Linux is well known in the hacker community because it is the most flexible operating system in the world, unfortunately, it is not the most user friendly OS. Up until today, it still relies heavily on command to execute complex task. This can be seen when web master uses SSH to change settings on their web hosting, which is largely powered by Linux operating system.
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This is not a hacking website but if you are interested in computer security, I highly advice giving Ubuntu a try, there are plenty of hacking software to test the security of your Wifi router and computer. Remember that it is illegal to hack a persons computer without their permission, however, you are free to hack your own computer and router.
For beginners, you do not need to buy a new computer just to install Linux, you can always use a bootable linux to understand the inner workings of the operating system. Below are 2 software that enables you to create a bootable Ubuntu on a flash drive and run on your existing desktop or laptop.
To begin, prepare a 2GB thumb drive then download the latest .iso version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 15.10 comes with nine months of security and maintenance updates.
01 – UNetbootin
UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file.
02 – Win32 Disk Imager [ Support Bootable Windows ]
This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc).
03 – Universal USB Installer [ Can Create Windows & Antivirus Rescue Disk ]
The easiest way to put Ubuntu onto your stick is to use the USB installer provided at pendrivelinux.com. Universal USB Installer aka UUI is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use.
Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select operating system installed. Other features include; Persistence (if available) – note that casper persistence will only work with fat16 or fat32 formatted drives.