Difference Between Fedora and Kali Linux

Fedora OS, developed by Red Hat, is a Linux based open-source operating system. As it is Linux based, so it is freely available for use and is open source. It uses the DNF package manager and gnome environment along with anaconda installer. It supports 3 platforms, which are Workstation Fedora designed for Personal Computers, Fedora Server designed for servers, and Fedora Atomic designed for cloud computing.

Kali Linux is a Linux based open source Operating System which is freely available for use. It belongs to the Debian family of Linux. It was developed by “Offensive Security” It was first released in March 2013 with the aim to be the replacement of the BackTrackOS. Kali comes packed with 100+ of penetration testing, security research, digital forensics, reverse engineering, and ethical hacking tools.

1Developed by RedHat.Developed by Offensive Security.
2Fedora was initially released in November 2003.Kali Linux was initially released in March 2013.
3Fedora is used for daily use or on server or on a cloud.Kali Linux is used by security researchers or ethical hackers for security purposes.
4The discussion forum for fedora is ask.fedoraproject.org.The discussion forum for Kali Linux is forums.kali.org.
5Latest Fedora consists of the Gnome environment by default, though it allows you to change the same.Latest Kali consists of the xfce environment by default, though it allows you to change the same.
6Fedora doesn’t comes packed with hacking and penetration testing tools.Kali comes packed with hacking and penetration testing tools.
7Comes with a user friendly Interface.Comes with a less user friendly Interface as compared to fedora.
8Fedora is a good option for beginners to Linux.Kali Linux is a good option for those who are intermediate in Linux.