BackBox 2.01 is coming to town

As many of you already know our project is quite young but in just a couple of months we reached unbelievable goals. Currently BackBox has thousands of users all around the world and their number is rising up continuously. Several opinionists think that the “open” vision has been the key of this achievement. BackBox’s staff wish to remember all of you that whoever wants can collaborate and he doesn’t necessarily need to be a professional user. There is a variety of fields on which interested users can offer their knowledge as the forum, our website wiki but also advertising, marketing or even writing new documentation…

There shouldn’t be any issues about releasing the new BackBox version until the end of January 2012. The new version is going to fix some irrelevant bugs of the previous version, it will have updated packages and some tiny optimizations. Therefore there won’t be any major changes until BackBox 3. As regards the future versions, our purpose is to use Ubuntu’s LTS as basic platform so there will be just one major release and some intermediate releases every 4 months that would only introduce some bugs fixes and updated packages. The benefit from this choice should be that users wouldn’t be forced to reinstall the OS on every new release but they could keep it up to date just by using apt-get or synaptic tool.

Waiting for the new release, every suggestion from our users would be much appreciated.

Stay tuned!

BackBox Linux 2 released!

The BackBox team is proud to announce the release of BackBox Linux 2. BackBox 2 features the following upstream components: Ubuntu 11.04, Linux Kernel 2.6.38 and Xfce 4.8.0. The images (32bit & 64bit) can be downloaded from the following location:

What’s new

  • System upgrade
  • Performance boost
  • New look and feel
  • Improved start menu
  • Bug fixing
  • Hacking tools new or updated
  • Three new section: Vulnerabilty Assessment, Forensic Analysis and VoIP Analysis
  • Much, much more!

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 256 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 4.4 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port

BackBox Linux 2 Artwork Contest

The BackBox Linux 2 Artwork Contest is started! Your mission is to create a Wallpaper for BackBox Linux 2. Must be at least 1920px wide in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio and .jpg or .png format. The theme is free but we prefer futuristic environments ispired to fantascientific movies like “Tron Legacy”, with an innovative design and electric colors (blue, black and gray are preferred). Using the BackBox logo is allowed, you can download it from the artworks page of this site.

Other rules:

Submissions not fitting these criteria will be subject to rejection. By submitting, you grant BackBox the right to reproduce your artwork with reasonable attribution in any way we see fit without compensation. We reserve the right not to choose a winner.

Any technique or medium may be used, as long as the final submission is in specified digital format.  If you use stock photos, art, etc., make sure it is either public domain or that you own the rights to it.

Submission Deadline:

All submissions must be received by July, 2011

Submit entries to:

info [at] backbox .org

Submission info to include:

Real name or desired nick/handle if any and a title and description of your piece.

Additional Specs:

All entries must be within size parameters listed above. Final entries should be in 300dpi .png or .jpg format. The works can be in .ai or .psd format. Delivery is the responsibility of the entrant, if the entry is too large to email you may post it online for download.