I've been using backtrack for a few years for fun projects and stuff, but now I want to start learning linux more aggressively. I'm setting up a headless server in my basement to run a teamspeak server, as well as just to play on. I was wondering if I should use kubuntu since it used KDE like backtrack, or does it really matter?
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I know far less about linux than most anyone here but if i had to do this i would either go with ubuntu server or more than likely Gentoo because from what i read its the distro that is the most easiest to learn about .. as in teaching you more about the functions of linux.
Personally i wish i had jumped onto another distro for atleast a week before snatching BT as there are so many times i have to stop and learn whats going on before i can even begin to use one of the tools.
btw isnt KDE a graphical front end ... if so why would you even want that since as you said its headless.
Using backtrack for the first time is like being 10 years old again with the keys to a Ferrari.
Play with all of them, best way to learn.
A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.
How confident are you generally with using linux from the command line? I found it helpful to have the GUI there when I started looking into linux so that I could check things and look things up if I got stuck on something.
Learn and love the command line. It is the tool of trade and what makes the big difference from Windows.
You can usually run a command without parameters to get a help shown or just use the command "man".
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