Kali Linux 2023.2 Released

A new version of Kali 2023.2 was released last week.

The new features of this version are:

  • New VM image for Hyper-V – With “Enhanced Session Mode” out of the box
  • Xfce audio stack update: enters PipeWire – Better audio for Kali’s default desktop
  • i3 desktop overhaul – i3-gaps merged with i3
  • Desktop updates – Easy hashing in Xfce
  • GNOME 44 – Gnome Shell version bump
  • Icons & menus updates – New apps and icons in menu
  • New tools – As always, various new packages added

How to update an existing installation:
(As descrived in the Kali blog post)

$ echo "deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free non-free-firmware" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade
$ cp -vrbi /etc/skel/. ~/
$ [ -f /var/run/reboot-required ] && sudo reboot -f
└─$ grep VERSION /etc/os-release 

└─$ uname -v 
#1 SMP Debian 6.1.27-1kali1 (2023-05-12)

└─$ uname -r  

Happy hacking! 😈