Parrot OS, the Debian based GNU/Linux distribution developed by Parrot Security with a focus on security and ethical hacking, has released Parrot OS 4.10 with the much-awaited support for Xfce Desktop Environment.
While the previous release Parrot 4.9 came with several bug fixes and notable enhancements, Parrot OS 4.10 includes the latest updates from upstream sources and bug fixes like the BootHole Vulnerability, affecting almost all Linux distributions via GRUB2 bootloader.
Also, Parrot OS 4.10 has updated development tools to newest version, including Python 3.8, Golang 1.14, VSCodium 1.47.3, and GCC 10.1, with improved development meta-packages.
What's new in Parrot OS 4.10 Release?
As stated before, Parrot 4.10 includes all the latest updates from the upstream sources, and among the new packages are Greenbone Security Manager 11 and a vulnerability scanner, OpenVAS 7 in addition to the new Debian packaging style.
Alongside the MATE and KDE Desktop Environments already supported, Parrot OS 4.10 now officially supports the lightweight Xfce Desktop Environment. And coming to the core components, Parrot 4.10 has upgraded its Linux Kernel from v5.5 to v5.7, which brings the latest processor and hardware supports, such as new ARM Features and device Support, new exFAT Filesystem Driver, zoned Block Device Support in Btrfs, and Apple USB Fast Charge Support For iOS devices.
Additionally, the AnonSurf 3.0 anonymity tool is now available for Parrot OS 4.10, with a new graphical user interface alongside the CLI interface. Also, the GTK app now supports several features like monitoring the status of Tor, the traffic, logs, and to perform certain actions such as start, stop, and reload.
How to Upgrade to Parrot 4.10 release?
Given that Parrot OS is a rolling release distro, new updates are available in the repo as soon as it is stable. Therefore, if you’re an existing user, either using the immediate previous version of Parrot OS, or older versions, you can simply update your package to the new stable version with the following commands.
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
And for a fresh installation, you can download the ISO images of Parrot OS 4.10, which is available in multiple editions, namely: Mate, KDE, Xfce, Netinstall, Security, Virtual, and Home.