A Digital Forensics Student's Linux Workspace

Our next entry for the "The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest" was sent all the way from the Netherlands by a digital forensics student named Huseyin. He is also working as an intern at an IT-audit company and described Linux as the best OS to do research on. If ever chosen as the grand winner, he says he will use the $100 to buy another 1TB hard disk drive since the 3TB of HDDs that he already have are not enough --probably because of lots of legal evidences to store :-)

Without any more delay, here is Huseyin's Kubuntu Linux workstation:

Owner's note: I'm currently using Kubuntu 9.10. My first distribution was SUSE 9.0; that was like 6 years ago. I didn't know much about Linux then. A few years later, I met Ubuntu and saw how easy Linux can be. I've been using it for 3 years now (almost 4) as my main OS. I'm waiting for the next release of Ubuntu 10.04 since I heard good stuff about it. I tried the Beta version but I don't like to use it as my main OS.

I like Linux because it's free, fast, and customizable just the way I want it. All the apps that I'm using are free. I have a laptop (HP tx2000ed). I always have my laptop with me and Linux is always ready for me to get the job done.

Thank you Huseyin and good luck!


  1. Simple but nice workspace. I like the big monitor. What's the brand and size?

  2. Thnx, I like to have a simple desktop

    It's a samsung T240HD 24Inch. its a nice monitor/TV and full HD ;)

  3. AnonymousMay 06, 2010

    Nice setup.
    What's some of the apps you use?

  4. You mean for doing digital forensic stuff.

    I use sleuth kit, Autopsy, Metasploit, Hex editor, fatback, DCFLDD, Wireshark, Perl, kismet, aircrack. these are the most used (for me).