The latest release of Kali Linux, version 2023.4, has been unveiled, bringing a host of enhancements and features to the Debian-based distribution known for its robust collection of security and forensics tools. Notably, this release incorporates several user-friendly improvements, many of which can be attributed to the integration of GNOME 45.
One of the standout features for users who prefer GNOME as their desktop environment is the full-height sidebars now available in numerous updated applications. The Nautilus file manager benefits from significantly improved search speed, offering a smoother user experience. While an update for Nautilus was not included in this release, it is expected to be introduced in a subsequent update.
The settings app, gnome-control-center, has undergone improvements, as have color schemes for gnome-text-editor and themes for shell, libadwaita, gtk-3, and gtk-4. Users will also find updated gnome-shell extensions and overall shell updates. A notable change is the introduction of a new workspace indicator, replacing the previous Activities button. Users can now scroll the mouse wheel while hovering over the indicator to seamlessly switch between workspaces.
With these updates and tweaks, Kali Linux 2023.4 continues to enhance its usability and maintain its reputation as a go-to distribution for security and forensics professionals. Users are encouraged to explore the latest features and improvements in this release for an even more powerful and efficient experience.