The latest version of the Linux distribution Kali Linux features a new “Undercover” theme that turns the interface into one that resembles Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.
Kali Linux is a security-focused Linux distribution based on Debian that is used by security researchers and hackers alike. It features advanced penetration testing and security auditing tools and is maintained by Offensive Security, a security training company.
The new Undercover theme that the developers integrated into Kali Linux makes the interface look like Windows 10. While it does not match Microsoft’s Windows 10 theme 100%, it may trick anyone who catches a glimpse of the desktop in thinking that Windows 10 is used on the device.
The developers highlight why it may be favorable sometimes to make the interface look like it is Windows 10:
Say you are working in a public place, hacking away, and you might not want the distinctive Kali dragon for everyone to see and wonder what it is you are doing. So, we made a little script that will change your Kali theme to look like a default Windows installation. That way, you can work a bit more incognito. After you are done and in a more private place, run the script again and you switch back to your Kali theme. Like magic!
The disguise is designed to reduce attention in public environments. Some users may prefer the Windows 10 interface over the default but that comes down to personal preference.
All that needs to be done to switch between the standard theme and the Windows 10 undercover theme is to open terminal and run kali-undercover. Doing so toggles the theme between the default and the undercover theme.
The new Kali Linux release, version 2019.4, comes with additional improvements and changes:
- New default desktop environment Xfce (no longer the resource-heavier Gnome)
- New GTK3 theme (for Gnome and Xfce).
- New home for documentation is /docs/). Also documentation was moved into Markdown.
- Public Packaging support.
- PowerShell integration.
- NetHunter Kex introduces a full Kali desktop on Android devices.
Kali Linux 2019.4 is the last release that supports 8 Gigabyte SDcards on ARM devices. The next official release requires at least 16 Gigabytes.
Kali Linux may be downloaded from the official project website. Direct downloads and torrents are posted on the we page.
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