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Kali Linux 2020.3 Released with a lot of new features that will make this operating system more amazing. You can easily download this update or upgrade it. Let’s discuss the new features and other changes in this update.

Kali Linux 2020.3 Released

Kali Linux 2020.3 New Features & Changes

  • New Shell
  • Win-Kex
  • Automating HiDPI support
  • Tool Icons
  • Bluetooth Arsenal
  • Nokia Support
  • Setup Process

New Shell

A new shell has been added, switch from “Bash” to “ZSH“. Whenever you used to open the console or terminal, Kali Linux used to use “bash” as it was the default shell. Kali Linux has officially announced to switch over the ZSH shell in Kali Linux 2020.3 Released.

If the user will download the latest Kali Linux 2020.3 then the ZSH shell would be pre-installed with that. If you don’t find ZSH shell then you can use the given command to install the ZSH shell.

sudo apt install -y zsh zsh-syntax-highlighting zsh-autosuggestions

In case you are using the earlier version of Kali Linux and have upgraded it to Kali Linux 2020.3 then you would not have to install the ZSH shell configuration. Use the given command to install it.

[email protected]:~$ cp /etc/skel/.zshrc ~/
[email protected]:~$

Now, get ready to switch to ZSH shell.

[email protected]:~$ zsh
┌──(kali㉿kali)-[~]
└─$

After installing it, if you like this shell then you can easily replace it over bash shell and make ZSH as the default shell.

Win-KeX

Kali Linux has improved more “Windows Subsystem for Linux” (WSL). Now, you can also use the GUI of Kali Linux on your Windows OS. If you to experience this feature then first of all download Kali Linux on Windows 10 with this link.

kali linux 2020.3 released
Source: kali.org

You can easily download WSL with our guide now you have to install Win-KeX in order to enjoy using Kali Linux GUI on your Windows OS. For this, you have to paste the given code on Kali Linux terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y kali-win-kex

Kali NetHunter Bluetooth Arsenal

Kali Linux has introduced Bluetooth Arsenal with Kali Linux 2020.3 Released. It consists of a set of Bluetooth tools in the Kali NetHunter app along with pre-configured workflows as well as amazing use cases.

Automating HiDPI

HiDPI displays are common but for Linux, it is not that common that’s why Kali Linux has brought the kali-hidpi-mode with Kali Linux 2020.3 Released to make it common among the Kali Linux users.

Now, you can simply type kali-hidpi-mode or select it with menu in order to switch between the HiDPI modes.

Nokia Support

Now, Kali NetHunter also supports Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 6.1. It is a great new for Nokia users.

Tool Icons

With the Kali Linux latest update, a lot of new icons are added in the update to make it more user-friendly. Now after Kali Linux 2020.3 Released, you can explore a lot of themed icons for tools.

Kali Linux 2020.3 Released
Source: kali.org

Apart from the above features, there are a lot of new features that have been added in Kali Linux 2020.3 Released.

Kali Linux is an advanced operating that is mostly used by professionals. If you are a beginner and want to use this operating system as a casual OS then don’t go for it. You can use other Linux OS for casual use.

Wrap Up

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