May 14th 2013, we launched a poll titled: “Vote for your favorite Linux Penetration Testing Distribution” (you can still vote!) and – year to date – June 28th 2013, the poll has received over 200 votes! Most of our traffic, if not all of it, comes from information security professionals, penetration testers etc so our poll should be a decent representation of which Linux Distribution people are mostly using.
Our poll allows only one vote from a unique IP so it should be really accurate.
Hardly surprising I guess, but Kali Linux, the new Debian based successor of the notorious BackTrack is in first place with 50% of the vote, which represents 102 votes. We say ‘hardly surprising’ because BackTrack has for the last six years been the ethical hackers distro of choice. We have a lot more information on Kali Linux here, and our “Kali Linux Family Tree” post was even mentioned on PaulDotCom’s web show!