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Old 02-10-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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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
Asus Motherboard

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.

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In terms of usability and speed, there should be not much difference between Slackware and Debian. Both of them will support your CPU and graphics-card (I would go for the proprietary drivers for your card for performance), so there should be no problems at all.
If you already are familiar with Slackware I would recommend to go for that, so that you can concentrate on the things you want to do, instead of learning a different distro.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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Well I was hoping for a few more opinions, but I think that you have said everything that needs to be said.
Thank you.


blender, debian, slackare, speed, stability

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