Kali Linux 2020.1 iso released and now available for immediate download

Kali Linux 2020.1 iso was now released and available for immediate download. We had already discussed about few changes like default user name and password for Kali 2020.1 and later latest version being changed, and the OS becoming non-root user default  in our last week's post when the beta edition was released, the changes are now live in this stable edition. But wait, it doesn't stop there Kali Linux has also got few other major changes now. 

Kali Linux 2020.1 changelog/ history

Apart from the above, here are some changes made on Kali Linux 2020.1 

1) You won't get the same ISO to install and try. Ya! from now (2020.1 edition) Kali Linux installer image, network image and live images will be separate. 

This change was made for us to download only the image we need, and to greatly reduce the size of the iso image, the developers confirmed in the blog.

 2) You can choose desktop environment of your choice while installing Kali. 

If you are a long time Kali user, then you might have known this. Kali was available on different desktop environments, And we can choose the ISO image of our choice. But that's now history, because you won't get separate images like Xfce desktop environment iso, KDE desktop environment iso's. Instead we have a kind of upgraded option now. All our desktop environments will be on same installer now. 

So, we can choose desktop environment of our choice at the time of our installation. And the best part ? you can choose to install various desktop environments at the same time.

Kali Linux 2020.1 iso released and now available for immediate download
Image credit : Kali.Org

See: Change desktop environment in Kali Linux Latest version [ How to Guide]

3) NetHunter is now Non-root !

Perhaps, one of the biggest feature that was released. You no longer need to root your phone for Mobile pentest✌

4) Change in theme 

Kali 2020.1 has also got some appearance change. You can see the change in icons and some visual polish being done on this new build.

Xfce became the default theme for this build too. Kali undercover mode also got some addition to give near Windows look..

These are the major changes done on Kali 2020.1 and the installation guide or how do i install Kali 2020.1?

You can install Kali 2020.1 like a normal existing Kali OS. However, if you need one guide then let me know i will update that on our next post.

Kali 2020.1 Download Link -> https://www.kali.org/downloads/

Keep breaking :)

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