Kali Linux 2020.2 Release | How to Update Kali Linux 2020.2

New Update Kali Linux 2020.2

In this article, I am gonna show how to update Kali Linux. Kali Linux I most popular operating system which is Debian based distribution. It comes with preloaded tools which help us to cybersecurity research and penetration testing.

Kali Linux releases its new version on 12 May 2020 is Kali Linux 2020.2, which comes with awesome new updates. And now you can download it from the Offical website.

New Updates Overview

  • KDE Plasma Makeover & Login
  • PowerShell by default.
  • Kali on ARM Improvements
  • Lessons From The Installer Changes
  • New Key Packages & Icons

KDE Plasma Makeover & Login

In Kali Linux 2020.1 XFCE and GNOME desktop environment updated and they have both modes dark as well as light themes mode but in KDE Plasma have not, but in Kali Linux 2020.2 introducing the dark and light themes for KDE Plasma.

KDE Plasma Dark Theme

Kali Linux 2020.2 KDE Dark Theme

KDE Plasma Light Theme

Kali Linux 2020.2 KDE Theme

Login Screen

Kali Linux Login Screen Xfce Desktop Environment

PowerShell by default

In Kali Linux 2019.4 PowerShell introduced by Kali, and PowerShell available in Kali Linux’s repository, and if we want it just in single command we can install it in our Kali Linux.

techdhee@kali:~$ sudo apt install -y powershell

But now in Kali Linux 2020.2, we can select the during Kali Linux installation kali-linux-large in the software selection windows the last option, and your PowerShell install by default with primary meta-packages. Or you can also install after installation just types a single command.

techdhee@kali:~$ sudo apt install -y kali-linux-large

Kali Linux Software Section

Kali on ARM Improvements

In Kali Linux 2020.2 minimum requirement of SD card is 16GB or larger and in this update by default username root/toor is no longer default login credentials but now it changed to kali/kali. Now in Kali Linux 2020.2 no need to login with root (superuser).

Kali Linux Installer Changes

We know in Kali Linux 2020.1 we get a new way and new installer to install Kali Linux, but there are many problems and bugs to install Kali Linux in a proper way. So in Kali Linux 2020.2, we get a new installer where we get new things and if you noticed out new Kali Linux 2020.1 ISO size is larger the Kali Linux 2020.1 that means it allowing for COMPLETE OFFLINE installation, you can choose any Desktop Environment.

How To Install Kali Linux

New Key Packages & Icons

The new version of Kali Linux that means new and latest packages also included in Kali Linux 2020.2 some of them are:

  • GNOME 3.36
  • Joplin – we are planning on replacing CherryTree with this in Kali Linux 2020.3!
  • Nextnet
  • Python 3.8
  • SpiderFoot

With the latest packages, we will get the new look of packages logo for each tool in Kali Linux 2020.2, you will notice in the Kali Linux menu bar.

Kali Linux 2020.2 New Icons

How To Update Kali Linux

Kali Linux update is very easy just you have fast internet connectivity to update the Kali. Just type the following command in the terminal to update Kali Linux 2020.2

techdhee@kali:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y

After completing the update you have to restart your computer or laptop.


In this video, I am gonna show how to update Kali Linux 2020.1 to Kali Linux 2020.2 and first look of Kali Linux 2020.2

Important Things To Remember:

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If you are using and follow this tutorial for any illegal purpose, techdhee.in can not be responsible for your action.

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