Bauer-Puntu Linux Changelog

New in version 13.10

October 28th, 2013
  • I have some good news and bad news for Bauer-Puntu users out there. The good news is that I've finally finished Bauer-Puntu 13.10. The bad news is that there is a bug in Relinux that breaks the Ubiquity installer and therefore you cannot install this version of Bauer-Puntu to your hard drive. That's why I'm calling this version Bauer-Puntu 13.10LO (Live Only).
  • That is good news if you only use Bauer-Puntu on a Live DVD or a Live USB stick for doing stuff like changing administrator passwords in Windows, doing offline maintenance on machines protected with Truecrypt full disk encryption, or doing an offline virus scan on an infected Windows system with ClamTK.
  • If you like to use Bauer-Puntu as your primary operating system, you will just have to use Bauer-Puntu 13.04 for now, and run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade it from 13.04 to 13.10. Of course, you may loose some of my customizations, but it will at least be running Xubuntu 13.10.
  • So what's new in 13.10LO? Not too much. I did create a new Plymouth splash screen though with support for LUKS encryption. If you only want that, I've made it available on Gnome-Look.org. I also replaced Transmission Bittorrent client with Deluge, and I kept Firefox as the default browser and stopped putting Chromium on because of the NSA's relationship with Google. I also added a couple of programs to help with privacy better in Firefox, and set Firefox to never remember history by default.
  • Of course the good stuff to protect you from the NSA is still installed. Tor Browser Bundle, Truecrypt, Enigmail for Thunderbird, and OTR for Pidgin are still there.
  • Here's a list of what's installed:
  • GParted - Disk Partitioner
  • CHNTPW - Windows Password Cracker
  • ClamTK - Antivirus
  • VirtualBox - Free Virtualization Software
  • Adobe Flash
  • Java
  • Parcellite
  • Yarssr
  • LastPass Chrome Plugin
  • Wireshark
  • LOIC – Windows based DoS tool running with Mono
  • Pidgin + Off The Record – Instant messaging with encryption
  • Thunderbird + Enigmail – Email with GnuPG encryption
  • Openshot – Multi-track video editor
  • Aircrack NG - Wireless cracking tools
  • TOR Browser Bundle - Secure Anonymous Browsing
  • Fern Wifi Cracker - GUI Wireless cracker including WPS
  • Reaver - Terminal WPS cracker
  • Truecrypt - File Encryption
  • Truecrack - Truecrypt Volume Brute Force Tool
  • NMAP
  • Netcat
  • Ettercap-NG - For MiTM Fun
  • IPList - Keep "The Man" from snooping on your torrent downloads
  • UFW Firewall
  • Open-vm-tools - For use in VMWare
  • Keepass - Encrypted Password Vault
  • WPScan - Wordpress Vulnerability Scanner
  • Deluge - Bittorrent Client
  • HTTPS Everywhere - Firefox plugin to force SSL when available
  • DoNotTrackMe - Firefox plugin to protect privacy

New in version 13.04 (June 18th, 2013)

  • Well I finally got it done. I finished up Bauer-Puntu 13.04. This time I decided to cut out a lot of the stuff I don't really use. stuff like Metasploit, SET, and some other hacking tools. If you want to do some serious pentesting, Bauer-Puntu really isn't for you. If you want to do that, I suggest downloading BackTrack.
  • Bauer-Puntu is still cool though. I mean, I am a Systems Engineer by trade, and therefore I decided to keep the stuff I do use quite a bit. Stuff like chntpw to reset local administrator passwords in Windows, as well as a number of encryption tools to keep the NSA and the FBI from snooping on you, or at the very least, keep them guessing a little bit. I also kept stuff like GParted for offline disk re-sizing, and some other stuff as well.
  • Also, I brought back Cairo-Dock. I tried installing Cinnamon again this time, but it kept crashing for some reason so I scrapped it. I also built it using Xubuntu, so the window manager is XFCE, and should be rather light.
  • GParted - Disk Partitioner
  • CHNTPW - Windows Password Cracker
  • ClamTK - Antivirus
  • VirtualBox - Free Virtualization Software
  • Adobe Flash
  • Java
  • CheckGmail
  • Parcellite
  • Yarssr
  • LastPass Chrome Plugin
  • Wireshark
  • LOIC – Windows based DoS tool running with Mono
  • Pidgin + Off The Record – Instant messaging with encryption
  • Thunderbird + Enigmail – Email with GnuPG encryption
  • Openshot – Multi-track video editor
  • Aircrack NG - Wireless cracking tools
  • TOR Browser Bundle - Secure Anonymous Browsing
  • Fern Wifi Cracker - GUI Wireless cracker including WPS
  • Reaver - Terminal WPS cracker
  • Truecrypt - File Encryption
  • Truecrack - Truecrypt Volume Brute Force Tool
  • NMAP
  • Netcat
  • Ettercap-NG - For MiTM Fun
  • IPList - Keep "The Man" from snooping on your torrent downloads
  • UFW Firewall
  • Friends - Social Networking Client
  • Open-vm-tools - For use in VMWare
  • VirtualBox Guest Additions - For use in VirtualBox
  • Keepass - Encrypted Password Vault
  • WPScan - Wordpress Vulnerability Scanner
  • MyMail-Crypt - Chrome Extension For PGP in Gmail

