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Kali Linux 2020.4

by Myron Estibeiro on Friday, Nov 20, 2020

My favourite Operating System (Kali Linux) has a new release: 2020.4.

The changes in this version include, but not limited to: ZSH is now Kali’s new default shell on desktop images and cloud, Bash remains the default shell for other platforms (ARM, containers, NetHunter, WSL) for the time being. Users can, of course, use that which they prefer, but be aware that, visually, Bash has been made to look more like ZSH. Upon logging into a Kali terminal or console, users may be presented with a message from Kali developers that will point them to more information about that specific installation, in case they need it for troubleshooting


The most interesting part is that, Kali Linux 2020.4 now comes with a number of new tools to play with:

Kali NetHunter, the distro’s mobile pentesting platform, has a new settings menu for easier back up and restore of configuration files, and a module that ensures persistence of the Magisk Android rooting system.

Win-KeX 2.5, which provides a Kali Desktop Experience for Windows Subsystem for Linux, comes with a new Enhanced Session Mode for ARM devices and a few other tweaks.

For additional information, you can check out the release notes at:


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