Remote-Exploit.org has released the beta of Backtrack 3. As many of you will know, Backtrack is a Linux distribution focused specifically on penetration testing and security auditing. Over 300 tools are included, making Backtrack the distribution of choice for security professionals and network engineers worldwide. I find Backtrack makes a great general-use LiveCD. There are now two versions available for download, both a 700MB ISO and a 1GB USB archive. I've heard rumours that a fully maintained VMware Virtual Appliance may appear with the final release. Previously, creating a bootable USB stick was a bit of a pain and required using the SLAX creator application. Now you simply need to copy the files to a clean USB stick and run a small script which installs the boot loader.
Hardware support looks to be good with most wireless drivers already patched for wireless injection. I couldn't see aircrack-ptw included in the wireless toolset, but there's still time for it to make the final release.
Download your copy of the Backtrack 3 Beta here.