Will be very keen to see what they have for us.
A small cadre of hackers have announced the next version of the Kali hacker arsenal, codenamed Sana, will be released on 11 August. The popular penetration testing platform brings hundreds of the best open source hacking tools into a Debian-based distribution that is a staple for hackers and forensic analysts. Kali Linux …
The Kali project switched to systemd, which means it will not boot properly on almost any portable machine and create problem on some desktops and servers as well. Kali's forums are already full of threads reporting major problems, and I'm not surprised, as I've tried myself some systemd-based images (Debian and GRML) all of them failed on litterally every laptop I tried (6, from 10-yo to this year's model) and caused major problems on most older (older than 5 years) desktop hardware, too.
(note that all the hardware mentionned in this post now runs Devuan without a hitch).
Yet for me systemd based systems have started fine for everything I have waved it at. I have about 400 data points, including the desktop in front of me, which is a customer cast off. Judging by these entries in /etc/kernels:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65915 Apr 15 2010 kernel-config-x86_64-2.6.32-gentoo-r1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 107477 Aug 22 2014 kernel-config-x86_64-3.15.5-gentoo
... it is getting on a bit, and could also do with an update 8)
I suppose I could get thousands of datapoints going one way or another using virtual machines and custom-made images. What I'm talking about here is live images (and live/install images) which by definition are supposed to be generic, and also the main use case for Admin/penetration distros such as GRML or Kali. Only systemd doesn't do generic. It may work in compile-everytime situations such as Gentoo install (and even then, I'd bet your 400 points are 390 virt and 10 phys at most).
Problem is, an admin/hack/penetration distro ain't no good if you cannot just slide the CD (or plug the stick) in any machine and boot from that, with full hardware recognition. That's something systemd just can't do, in my experience.a
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