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    Whoppix is DEAD - Long live WHAX!

    What's going on - Where's Whoppix ?

    WHAX is the natural evolution of WHoppix - a live cd, standalone penetration testing toolkit. There are some major new features in WHAX which add huge functionality compared Whoppix, and may change the way we use live distributions.

    But before we get all fired up, a bit of general information:

    Distribution Change

    WHAX is so longer based on Knoppix, but on SLAX, a Slackware live cd.
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    http://iwhax.net/modules/news/

    Aparently whoppix is gone...

    I'm downloading WHAX now... anyone had a chance to mess with it yet?
    I was REALLY liking the way they had 2.7 all layed out too...
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    Sounds intereting at least.

    /me downloads
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    Intriguing! I'll have to give this one a try, along with Knoppix-STD (Ok, so I'm a bit behind in my LiveCD trials, so what?)
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    i have been using whopp for a while and it was pretty good while based on knopp.

    i wonder why he made the switch from knopp to slack?

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    Originally posted here by rowdy_yates
    i have been using whopp for a while and it was pretty good while based on knopp.

    i wonder why he made the switch from knopp to slack?
    Hey Hey,

    The switch was primarily made because of the modularity of Slax.

    Distribution Change

    WHAX is so longer based on Knoppix, but on SLAX, a Slackware live cd.
    One of the main reasons I decided to try this is due to the wonderful world of modularity which SLAX uses.
    For us, this modularity means that we can easily customize our version of WHAX, and include whichever modules we like. All the tools have been compiled to "WHAX Modules" which can be easily added or removed, depending on our needs.

    Modularity

    Modularity also makes software updates much easier – for example, if a new version of (such as Metasploit Framework) has been released, we can now download the updated module, and update our livecd / usb stick instantly.
    This new setup allows for the greatest flexibility, as modules are easy to create (even from windows) – which means that if we want to add that tool (or wallpaper) we always wanted, but never appeared in Whoppix, we can now do it ourselves!
    A wonderful new software interface makes this whole process a breeze.
    You can find more information about it @ http://www.iwhax.net/whax.pdf including details on creating your own modules.

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    i wonder why he made the switch from knopp to slack?
    As HTRegz stated, the modularity of Slax is used. From my own experience, Slax, and now WHAX are alot more responsive than Knoppix on the different machines that I have used. Nice piece of software.
    along with Knoppix-STD
    I also like Knoppix-STD, and have been waiting for the latest release, but no word for awhile now.

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