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Old 04-10-2013, 12:13 PM   #31
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Look at the size of Debian. And remember that the package maintainers can only test programs on their computers in their environment. It's inevitable that there will be things that don't work perfectly on your computer in your environment: i.e. bugs.

Slackware, with a much smaller repository, is bound to be much easier to maintain. And if you get something from Slackbuilds or wherever, you're not going to blame Pat if it gives you trouble. As a basic install, Slackware should be better, and when I tested them both it was.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #32
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I am a ubuntu user at work for quite some time. Tried Debian Wheezy, quite a few times and really wanted to ike it. I got erred time very quickly. I still have 100GB for Debian.
Now I settled on Slackware 14. Installing packages is difficult, But I am pretty happy with Slackware's performance and stability on my Thinkpad T61.
 
  


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