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Kali is quite honestly appropriate for use on a Test Lab, a Virtual Machine, it will even run on a Raspberry Pi. It is the most popular tool used in most all training courses. It can be uses in home labs, work labs and production environments to perform real life scans for vulnerabilities among other things. It is the most popular tool for Cybersecurity tool.
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OpenSUSE Leap is well suited for just about any Linux task. Especially I like to use it as Docker base image for my software deployments, because it has a wide variety of software packages available already precompiled and packages are well maintained - vulnerable software versions are patched in reasonable time. OpenSUSE Leap is rpm based system, and it wouldn't install Debian or other systems packages. If your software is not an rpm package then OpenSUSE Leap would not be suitable for your system.
Read full review Pros Provides high security. Does great job with penetration testing. Has good number of testing tools with in. Read full review Maintenance of software packages using YAST Availability of patches when a vulnerability is discovered Distribution upgrades Read full review Cons Usage wise, it is tough for use by beginners. Can be improved. With Kali Linux have noticed driver related issues especially with Nvidia graphics cards. Kali Linux can be improved for use as a day to day OS. Read full review Commercial packages not always available Stable packages sometimes lag behind the latest releases Read full review Alternatives Considered
The hard feature to be beat Kali with is the amount of preinstalled tools. I.e. Ubuntu is great but you would have to install each and every tool separately
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openSUSE Leap has wide variety of already precompiled software packages in default repositories. It even has some specific packages in official repositories that are not available in other Linux distribution repositories. It is also very stable and reliable distro - we can predict when new versions will be released and when we should make system upgrades.
Read full review Return on Investment Till now Kali Linux have not made a single penny negative impact on our companies business , its so powerful and useful at the same time for our company. Read full review More effective maintenance means a smaller headcount needed for running the production servers. The easiness of deployment means more time we can spend on software development of company-specific applications. Great community support and overlap with other Linux systems mean that an answer to nearly any problem is usually one google query away. Read full review ScreenShots