BlackArch Linux is an Arch-based GNU/ Linux distribution for pentesters and security researchers. The BlackArch package repository is compatible with existing Arch installs, something which Kali Linux also excels at.

Here are some of BlackArch’s features:

  • Support for i686, x86_64, armv6h and armv7h architectures
  • Over 750 tools (constantly increasing)
  • Modular package groups
  • A live ISO with multiple window managers, including dwm, fluxbox, openbox, awesome, wmii, i3 and spectrwm.
  • An installer with the ability to build from source.

The community is particulary helpful and we would highly recommend that you check out this distro, not least because it is