You can now use Kali Linux from within Windows 10

The newest Linux distribution to be part of the Windows Store is the popular Kali Linux, one of the most famous districts in the PenTest branch. The process is done, as with Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian, etc., through WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

Kali Linux Windows Store Kali Linux developers announced the integration of the Windows Store project. The free distributed Kali app works just like the "Ubuntu on Windows"and allows users to take advantage of some distro features through the Microsoft system.

Developers comment that there are many users, students, and "pentesters" who are often stuck with Microsoft's system because of business options on their desktops. With this application, Kali becomes more flexible and allows even users of Microsoft. Windows can use it.

Nonetheless, even more limited usability compared to the distro itself, the first point that "Kali on Windows" allows (natively) the use of only text-mode software, and by the way, none of them come with installed, however, the repository rich in penetration testing applications and hacking Kali Linux is available.

How to install Kali Linux WSL on Windows 10

The WSL feature is still in beta and needs to be enabled on Windows before you simply install it from the Windows Store. Open Windows PowerShell (terminal) and run the following command:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

You can also enable this option through the interface: Configuring Kali Linux on Windows

Go to the control panel and click on "Apps";

Under "Applications and Features" on the left, note the link in the right pane and click "Programs and Features";

On the left side of the window that opens click on "Enable or disable Windows features";

In the window that opens look for "Windows Subsystem for Linux" or "Windows Subsystem for Linux" and enable the function;

Restart the computer;

With this you will find the Kali application in your Windows 10 menu.

See you next time!


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