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- Join Date
- Aug 2007
difference between debian and slack?
So basically, i'm thinking about switching from ubuntu to another distro and AFAIK most of them are Slackware or Debian based. So i was wondering what's the difference between them? I heard that slack is very fast and rock solid in terms of stability but doesn't support apt (which i'm quite used to).
So i was thinking if someone could explain me things a little and tell me the major differenced between the two.
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Both distributions are very solid when it comes to stability.
Slackware feels faster than Debian, to me.
Debian offers a netinstall (very nice), whereas Slackware doesn't.
Slackware does not support apt-get and has no dependency checking for installing applications, by default. You can use 3rd party apps like Swaret or Slapt-get to install applications, and they do provide some dependency help.
If you really like apt-get, you'd probably be best off to stick with Debian.
On the other hand, it's really best to try both, and then make up your own mind.oz