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    Question Bactrack for Web developers?

    Hi, I am a webmaster and planning to migrate from Windows to Backtrack but have some doubts on the functionality of Bactrack. I personally used "Pardus" linux distro for years but don't know if it is such easy to use Backtrack?. So I want to learn;

    Is it easy for a beginner to;
    1.Create a local server for testing some php pages
    2.Create and manage MySQL databases
    3.Use graphical design tools for a website design
    by using Backtrack?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Bactrack for Web developers?

    Backtrack is designed for pentesters.

    Its not meant for general use (Lots of reasons why.).
    Its certainly not meant to be used for web/graphic dev.
    Have you...g0tmi1k?

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    Default Re: Bactrack for Web developers?

    What initially made you think that Backtrack was a good fit for such a migration and set of uses?
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Default Re: Bactrack for Web developers?

    Short answer: no.

    You're probably better off using a more mainstream Linux distribution like Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, etc. You'll find a lot more support with regards to web development on their forums and on Google.

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    Default Re: Bactrack for Web developers?

    Backtrack may be good for sanity checking your sites once they are built, or testing them for weaknesses, but if you are a web designer and require design tools you should really stick with Windows. You will not have the same sort of access to Adobe for example on Ubuntu or Debian, but you can use them for publishing the sites and putting them together. The design portions I would stick with Windows or Mac OSX for, just because of the number of tools specifically aimed at your profession. Don't get me wrong, GIMP and other such tools are well done, but you may at times still require suite of tools companies likes Adobe can provide... I guess it depends how into the graphics side of it you are getting.

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