January 6, 2014

I am a Windows Hacker Refugee, which type of Distro (Linux OS) should I install on my HP 64bit AMD Laptop with Windows 8 installed?

I am a very good hacker using all kinds of MS OS but I want to try with Linux, what type of Distro is good for Hacking? How can I install It together with Windows 8 on my Laptop effectively?

For hacking? Well, looking at any distro designed for penetration testing or...

For hacking? Well, looking at any distro designed for penetration testing or security, like Kali Linux, would be a good start.

But if you're truly a hacker, I would take the time to to configure your system to your needs. Install only the packages you desire and such. A distro such as Arch Linux or Gentoo would be good for that.

Of course, I hope I'm not advising a "Black Hat" hacker.

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It all depends, of course....

It all depends, of course.
What are you going to use it for? Do you want a rolling distribution like Debian, or don't you mind to reinstall every 9 months when a new version comes out? Does it simply have to work out-of-the-box, or do you love to dive deep and do it all your self. I'd recommend to start looking at the top 10 in Distrowatch.com, and of course, SolydXK ;)

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Trustix Linux. Great Firewall, and overall solid like a stone.

Trustix Linux. Great Firewall, and overall solid like a stone.

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