Jolicloud OS works well with my pen testing ways, at least for me. Why does it work for me you ask?
It detects my netbook's native Wi-Fi card out of the box. And I love that feature alone.
After playing around with the standard apps that comes with it, the next logical step is for me to install my security apps, and being a Gnome-based Linux distro, this is super-easy to accomplish.
Fire up the Terminal app located at the Accessories menu and apt-get install away:
sudo apt-get install wireshark
sudo apt-get install zenmap
And to install Metasploit, you need a couple of things to do, which is beautifully covered step-by-step by this guide:
Why not use BT4 instead? Installing a persistent BT4 is a little bit cumbersome for script kiddies like me. BT4 is awesome, everything is in there, but most of the time I will only use a couple of the tools there. For a sniffer learning the hacker ways like me, that will be Wireshark, NMAP and Metasploit. And I would like to thank Carlos "dark0perator" Perez for this excellent piece of advice he gave on a previous episode of the multi-awarded Podcast Pauldotcom.com Security Weekly. If you want to learn the craft, don't use an all-in-one distro. Download and install Ubuntu, and work your way there. This has been my mantra for the past two years.
If I were to market the hacker ways to the public, I would pre-package these tools on social-networking centric, lightweight OS like the Jolicloud. My security apps icons are right next to my Facebook, Gmail, and Pidgin IM app, and that adds a little bit of a cool factor and a political statement that we are indeed in the age of point and click hacking.
Play safe kidz.