New in version 12.10 (October 25th, 2012)

  • Full Disk Encryption
  • TOR Browser Bundle - Secure Anonymous Browsing
  • Fern Wifi Cracker - GUI Wireless cracker including WPS
  • Reaver - Terminal WPS cracker
  • Metasploit Framework 4.4 with Armitage - Happy Hacking!
  • Truecrypt - File Encryption
  • Truecrack - Truecrypt Volume Brute Force Tool
  • NMAP
  • Netcat
  • Ettercap-NG - For MiTM Fun
  • OpenVAS Server and Client - Network vulnerability scanner
  • IPList - Keep "The Man" from snooping on your torrent downloads
  • Ophcrack - rainbow Table Password Cracker
  • Samdump2 - Dump SAM hives to get password hashes
  • BKHive - Used with SAM
  • UFW Firewall
  • Gwibber - Social Networking Client
  • Cinnamon Desktop environment.
  • Built using Xubuntu Linux 12.10

New in version 12.04 (May 3rd, 2012)

  • GParted - Disk Partitioner
  • PartImage - Disk Cloning
  • CHNTPW - Windows Password Cracker
  • Wipe - Secure File Deletion
  • TestDisk - File Recovery
  • ClamTK - Antivirus
  • GrimWepa - GUI WEP/WPA Cracker using Aircrack-ng backend (Booya!)
  • Cairo Dock - Mac OSX like dock
  • VirtualBox - Free Virtualization Software
  • Adobe Flash
  • Java
  • SET – Social Engineer Toolkit
  • Metasploit Framework
  • CheckGmail
  • Parcellite
  • Yarssr
  • LastPass Chrome Plugin
  • Wireshark
  • Medusa – Network password cracker
  • LOIC – Windows based DoS tool running with Mono
  • Artillery - honeypot/monitoring/prevention tool
  • Tor+Privoxy+Proxy Anywhere – Protecting your online privacy
  • Pidgin + Pidgin-Encryption – Instant messaging with encryption
  • Thunderbird + Enigmail – Email with GnuPG encryption
  • WebPG – Chrome plugin to use GnuPG on the web
  • W3AF - Web Application Attack and Audit Framework
  • Openshot – Multi-track video editor

New in version 10.04 (May 10th, 2010)

  • Here is a list of additional packages I added in this version:
  • GParted - Disk Partitioner
  • PartImage - Disk Cloning
  • CHNTPW - Windows Password Cracker
  • Wipe - Secure File Deletion
  • TestDisk - File Recovery
  • ClamTK - Antivirus
  • Twhirl - Twitter, Indeti.ca and Ping.fm client
  • Grim Wepa - GUI WEP/WPA Cracker using Aircrack-ng backend (Booya!)
  • Cairo Dock - Mac OSX like dock
  • VirtualBox - Free Virtualization Software
  • Adobe Flash
  • Java
  • Adobe Air
  • I also changed the boot up Plymouth splash to a Bauer-Power variation of the Solar
  • theme. Oh yeah, as I showed in the list above, I added Cairo dock for a little Mac
  • OSX like eye candy. It works on the Live CD too.
  • NOTE: You will get prompted when you first boot up to the Live CD/Live USB to
  • configure Cairo dock, but trust me it is already configured... Just click Close!

New in version 9.10 R2 (February 9th, 2010)

  • chntpw - Windows Password Recovery Tool
  • Partimage - Disk Cloning Tool
  • TestDisk - File Recovery Package
  • ClamAV - Antivirus for offline virus scanning (Goodbye Rogue Antivirus 2010!)
  • Open VM Tools - Incase you want to test this in VMWare, the tools are already
  • installed!

New in version 9.04 (May 9th, 2009)

  • GNOME 2.26
  • Based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackelope
  • X.Org server 1.6
  • Wacom tablet hotplugging
  • New style for notifications
  • Boot performance
  • Linux kernel 2.6.28
  • Ext4 filesystem support