Kali Linux has always used the command line to interact with the distro. Out of the box Kali Linux has always come with bash (Bourne Again Shell) as the default shell immediate when you open up the terminal.

The new update of Kali Linux 2020.3 comes with a new look which to my opinion is much more better than the old bash, Kali Linux have made a switch from bash to zsh which makes Kali Linux look more fancy and better looking than the old terminal look that was there, am sure most of the experienced users of Kali might agree but don’t want to put words in people’s mouth but to my opinion I really fancy the new look and Im glad they made the switch.

The new Kali Linux terminal is making use of the Zsh shell. some of you might be wondering what is Zsh, well!! Zsh is a Unix shell that can be used as an interactive login shell and as a command interpreter for shell scripting. Zsh is an extended Bourne shell with many improvements including some features of Bash, Ksh and tcsh. 

Belows is an image of how the new terminal looks like which is very eye catching


Another new feature that I liked about the new release is that now most if not all of the tools have very beautiful and good looking icons which I really liked, it made the look of Kali Linux more colourful and lively rather than the old look that the tools had.

In the previous versions most tools didn’t have any icons but the new version come with icons for the tools.  

With the new update of the distro there are more features that are talked about which you can go and read about in Kali Linux main website but I just wanted to talk about the new shell and icons on tools that comes along with the new update release.

Looking forward for the upcoming Kali Linux releases and see what Kali Linux does with the distro.

For more information about the update and more added and improved feature’s please visit Kali Linux official page by clicking the below link

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