Parrot OS 4.4 released with new updates for hacking & privacy tools along with other software updates to improve the stability and reliability for most effective penetration testing performance and experience.
The Parrot Security Operating System is a Penetration Testing & Forensics Distro dedicated to Ethical Hackers & Cyber Security Professionals. It was initially released on June 2013, developed by FrozenBox.
Parrot OS 4.4 Provides the best environment for software developers and those pentesters who usually write or modify their tools with support for various languages including python, java, c/c++, ruby, perl, bash and php and other emerging languages like golang, rust or vala.
Parrot os 4.4 includes vscodium, default btrfs support, kde edition, new golang, rust, mono, vala compilers and many new features
— Parrot Security (@ParrotSec) November 28, 2018
New Tools & Updates with Parrot OS 4.4 Release
This release comes with new privacy tools such as anonsurf, torbrowser, ricochet-im, onionshare and more.
Parrot OS 4.4 using VSCodium from this release as its new advanced editor instead of Atom since the Atom binary package are too heavy.
According to Parrot OS release notes, VSCodium in the other hand is very lightweight (less than 200MB) and it is way faster than both Atom and Visual Studio Code, with a smaller memory footprint, and it provides many important features by default and without any need for external plugins (advanced intellisense, code inspector, debugger, git interface, broader languages support etc).
In order to customize the theme and settings for all users, Parrot 4.4 provides an awesome KDE flavor includes the latest 5.13 Plasma desktop with custom configurations that proved to be very lightweight and fast with a small memory footprint.
Also BTRFS & XFS file system set by default for root and xfs for the home filesystem and it is very powerful advanced filesystems with CoW, subvolumes, snapshots and other features.
To Update from Older Versions
sudo full-upgrade or sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade
You can Download the Parrot Security OS 4.4 here.
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