If you use commandline a lot, otherwise known as terminal in Linux and still use menus to get it, or maybe you have it in your right click on desktop as well as in folders you would like the idea of pressing f12 and having a drop down terminal.
That is what i’m using here, as simple as pressing f12 you will have a drop down terminal.
It’s called Yakuake and you can download it on most distros. On Fedora which I use you can just type Yakuake in terminal and it will ask you to install it or
dnf install yakuake should work as well..
Kali linux is one of the best penetration testing Linux distributions out there. There are other good ones as well but with Kali linux you get a good balance. If you have ever tried out Blackarch linux you would find 6gigs of penetration testing tools. If you are new to penetration testing you would soon find loading up 6 gigs of tools and not knowing what they do very overwhelming.
Kali linux is good at what it does but one should not install it. It is not a general installation and if you are new to linux you will soon find that installing Kali linux as your main operating system is not what it was intended for.
Certain Linux distributions are designed for specific tasks and some of them are really good at what they do, problem comes when you try to use a specific distro for something it was not intended for.
For people new to Linux distrobutions like openSUSE, Fedora and Debian based ones would work better, maybe Ubuntu or Mint.
Cron is a big story, if you want something simple to run a simple command every few seconds on linux you can use a little thing called watch
An example is watch -n 5 firefox
That is, Firefox will open every 5 seconds.
Check it out, type watch in your terminal:
Usage: watch [-dhntv] [–differences[=cumulative]] [–help] [–interval=<n>] [–no-title] [–version] <command>