Thursday, December 13, 2007

BackTrack 3 Beta out!

Max Martin and I are ecstatically happy to announce that Backtrack 3 Beta is available for download.

We are all suffering from lack of sleep - we will make a public announcement about this tomorrow.

The images are currently being uploaded to mirrorswitch servers, and a torrent has been made available:

BackTrack 3 Beta ISO version (Stripped Down - 700 mb)
md5sum : 04ed8742fc8facd1ecc8c9f6f567c116
shasum : 70c33e0aa75a978b8a87a207bf488ecec8d10a87

BackTrack 3 Beta USB version (946 mb)
md5sum : bd0d8f507502787184b187f5a39288df
shasum : 853b80a77e3881e8084c797ba55077ead15f84ae

More info, howtos, changelogs etc will be updated on our wiki:

We need sleep.

Enjoy !


Monday, December 03, 2007

BT3 Beta ETA - 14th Dec 2007

I've finally managed to pull Max Martin and me out of the proverbial work cycle we're in - we plan to release the Beta on the 14th Dec 2007.
"Beta" means we think this version is stable and ready, and need final confirmation from the community before adding a few more modules and tweaks, and calling it a final.

There will be 2 releases of BT3 - a ~700 mb iso file, and a ~1 GB USB stick image. Compiz will NOT be included in the stock 700 mb bt3 iso. We have to fight for each MB on the iso...and compiz is far from being useful in a penetration test environment. We DO however plan to have compiz modules for download separately, and to add them to the 1 GB distribution.