Debian vs Slackware for 3D, sound, and video editing.
I am building a desktop computer for 3D modeling. The applications that I will be using are Blender, LMMS, and Audacity. My hardware is as following:
AMD Phenom x6 3.0ghz
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Western Digital Black Caviar
4gb Corsair DDR3 Memory
I have been using Linux for awhile now and I am not afraid to use the command line. I am wanting a distro that is stable and fast, which lead me to Slackware and Debian. I just don't know which one to choose. I have used Slackware in the past, and I was quite impressed with the speed and stability. However, as Debian is also known for those same qualities I don't want to pass up a choice distro because of a lack of familiarity. I need a distro that will recognize all 6 cores ( I will be rendering a lot), and one that has fairly good support for the graphics card ( as in drivers). I would greatly appreciate any opinions, especially from anyone who has used both of these distros.