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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.
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.
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.