Hello everyone my name is Tanay Saksena(CEH) founder of Unify Hackerz Club and Techno-Infosec. Today we will be talking about operating systems for Hackers.
Many people ask me which is best operating system for hacking but before answering this question lets understand what actually operating system is?
An Operating System (OS) is an interface between a computer user and computer hardware. An operating system is a software which performs all the basic tasks like file management, memory management, process management, handling input and output, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers.
 There are many operating systems available ex: Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, ios and many others. Basically Hacking means innovation and modification. Hacking means understanding how systems work and how can you modify and break the working of system. Hacking is a technique and technique does not need any specific operating system so you any use any operating which you like.
                      Windows is much user friendly and this is the reason why people use windows much. As compare to windows linux is much powerful and secure. All Big companies use linux as their OS.   Hackers & security researchers generally use Linux OS because they know power of linux. You can use any operating system for hacking and security research work but most of security professionals prefer linux os. You have to search for tools and supports system for windows but linux gives all facilities inbuilt.

Here is the list of operating systems used and preferred by security professionals:
Kali Linux
Black Box
Black Arch
Parrot Os

Have a good day and Keep Hacking