GONZO

OS of Choice

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I'v been using backtrack for a while and decided to dual boot a linux distro on my laptop, Im thinking the newest version of ubuntu what do you guys think. Am I making the right choice? Thanks.

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Gutsy(Ubuntu v7.10) is good for people new to linux. Backtrack2 is meant for pen testing.

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I know I do wireless hacking on my own network. I thinks using an installed lunux would let me know how to use computer alot more I know how to use alot of hacking tools but I never compiled drivers or programs before. So any tips would be great.

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Well for me luckily my wireless card was out of the box compatible. If it not then you would want a prism 2.5 type card. I believe everything that comes with backtrack can be installed on ubuntu. Ubuntu is great because of the generic drivers it comes with. Anyone want to add to this?

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I think it is best for someone new to start with an OS that does not spoon feed them, I think you can learn allot more this way. I recommend freeBSD while not a Linux distro it has great documentation and is a dream to run!

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FreeBSD is a good system to use, i personally havent used it but OS X which i have used quite a lot is apparently a variant.

I would recommend slack as we are asking for opinion, but really any flavour of *nix will demonstrate how.

If your serious about learning OS architecture, i would recommend doing some reading on Operating System construction

and operating system concepts and theories, as these really help practical knowledge of understanding operating systems.

Ninja

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Thanks Ill look into it if anyone needs help with wireless hacking I can help the best I can.

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You cant put your cards in monitor mode in windows.

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it was a joke >.<

Ubuntu is a nice pick. Hell, even though i'm not a beginner with linux, i still enjoy it heh. Why not doing something easier if i already know how to do it the hard way. heh. Just make sure you learn the hardway first.

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OS of Choice is the one that gets the job done for you, most easily...

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All my systems run Ubuntu. It's easy to install, whether you are doing a server build or desktop. Documentation is all over the web and support at ubuntuforums.com is great.

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