Kali Linux 2019.4 -New Distribution Release

New release have been announced for Kali Linux 2019.4 a penetration testing distribution with several features. According to the release notes there are many updates with new theme and desktop environment.

New Release - Kali Linux 2019.4
New Release – Kali Linux 2019.4

2019.4 includes the following new updates:

  • A new default desktop environment, Xfce
  • New GTK3 theme (for Gnome and Xfce)
  • Introduction of “Kali Undercover” mode
  • Kali Documentation has a new home and is now Git powered
  • Public Packaging – getting your tools into Kali
  • Kali NetHunter KeX – Full Kali desktop on Android
  • BTRFS during setup
  • Added PowerShell
  • The kernel is upgraded to version 5.3.9
  • … Plus the normal bugs fixes and updates.

PowerShell is now in Kali. This will make it ready and convenient to execute PowerShell scripts directly on Kali. Another feature is the introduction of NetHunter Kex. In a nutshell, this allows you to attach your Android device to an HDMI output along with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and get a full, no compromise, Kali desktop from your phone.

If you already have an existing Kali installation, you can just do a quick update while in case you are looking to download the full operating system ISO and VM. This will be possible over here: https://www.kali.org/downloads/

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