When comparing Kali Linux vs Bedrock, the Slant community recommends Bedrock for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” Bedrock is ranked 26th while Kali Linux is ranked 38th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Better than ParrotOS, BackBox for hacking purpose
Contains too many tools for hacking. Those tools are not already included in BackBox or ParrotOS.
Pro Standard pentest tool set
Pro Live session distro used for forensics
Pro Choose your init system
Pro Choose your package manager
Pro Virtually every pro from every linux distro
Since Bedrock lets you pick and choose the best parts from each distro, every single pro from each distro applies to Bedrock.
Pro Pick and choose what you want from other distros
Want Debian's stable base and Arch's pacman for bleeding edge packages?
Want the security of Qubes OS and Gentoo's portage?
With the correct setup all this can be achieved.
Con Not intended to be a daily driver
This distro was written for pen testing and security work. It is not meant to be a day-to-day OS (unless that's your job).
Con Very old packages
E.G. Firefox's current version is 61 but Kali linux consists of its 52th version. Though kernel is not that old.
Con Often increases boot times
Since Bedrock has to load the strata before handing control to the chosen init system, it can make booting your machine take longer.
Con Difficulty setting up
Bedrock can be challenging to setup properly with the correct strata.