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  1. #1

    difference between debian and slack?

    I've been searching around but all i could find were old posts with outdated information.

    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.

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    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.

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