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    Default What is BackTrack 4 Based off of.

    I am trying to learn more about linux so that I can start using Backtrack 4, but I don't know what Linux Disto to read up on.

    The BackTrack websites and the noob forums are pointing to slackware, but I am also finding outside information saying that Backtrack 4 is based on Debian/Ubuntu?

    So is backtrack 4 based on slackware or Ubuntu?

    And what disto should I study and read up on to be a better BackTrack User?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayweston View Post
    I am trying to learn more about linux so that I can start using Backtrack 4, but I don't know what Linux Disto to read up on.

    The BackTrack websites and the noob forums are pointing to slackware, but I am also finding outside information saying that Backtrack 4 is based on Debian/Ubuntu?

    So is backtrack 4 based on slackware or Ubuntu?

    And what disto should I study and read up on to be a better BackTrack User?
    IIRC, its based on Debian core and uses Ubuntu packages. Id probably read up on Ubuntu if you want to learn more, in my experience BT4 and Ubuntu look fairly similar under the hood.
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    For your information, it was based on Slackware up until Backtrack 3.

    With Backtrack 4, it's switched to Ubuntu.
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    That's correct, BT4 is based on Ubuntu or to be correct Kubuntu.
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