Debian or slackware?

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sun Nov 16 09:30:29 EST 2003

I would go with slackware. it was my first distro and I still use it.
I found it's install easier since the latest version comes with 
speakup stock and this is not the case with debian.
one more advantage is slackware comes on only 2 cd's (actually 4 but 
that last two are source code). so all you need is on those first 2 
disks. if you don't want gnome or kde you only need the first cd but 
the second one is also a really cool rescue disk so it's worth 
you can get the iso images from
Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 12:53:30AM -0500, Jes and guide dog Harley wrote:
> Folks, I have a few questions about my first installation of Linux. I'm wondering since I am a total newby, if I should go with
> debian woodie/potato first, or try slackware 9.1 for a trial run? I don't need a lot of packages right now, I want a lot but don't
> need a lot for an introduction to Linux, and I figure that if I'm going to get really introduced to it the less packages, the
> better. This way, I can be more focused on the structure of the operating system itself, rather than on what packages do what and
> which ones I have installed, etc. My final question is, I know that to install Debian's packages you must have an iso image of the
> cd unless you want to do a network install (which I'm not planning on.) but what about slackware? If I have to have an iso image,
> where do I get the cd images?
> Thanks a lot for any help.
> Jes
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