Hacking-Lab LiveCD8.05

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
4.2/5 5
A Live Linux operating system specifically designed for the Hacking-Lab IT website

editor's review




Hacking-Lab LiveCD is an open-source and free distribution of Linux that provides OpenVPN access into the Hacking-Lab remote security laboratory. It is based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the modern GNOME graphical desktop environment.

The operating system is distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD

As its name suggests, Hacking-Lab LiveCD is a Linux OS that is distributed as a Live CD/DVD ISO image and geared towards users of the Hacking-Lab IT portal, allowing them to access the lab remotely. The ISO image has 2.5GB in size and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms, but runs only with 32-bit applications.

The boot menu includes various options

From the boot menu, the user will be able to start the live system with default boot options and drivers or in failsafe mode, start the installer directly, as well as to view detailed information about the hardware components of his or her computer.

Modern graphical desktop environment with a two-panel layout

As mentioned, the default and only graphical desktop environment of Hacking-Lab LiveCD is GNOME, which uses a two-panel layout and a pitch black theme. Both panels are important for a productive environment, but they are highly customizable.

Includes a great collection of open source (libre) applications

The distro includes a great collection of open source (libre) applications, among which we can mention the Iceweasel and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice office suite, Audacity audio editor, Ophcrack Microsoft Windows password cracker, ClamTK antivirus, Zenmap and Wireshark network scanners, as well as Synaptic Package Manager for installing additional apps or update/remove existing ones.

Bottom line

All in all, Hacking-Lab LiveCD is a decent, stable and reliable distribution of Linux whose main target are Hacking-Lab users who want to remotely connect to the laboratory from a secure and safe place.

Hacking-Lab LiveCD was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 8th, 2014
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