Eagle Mode – Kali Linux Installation

I enjoy creative ways to visually inspect data and information.  A long time ago while studying at my university I had come across a zoomable user interface (ZUI) called Eagle Mode.  Recently I re-discovered the tool and have been using on a frequent basis.  Here is more information about Eagle Mode from the official website:

Eagle Mode is a zoomable user interface (ZUI) with file manager, file viewers, games, and more.

This project is about a futuristic style of human-computer interaction, where the user can visit almost everything simply by zooming in. It features a portable C++ programming interface for developing such ZUIs, and it features the Eagle Mode application, which provides a virtual cosmos with plugin applications.

The most important one is the professional file manager with its rich, scriptable command set. It integrates file viewers for most of the common file types, as well as an audio/video player. Furthermore, the virtual cosmos contains a chess game, a netwalk game, a 3D mines game, a multi-function clock, some fractals, and a Linux kernel configurator in form of a kernel patch.

This is what it looks like:

Kali Installation:

Download the .DEB file:

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/eaglemode/eaglemode_0.93.0-1_amd64.deb

Download the libpng12-0 package:

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb

Install both:

sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb;sudo dpkg -i eaglemode_0.93.0-1_amd64.deb

All done!  Run it:

eaglemode

That’s all for now.

-E