BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be fast, easy to use and to provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment thanks to its own software repositories always been updated to the last stable version of the most known and used ethical hacking tools.
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Starting from the appropriately configured XFCE desktop manager that offers stability and a speed that hardly other DM can give, reaching the extreme tweaking of services configurations, boot parameters and of the entire infrastructure, BackBox was built with the aim of achieving the maximum performance with minimum possible consumption of resources.
This makes BackBox a very fast distro that suits even older hardware configurations.