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Parrot

Last Update: 2018-11-03 12:10 UTC


Parrot (formerly Parrot Security OS) is a Debian-based, security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography. The product, developed by Frozenbox, comes with MATE as the default desktop environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 34 (277), 6 months: 34 (280), 3 months: 24 (386), 4 weeks: 26 (424), 1 week: 43 (285)

Average visitor rating: 8.38/10 from 13 review(s).


Parrot Summary
Distribution Parrot (formerly Parrot Security OS)
Home Page http://www.parrotsec.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.parrotsec.org/listinfo
User Forums https://community.parrotsec.org/
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Documentation https://www.parrotsec.org/docs/
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Download Mirrors https://www.parrotsec.org/download.php
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-11-04: Distribution Release: Parrot 4.3
 • 2018-09-11: Distribution Release: Parrot 4.2.2
 • 2018-01-28: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.11
 • 2017-11-08: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.9
 • 2017-09-13: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.8
 • 2017-07-11: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.7
 • 2017-05-19: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.6
 • 2017-03-08: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.5
 • 2016-12-25: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.3
 • 2016-10-16: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.2
 • 2016-07-31: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.1
 • 2016-06-19: Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.0
 • More Parrot releases...

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Feature 4.3 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Release Date 2018-11-03 2018-01-28 2017-07-11 2016-06-18 2016-05-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 40-3800 1500-3700 1400-3800    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation          
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual en en en en en
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 4.3 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
Package 4.3 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.110) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.3 2.1.3 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.8 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.12
firefox (63.0.3) 63.0 58.0 54.0 45.2.0 38.6.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 7.2.0 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.29 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.26 3.22.16 3.20.6 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.37) 2.4.35 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.20 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 25 24 22 18
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.3rc1 5.4.3 5.2.7 5.1.4rc1 --
linux (4.19.2) 4.18.10 4.14.13 4.11.6 4.5.3 4.3.3
Package 4.3 3.11 3.7 3.0.1 2.2.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) 10.1.35 10.1.26 10.1.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.18.0 1.16.2 1.14.1 1.8.1
mesa (18.2.5) 18.1.9 17.3.3 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- -- 3.20.1 --
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 11.0.1 8u151 8u131 8u91 7u95
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2l 1.0.2h 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.12) 7.2.9 7.0.27 7.0.20 5.6.22 5.6.14
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- 3.1.0 --
postgresql (11.1) 11.0 10.1 9.6.3 9.5.3 9.4.6
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.2 5.9.2 5.7.1 5.5.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.2) 4.8.5 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.17
systemd (239) 239 236 233 230 215
thunderbird (60.3.1) 52.9.1 -- -- 45.1.0 --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.0rc6 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.0rc2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.3 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 4.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-16
Votes: 4


Using Parrot Home edition on my harddrive and add extra tools and packages when needed. On USB stick put Parrot full (Security) version. Effecient, and security and private concerned OS with everything included. Great distro that also can be used for common daily tasks!


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Version: 4.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-15
Votes: 1


Version 4.3 works fine (including Pluma an Keepassxc) and on an old 4gb usb key is quite fast too. Good work ! Is my preferred linux 'tool', but I would really like to see a CD burning tool (Brasero?) to complete the live home light distro !


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Version: 4.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-13
Votes: 0


Home edition seems fine. Don't know anything about pentest so i cannot review that part.


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