If you have been on the forum, you probably have seen all of these “Linux sucks for security” and people recommending the good old madaidan guide.
This should no longer be the standard! Currently we are working on a hardened Gentoo system that has everything you could ever wish for.
Except a release or actually most things. We are at a point, where most basic things can be done with an easy install and not having to manually work with 10.000 different files.
I personally do not know everything about kicksecure, but it should be different.
According to my knowledge, Kicksecure still (mostly at least) uses the stock OS and builds on top of it.
While some things are similar, there also are a lot of differences. Starting with the installation.
Fortress has it’s own installer (CLI) and we’re currently also working on moving away from the stock stage3 tarball to a modified (more hardened) stage3 tarball.
Of course! I am unable to list everything, but here are some examples we have currently implemented. Some parts will change in the future, for example how hardened the base stage3 tarball is.