Abbas Naderi quoted on quora.com:
"Depends on the type of hacker. Script kiddies and tool junkies use tool-packed linux distributions, such as Kali, Backtrack and etc.
Real hackers (those that create the tools for junkies) use a combination of operating systems, each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Linux, provides us with many tools and is highly flexible in probing, creating and manipulating systems and information. However, it has a terrible UI and its lack of reliable, enterprise applications make it hard for day to day use (yes, hackers play