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Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide by Rafay Baloch

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Chapter 2Linux Basics

In order to become a good ethical hacker or penetration tester, you need to be conversant with Linux, which is by far one of the most powerful operating systems. Linux is really good for ethical hacking and penetration testing because it is compatible with a wide variety of related tools and software, whereas other operating systems such as Mac and Windows support fewer of these software and tools. In this chapter, I will teach you some of the very basics of operating a Linux OS. If you are already familiar with Linux basics, you can skip this chapter.

One of the most common questions asked in many forums is “Which Linux distro should I use?” As there are tons of Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Knoppix, and BackTrack ...

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