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Update 01.- What is Parrot.md

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The system is designed to be familiar for the security expert and easy to use for the new entry student, but it does not try to hide its internals as other general purpose distributions try to do.
Parrot can be used as a daily system, and it provides all the programs for the day to day tasks, including a dedicated edition of the system ([Parrot Home Edition](../en/02.-%20Download%20Parrot.html#security-or-home-edition-which-one-should-i-choose)) that don't include security tools.
Parrot can be used as a daily system. It provides all the programs for the day to day tasks, including a dedicated edition of the system ([Parrot Home Edition](../en/02.-%20Download%20Parrot.html#security-or-home-edition-which-one-should-i-choose)) that doesn't include security tools.
### Software Management ###
The system has its own applications repository including all the packages supported by Debian, plus many other applications and tools Debian can't provide yet, but all of them are accessible directly from the APT package manager.
The system has its own applications repository including all the packages supported by Debian, plus many other applications and tools Debian can't provide yet. All of them are accessible directly from the APT package manager.
Additionally, Parrot supports [Snap](https://snapcraft.io/), a package distribution system that provides easy access to many other programs that GNU/Linux distributions don't always ship in their software archives.
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### Why Parrot is different ###
Even if we, would like everyone to use the Parrot System or, at least, give it a try, there are some important considerations to make about who we expect to use Parrot and who may have a bad experience from it.
Even if we would like everyone to use the Parrot System or, at least, give it a try, there are some important considerations to make about who we expect to use Parrot and who may have a bad experience from it.
First of all, even if Parrot provides general purpose flavors, its core is still tuned for Security and Forensics operations. In this section we will explain how different is Parrot compared to other general purpose distributions and how different it is from other Pentest and Forensics distributions. Then we will present some categories of people and what kind of experience they may have by using this system.
First of all, even if Parrot provides general purpose flavors, its core is still tuned for Security and Forensics operations. In this section we will explain how different Parrot is compared to other general purpose distributions and how different it is from other Pentest and Forensics distributions. Then we will present some categories of people and what kind of experience they may have by using this system.
### General purpose distributions ###
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### Forensics distributions ###
Digital forensics experts need an environment that does not compromise their proof.
Digital forensics experts need an environment that does not compromise their evidence.
Parrot comes with automount functions disabled by default, to allow forensics acquisitions to be performed in a safe way. The global automount policy is configured in a redundant way in all the layers of the system stack, from the noautomount kernel option passed by default at boot, to the specific file manager settings to disable auto mount and plug & play features.
Don't forget that the disks are still recognized by the system, and the system will mount them without protections if the user accidentally open them.
The no-automount behavior is consistent and stable, but no protection is provided in case of accidental mounts. A write blocker is always recommended in any digital forensics scenario.
Who Parrot is made for
In summary, Parrot is made for :
- Security Experts
- Digital forensics experts
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