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Need advise

Lhamu Bhutia

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Hello I have never used os other than Mac or windows and very badly want to use Linux or other similar os since forever. I want access to softwares, for ethical hacking and of course other normal tasks and services of a computer; what would be the best os for me? Parrot security? Ubantu? Linux? Kali? (What does that even mean?)
Please y’all help me out.
Ps: I have an hp laptop , with very low storage capacity but I have a 1tb harddrive and 8gb pendrive ,so can the booting done on these storage devices for my laptop?
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You have "walking" and you have "running". You need to walk before you can run.

You have "Linux" and you have "ethical hacking". You need to learn Linux before you launch into ethical hacking.

There is a clue in what you say
and of course other normal tasks and services of a computer
Kali Linux tells us that it is not for everyday use.
As the distribution’s developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.
Source - https://docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i-use-kali-linux

It seems to be a little known fact that normal, everyday distros can install the tools for ethical hacking. The only advantage in distros like Kali Linux or ParrotOS is that they have many, many tools collected together.

Of the distros named I would go for Ubuntu - quite simply to learn Linux first.

If you are serious about learning ethical hacking I would look at something like the free training provided by https://www.cybrary.it/


I don't recommend Kali Linux if you are new to Linux.
Kali is a distribution for penetration testing and forensics.

Give Ubuntu or Linux Mint a spin.

You can use Rufus to make a bootable usb with Windows.

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