I have searched the web a numerous times but haven't found an explicit answer to my question. I've studied (at school and on my own) computer networks for 2 years, doing active programming for 4 years now and am willing to move a step forward.
To make the question short. Can I do efficient network penetration using Windows OS (8,8.1) rather than installing Linux (Ubuntu, Kali ect.)? "Experts" who recommend Linux over Windows for such kind of activities state the following:
- easy OS customization
- Linux OS is more secure
- command line interface (greater functionality) against graphical user interface(less functionality)
- Network nodes running UNIX, etc.
I still don't know how this makes network packet sniffing and penetration better using Linux. Packets sniffers can be installed on Windows(Nmap, Wireshark...), penetration software can be installed (Aircrack, Cain & Abel...).
How does actually Linux beat other OS at hacking?