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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Released less than a month ago, BACKTRACK 5 is an up to date version of this impressive specialist distro. Aimed at security experts (but just as good is you an enthusiast getting into it), Revolution lives up to its name and introduces a few cool new features.
A few more things worth noting:
- New Look&Feel
- KDE 4.6
- GNOME 2.32
- Firefox 4.0.1
- WiCD as default network manager
- KeepNote 0.7.1
INSTALLATION & FIRST STEPS
As I mentioned, BackTrack 5 is very much a specialist distribution, probably not the kind of distro you would use on your main desktop (that may apply if you are professionally dedicated to security, though). As a result, I think the most convenient way to experience this Revolution is to either run it Live or install it on a USB, which is exactly what I did. In case you want to do the same, you will find the necessary instructions in the BackTrack website (it's all very easy thanks to UnetBootin).