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Parrot 3.4 released

Parrot 3.4.1 was released.

It was divided into 2 releases, infact we have released parrot 3.4 on january 1, and then the 3.4.1 release to fix a minor bug to the installer as you can see from our changelog.


We haven’t done big changes since the previous release (parrot 3.3) but we have improved several things, infact as we announced for the previous version, parrot 3.3 was just a working snapshot (considered as a preview) of the major work we were doing on parrot 3.4, that we were able to finish earlier than expected.


Feel free to read our changelog to have a better overview of what we have done.


Of course a big question that many of you may have is: what happened to Parrot Cloud?
No, we don’t have stopped its development, we have just discovered how pointless it was to provide our Cloud edition through a live ISO.
Infact we still provide it and you can still get a working parrot cloud environment in 3 ways: with our netboot images (tasksel supports the parrot-cloud metapackages), with our alternate installation script (to install parrot on top of a debian system) and by buying a pre-configured VPS from dasaweb (the official Parrot Cloud VPS provider).


feel free to join our community and give us your feedback as we are up to take a long pause (we will continue to provide system updates through our repositories) to collect new ideas and play with some experimental branches of the IT security universe.

6 thoughts on “Parrot 3.4 released

  1. I’m Pentester who loves your system Parrot. My question is i have Parrot 3.3 what is the way for upgrade 3.3 to 3.4.1 whithout download all system iso for your web page?.

    1. sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade && sudo apt autoremove

      it will download the latest packages index from the repo, upgrade the system and remove all the packages that were automatically installed and which are no longer needed

  2. When I create the bootable media with any variation of Parrot 3.4.1 , I click install with standard install and am greeted with a black screen showing nothing but a “_” blinking. I am currently using Parrot Security OS which I installed using the 3.3 iso and it works AMAZING. Performance is great, Dead Space 3 runs with Wine like it does in Wondows 10. Pentesting tools are straghtforward yet effective. Anonsurf is a wonderful way to foil NSA surveillance and keep a nosy ISP from censoring content. This issue is very very inconvenient, because I’ve always installed with the principle “NEVER apt-get dist-upgrade with a new iso available to avoid bugs”, and this currently isn’t possible because in order to have the latest, stable and best performing version of your product I have to apt-get dist-upgrade. Thank you very much for reading this, and have a wonderful day.

    1. you probably used the wrong software to create the bootable media, ALL the new releases are tested to find this kind of bugs and ALL the ISO files of parrot 3.4.1 work without any issue on many many machines

      parrot is designed to be safely upgraded via apt update && apt dist-upgrade, so feel free to do that, also because we release many security fixes and minor improvements day after day and it is dangerous to keep a system outdated until fresh images are released

      1. rpi armhf 3.4 image should be retested on many many machines. First boot ends with a black screen showing nothing but a “_” blinking. rpi armhf 3.0 image works great on my rpi 3

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