Is it possible/feasible to set up a hacking machine that rivals a distribution like Kali Linux on MacOS, or will it never be possible for MacOS to rival a distribution like Kali in terms of hacking tools and functionality from CLI?
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You have to understand the difference between Operating System and Applications/Utilities and also concept of Open-Source. Kali Linux is based on Debian (Linux O/S) and comes with many pre-installed security testing tools. Offensive Security who maintains the Kali Linux project can tweak the source code, if need be to accommodate different tools. For example, Kali also has a custom-built kernel that is patched for 802.11 wireless injection (Refer this). This is not possible with closed-source MacOS, unless Apple Inc. decides to do so. Said that, I easily find installers for most common tools for MacOS as well, if it's popular. However, you can always use Kali Linux as a Virtual Machine over MacOS.