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nUbuntu Linux
DeveloperBrendan Almonte
OS familyLinux
Working stateabandoned
Source modelOpen source
Latest release8.12 / December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)
Kernel typeMonolithic kernel
user interface
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GNU GPL)
Official websitenone

nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu is a project to take the existing Ubuntu operating system and remaster it as a Live CD and Full install with tools needed for penetration testing servers and networks. The main idea is to keep Ubuntu's ease of use and mix it with popular penetration testing tools. Besides usage for network and server testing, nUbuntu will be made to be a desktop distribution for advanced Linux users.

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nUbuntu uses the light window manager Fluxbox.

It includes some of the most used security programs for Linux, such as Wireshark, nmap, dSniff, and Ettercap.

History[change | change source]

  • 2005-12-18 - nUbuntu Project is born, developers release Testing 1
  • 2006-01-16 - nUbuntu Live developers release Stable 1
  • 2006-06-26 - nUbuntu Live developers release version 6.06
  • 2006-10-16 - nUbuntu featured in Hacker Japan Archived 2006-10-17 at the Wayback Machine, a Japanese hacker magazine
  • 2007-12-31 - nUbuntu developer TomB retires from project, Brendan Almonte takes over
  • 2008-07-16 - nUbuntu Live developers release version 8.04 Alpha

Releases[change | change source]

Below is a list of previous and current releases.

Version Release date Release name
Stable 1 2006-01-16 nUbuntu Live
Stable 2006-06-26 6.06
Stable 2006-11-21 6.10
Alpha 2008-07-16 8.04

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