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BackTrack Linux is now Kali Linux (Since 2013)

May 26th 2006

Auditor Security Collection and Whax merge to create BackTrack

Live CD and live USB capability

March 6th 2007

BackTrack 2

Kernel 2.6.20

Metasploit2 and Metsploit3 support

Redesigned menu structure

June 19th 2008

BackTrack 3


Saint and Maltego added

January 9th 2010

BackTrack 4

Kernel 2.6.34

Massively improved hardware support

Official FluxBox support

May 10th 2011

BackTrack 5

Based on Ubuntu Lucid LTS

Kernel 2.6.38

March 13th 2013

BackTrack Linux becomes Kali Linux

Support for BackTrack Linux ends

Complete platform rebuild

Based on Debian

Streamlined package updates synced with Debian