Linux? If the answer
“yes” then I might also ask... doyou really know how to use it? Can you write a bash script? It doesn’t really
he operating system you’re working with
, what’s important is that you
know how to use it. If you’re not that good then improve yourself by
, skip this chapter.
In case you don’t have Linux installed on your machine choose a Linuxdistribution and install it. A Unix-like operating system using the Linux kernel
is called a “distro” (Linux distribution)
You have lots of distros to choose
You can also use other operating systems very similar
Linux like theones derived from BSD
(FreeBSD, OpenBSD and
or like those
or its successors (Solaris, HP
IBM AIX etc.
).You can even use Windows if you
too familiar with it and you can’t
give up programs like
hen here’s what you’ll have to do
Install VMware Workstation (
), which is
software that will allow you to run other operating systems from Windows.
nstall a distro on your VMware machine.
ab to it whenever you
Linux (most of the time).
You can also properly install Linux and then set up a boot menu fromwhich to choose whatever OS you want to boot (recommended if you
.In case you have root access on a remote
windows installed on your system and use putty to connect to t
which you’ll use to develop your hacking skills further
matter what way you will choose,
important isthat you have Linux if you’re a starter in hacking. Then learn how to operate
All the Linux screenshots you’ll see in this tutorial are made in Ubuntu;
running on VMware.
The kernel is the fundamental part of the operating system. Every OS is built on a kernel. It’s a pieceof software responsible for allocating hardware resource
s to the applications and many other basic stuff
Berkeley Software Distribution refers to a particular version of the Unix operating system that wasdeveloped and distributed from the University of California at Berkeley long time ago
ating system that originated at Bell Labs, 1969.
was a multi
user and multi
taskingoperating system, with TCP/IP built
-in, the first OS to be written in the C programming language.