In this article, I’m going to introduce about important things to do after installing kali linux. After installing Kali Linux, You must have to install something to get better performance.

What is Kali Linux?

Important things to do after installing Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution which basically using for advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It comes with several hundred tools aimed at various information security tasks, such as  Penetration Testing, Forensics and Reverse Engineering. It is upgraded version of BackTrack Linux.

Important things to do after installing Kali Linux

1. Change the Default Repository

The most important thing is change the Default Repository after installing Kali Linux 2.0, which will help users to update & upgrade their system (Daily & Security Updates). This Repository looks like this-

nano /etc/apt/source.list.d/filename..

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To change this settings, run this command-

# leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

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You can also go to- to get proper source.list Repository.

2. Update, Upgrade and Distribution Upgrade

You can Update your system using this command-

# apt-get update


After complete this, you can run the next command to upgrade your system-

# apt-get upgrade


Now, You can run this command to Upgrade your Linux Distribution-

# apt-get dist-upgrade


You can also run all of those 3 commands at a same time using this single command-

# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade


3. Enable System Sound

To enable sound in your Kali, you first need to install the required components using this command-

# apt-get install alsa-utils -y

enable sound

After complete that, you need to enable the sound from your setting-


4. Install Chromium Browser on Kali

In these days, the Browser is important for every computer users. In Kali Linux, Chromium is not come by default. But You can install Chromium on your Kali Linux.

To Install Chromium, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install chromium

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5. Install Flash

Nowadays, Every system need Flash Player to perform many job, like playing video on YouTube, Online Games etc.

To Install Flash Player, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


After completed, You need to type this command to update Flash and Install-

# update -flashplugin-nonfree --install


6. Add a Standard User

Whenever you installed Kali in your system, it’s comes with root user by default. But sometime we need to access other third party software, which is not access in root user, that’s why you need to add a second user (Standard User).

To Create a Standard User, You need to run this command-

# useradd -m username


After Create the user, You need to set a password for this user-

# passwd username


7. Install HTOP

HTOP command will help you to see the running process and memory used, any many more. You can use top command, but HTOP is more useful than top.

To Install HTOP, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install htop


To run this command in your Terminal, Type htop-

# htop


8. Install tor browser

Tor is a browser like Chrome, Operamini. Tor is a very powerful web browser known for anonymity. It makes more difficult for Internet activity to be traced back to the user: You can browse any sites with this browser.

To Install Tor, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install tor


After Installed, You have to enable Tor service in your system.

To Enable the service, You need to run this command-

# service tor start


9. Install Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic is a graphical package management tool based on GTK and APT. Synaptic enables you to install, upgrade and remove software packages in a user friendly way/Graphical Way (GUI).

To Install Synaptic, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install synaptic


10. Install Gedit

Gedit is the most popular and User Friendly Text Editor for Linux Operating System. You can edit any text file using this editor.

To Install Gedit, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install gedit


11. Install Wine

Wine is a open source software, which help to run Windows Software in your Linux System. You can also install PlayOnLinux in your Linux System to run Windows software as well.

To Install Wine, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install wine


12. Install Tree

Tree lists is the contents of directories in a tree-like format.

To Install Tree, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install tree


You can also type ‘apt-get install tree -y


13. Install Cheese

Cheese is the popular software, which help you to access your webcam with many effects.

To Install Cheese, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install cheese


14. Install VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a GUI based software, where you can run any os (windows, linux, even mac) inside your host machine.

To Install VirtualBox, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install virtualbox


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15. Install Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment. Notepad++ is written in C++.

To Install Notepad++, You need to run this command-

# apt-get install notepad++



Hurray!! 🙂 😀 Congratulations, I hope you have learned the important things to do after installing Kali Linux. If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback please don’t hesitate to write them in the comment box below because it will help us to improve or correct our contents. Thanks, Happy FOSS Computing. 🙂

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