I have just downloaded Backtrack 5 R2 with Gnome and, while it looks cool, I don't really know where to start.
I see it comes with Metasploit but, to be blunt, I still don't really understand what Metasploit is.
A quick disclaimer, I'm a Windows guy with little experience with Linux.
I understand that I don't need Backtrack to use the tools that Backtrack comes with. Backtrack just makes this convenient. I can install any Linux distro and, after adding the relevant repositories, use
apt-get install to install the tools. I also understand that I can get Metasploit for Windows, but get the feeling that it is probably a lot more useful on Linux.
I have a free weekend coming up, and am therefore asking if somebody could recommend a decent book that would bring me up to speed on Backtrack/Metasploit.