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Perhaps most importantly BackTrack 5 “revolution” will be our first release to include full source code in it’s repositories. This is a big thing for us, as it officially joins us to the open-source community and clears up any licensing issues which were present in BackTrack 4.

The absence of source code availability in BT4 was mainly due to lack of resources when we initially structured the BT4 development environment. Newly armed with our support from Offensive Security, we have now built a *proper* development environment, which allows us to do some pretty awesome things.

Our tool list has completely been revamped and refreshed. Each tool’s functionality was assessed and decided upon before inclusion to BT5. Obviously, we are constantly staying up to date with interesting new tools and are adding them to our repositories when appropriate. In addition, our menu structure has been much optimized – streamlined with both the PTES and OSSTMM standards. This will make finding and using the right tools much easier.

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#1
Nice heads up, thanks
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This is a brilliant distro. I used BT4 to hack all the wireless networks near me. This makes it too easy when you play with it. A good tool to handy.
#3
Hmmm... This is one distro i've never heard of. Seen the video and it looks pretty slick and sexy :D How does it compare to Ubuntu and that apart from security wise? and also what distro can I use for use with an Atheros AR928X Wireless Laptop Card? I've tried Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 but none seem to work. The network card searches for wireless networks, finds them but am unable to connect with the correct WPA2 Key. The bars go up and down, then continue to go upwards while flashing with a pinwheel afetr about 10 secs it disconnects. Any Fix?
#4
@ M0nk3h

try the following

# startx
open a bash shell

# start-network
# wicd
# wicd-cliente
# dhclient3

also Backtrack is now running on Ubuntu and has been a very popular network version for years (sniffing etc)

Edited By: flintstone on May 12, 2011 21:53: adding other info
#5
also anyone trying to load the 64 bit KDE and getting a video error

head to the forum

http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/backtrack-5-fixes/40286-bt5-kde-64bit-startx-problem.html

this appears to be the fix for it

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