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Apply appropriate when they are needed? I don't see why they should be applied automatically.
What? There is nothing automatic about the process. It takes days to lock down a box, and weeks of continually testing each package in search of the optimal ACL or MAC permissions/roles. Do you have any idea how gruelsome the process can be? There is nothing automatic about it. I don't think you understand what hardened OS is all about.
There is not half-hearted attempts to security. You either go all the way, or you don't do it at all. This isn't a case by case scenario of what to secure and what not to. I suggest you read up on the links I provided to give you an idea of what security is all about. I think we are on different pages at the moment.
Needless to say, and based on my experience with Slackware, I confidently conclude that it isn't a choice for a secure/hardened box, period! No docs, No support, No patches, No packages, No package manager.