🐉 GUI software installers in Kali Linux

Out of the box, the only option to install software on Kali Linux is to use the APT package manager from the command line, or download the software directly from the developer’s website.

This minimal approach is cool and familiar, but sometimes it’s more convenient to use a GUI software management app to install software.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to install two different GUI software managers in Kali Linux, which you can then use to find software!

Kali software managers

When it comes to software managers, there are many options.

Two really popular options are the Software Center and the Synaptic Package Manager.

The Software Center is extremely simple and is the default application on some distributions such as Ubuntu.

Synaptic is a GUI interface for APT that is inherently more robust than Software Center.

Not long ago, it was the default application on many systems, but has ceased to be popular due to the simplicity of the Software Center.

Both work very well and you can install the one you like best.

Installation instructions for both are shown below.

Installing the Software Center

Open a terminal and enter the following commands to install the Software Center in Kali.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install gnome-software

After the installation is complete, you will need to use vi or your favorite text editor to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file for the application to work. Add the following lines to the file.

$ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://kali.download/kali/ kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-last-snapshot main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-experimental main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

To open the Application Center, run the gnome-software command from a terminal.

 gnome-software 

Also you can use search:
🐉 GUI software installers in Kali Linux

Now you can search for and install new applications or remove existing ones from your system.

🐉 GUI software installers in Kali Linux

Installing Synaptic

Open a terminal and enter the following commands to install Synaptic in Kali.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install synaptic

After the installation is complete, use a search similar to the Application Center or run:

 $ synaptic 

Now you can search for and install new applications or remove existing ones from your system.

Conclusion

In this guide, we went over how to install two different GUI software managers in Kali Linux.

Sometimes having a GUI program can be more convenient than installing all the required applications from the command line.

Both the Synaptic Application Center and Package Manager are good choices for a Kali system.

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