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I love Debian but prefer RHEL/CentOS as a server distro. Debian is a great general purpose distro, but Red Hat is designed as a server platform. So many of the defaults are set up for server use that it just makes life easier. The fact that Debian comes with an open firewall is just one example.
I think between Slackware and Debian , but voted for Slackware maybe because I've started using GNU/Linux from Slack.
But it would be nice for Slackware to have some more packages in the official repository.
Debian is better/simpler when you have lots of servers, to my mind. Or when you need some more specific software which is available from the official repository.
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CentOS since it is free and also have same features which RHEL has. It can address Enterprise level requirement, like High Availability Cluster, Storage filesystem, Virtualization etc.. After RHEL I prefer CentOS.