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    Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    I know that this is not a PenTesting forum but since both of the above distro's are based on Ubuntu, I wondered which one anyone reading this prefers as why?

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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by listerdl View Post
    I know that this is not a PenTesting forum but since both of the above distro's are based on Ubuntu, I wondered which one anyone reading this prefers as why?

    Thanks
    I used to use Back|Track.

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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samiux View Post
    I used to use Back|Track.

    Samiux
    This.

    I used BackTrack for a while, and I've never heard of this Blackbuntu distro.
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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    I would start with Backtrack because there seems to be a lot of info around on how to use it.

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    Definitely Backtrack. Never heard of Blackubuntu.

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    +1 for BackTrack
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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    I'll take this back to the original question.
    I have yet to work with either one; however BT5R3 is more current than Blackbuntu 10.10. Although according to the website, a Blackbuntu 12.04 is in the making.
    I would also like to know which one would be better to learn security testing on (I want to hack legally), and if switching back and forth between the two later on would be easy?

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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGuardian View Post
    I'll take this back to the original question.
    I have yet to work with either one; however BT5R3 is more current than Blackbuntu 10.10. Although according to the website, a Blackbuntu 12.04 is in the making.
    I would also like to know which one would be better to learn security testing on (I want to hack legally), and if switching back and forth between the two later on would be easy?
    This thread is almost a year old. I will try to answer your question though: If you like Ubuntu as a distro use Ubuntu and port over the tools you need if you plan on installing to your hard drive. If not and you just want to use a livecd then use whatever you are more comfortable with that has the tools you need on the disc. Really learning security testing does not depend on what distro you run. These distros are put together with a bunch of other peoples automated scripts / programs to make things quicker / easier. Learn how networking works, grab the source of some of the exploits and read through them, learn some assembly and how the back end of all this works and you'll be on your way. I have gone from distro to distro. Tried blackbuntu, backtrack, weakerthan, backbox, and pentoo. None of them felt like home really. Because they weren't my main distro of choice. Luckily most if not all the included applications are open source so I can use them all in my home distro. So again to answer your question: Neither. It doesn't matter. Learn how your distro of choice works and go nuts. Your not going to learn more by being spoonfed applications that you may or may not know how to use / how they operate. Hope that helps at all.

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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    Backtrack

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    Re: Backtrack or Blackbuntu - ?

    If there was ever an 'industry standard' I would say it would be BackTrack.
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