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Xeratul 08-28-2010 05:19 PM

What is more stable: Slackware or Debian Stable ?
 
Matter of tastes and appreciation, there is no ultimate response, maybe statistics could be interesting:

What is more stable: Slackware or Debian Stable ?

hughetorrance 08-28-2010 05:38 PM

I,m not playing this one because its like saying whats the most valuable...

A dollar note or a dollar coin !

linus72 08-28-2010 05:48 PM

I say Slackware easy
cant remember how many times I've broken Lenny installs
and have never broken a Slackware install yet, not even -current

vss2094 08-28-2010 05:56 PM

Debian stable is stable when its out of stable, ;)
Slackware has always been, weather current or else....

Matter of choice, taste, etc. etc.

dugan 08-28-2010 06:16 PM

Slackware unless you don't use unofficial repositories in Debian.

sycamorex 08-28-2010 06:27 PM

It's like asking whose children are more beautiful/intelligent.

Richard Cranium 08-28-2010 07:41 PM

Since I'm a Slackware user, I have no idea how stable/unstable any Debian distribution is.

Silly question, like almost all the polls here.

slackass 08-28-2010 08:26 PM

I've used 'em both, and my opinion is Slackware.

corp769 08-28-2010 08:31 PM

I mainly use fedora on all my boxes, except for my "mess around" machine, which I'm running slackware. So IMO, slackware.

PhoenixAndThor 08-28-2010 09:00 PM

For this one, I'm voting Debian, because most of the stuff in the stable branch has been quite literally 'tested to death'. However, for those of us who don't like our software old and crusty, Slackware would be a better choice. Slack has been around for quite a while (18 years!?) and the dev team still manages to keep up with all the other modern distros. Of course, this is all beside the point. Under the hood, both distros are still powered by our favorite penguin and gnu.

hitest 08-28-2010 10:55 PM

I've used both distros and I can say that they are both excellent. I'm quite biased towards Slackware as things rarely if ever break on my Slackware boxes (including my -current boxes). In the final analysis a lot depends on end users and how effective they are with maintaining their boxes. Equally valid arguments can be put forth claiming superiority for each of these distros.
I vote Slackware.

corbis_demon 08-29-2010 12:49 AM

Have been using Slack since 7.0, and found it to be the best distro for me. Over the years, only the KDE branch has crashed on my machine, although seldom. So I don't install KDE anymore, and haven't had any system crashes. :) Can't comment on Debian, as I've only rarely found use for it. Slackware suffices for all purposes.

samac 08-29-2010 04:33 AM

For the sake of comparison put the same poll on the Debian Forum and then notice that the results will be almost diametrically opposed.

samac

samac 08-29-2010 04:33 AM

For the sake of comparison put the same poll on the Debian Forum and then notice that the results will be almost diametrically opposed.

samac

hughetorrance 08-29-2010 05:46 AM

All right so I have slept on it...I never make any big decisions any other way... and Slackware wins it ... LOL

Thanks samac that helped tip the balance...


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