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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
BackTrack is one of the more popular distributions in the white hat circles. It is specially suited for penetration testing, with more than 300 tools available for the task. Like both Helix and Protech, BackTrack is based on Ubuntu. This means good stability and hardware detection and a whole lot of software that can be easily obtained.
Sound quite interesting. Let's see how it behaves. We're going to check version 4 Beta.
Lots of great stuff
Like most Linux distros - and definitely all forensics/security-oriented tools, BackTrack works primarily as a live CD, with good hardware detection and low memory footprint, intended to make it usable even on older machines. It is also possible to install BackTrack, should one desire.
The boot menu is simple and elegant, with three options.