Offensive Security releases Win-KeX 2.0, packed with new features - Help Net Security

Offensive Security releases Win-KeX 2.0, packed with new features - Help Net Security

Win-KeX provides a Kali Desktop Experience for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL 2), and version 2.0 comes with useful features.



Win-KeX 2.0 features


Win-KeX SL (Seamless Edition) – no more borders
Sound support
Multi-session support
KeX sessions can be run as root
Able to launch “kex” from anywhere – no more cd-ing into the Kali filesystem required
Shared clipboard – cut and paste content between Kali and Windows apps

Concurrent sessions


Win-KeX now supports concurrent sessions:


Win-KeX as unprivileged user
Win-KeX as root user
Win-KeX SL

Two dedicated modes


Win-KeX now supports two dedicated modes:


1. Win-KeX Window mode is the classic Win-KeX look and feel with one dedicated window for the Kali Linux desktop. To launch Win-KeX in Window mode with sound support, type:


kex --win -s


2. Win-KeX SL mode provides a seamless integration of Kali Linux into the Windows desktop with the Windows Start menu at the bottom and the Kali panel at the top of the screen. All applications are launched in their own windows sharing the same desktop as Windows applications.


kex --sl --s