.6.1
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.26) 2.25 2.24 2.22 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.29 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02 -- -- 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.24 3.22.16 3.20.6 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.20 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 24 22 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.4.3 5.2.7 5.1.4rc1 --
linux (4.14.13) 4.14.2 4.11.6 4.5.3 4.3.3
Package 3.10 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) 10.1.26 10.1.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.16.2 1.14.1 1.8.1
mesa (17.3.2) 17.2.5 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.3.2
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- 3.20.1 --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u151 8u131 8u91 7u95
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2m 1.0.2l 1.0.2h 1.0.1k
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.1) 7.0.26 7.0.20 5.6.22 5.6.14
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- 3.1.0 --
postgresql (10.1) 10 9.6.3 9.5.3 9.4.6
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9
qt (5.10.0) 5.9.2 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6
samba (4.7.4) 4.7.3 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.17
systemd (236) 235 233 230 215
thunderbird (52.5.2) -- -- 45.1.0 --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.0rc2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.3 1.17.2

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Version: 3.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-28
Votes: 8


So ... at last version # 3.10.1 do boot again on my pc (3.9 e 3.10 did not).
I really like this distro (the light version) because it is based on Debian *testing* (like 'Kali Linux light' that unfortunately out of the box is way too limited) and it has *preinstalled* almost all packags I like to see in a light live distro (a fresh gpg version, some disk crypto stuff, torbrowser, onionshare, ricochet, keepasxc, ecc., and it also has a good chess sw as default game package :-)).
[Only a couple of glitches: keepasxc does not work (?) and wifi card is not supported out of the box (it is necessary to install the ipw2200 driver that is not 'free', exactly like in Debian cd iso...]
But, yes, this distro, to me, is going in the right direction. Go on this way please !


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Version: 3.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-19
Votes: 6


I do very much enjoy this distribution. As a young linux professional in network and security datacenter environment, this OS very much serves all my needs for fulfiling my job.


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Version: 3.9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-13
Votes: 0


Love the look, but I am new to Linux and have trouble navigating
Great tools availible


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