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Most stable: Debian Stable or Current Slackware

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Old 08-28-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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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 ?
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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I,m not playing this one because its like saying whats the most valuable...

A dollar note or a dollar coin !
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:56 PM   #4
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Wink

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

Matter of choice, taste, etc. etc.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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Slackware unless you don't use unofficial repositories in Debian.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
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It's like asking whose children are more beautiful/intelligent.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 07:41 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 08:26 PM   #8
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I've used 'em both, and my opinion is Slackware.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #9
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I mainly use fedora on all my boxes, except for my "mess around" machine, which I'm running slackware. So IMO, slackware.
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:00 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #11
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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.
 
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:49 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 04:33 AM   #13
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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
 
Old 08-29-2010, 04:33 AM   #14
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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
 
Old 08-29-2010, 05:46 AM   #15
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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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