Debian Verses Slackware?

Littlefield, Tyler tyler at
Wed Nov 24 10:40:09 EST 2010

I won't get caught up in a distro war, but I can save you some money at 
least. Look for the same items on both newegg and tigerdirect--they'll 
be cheaper.
On 11/23/2010 11:27 PM, Hart Larry wrote:
> First of all, I want to thank all of you for sharing your ideas in 
> your favorite distros. My friend will be building me a machine--and at 
> home he is demoing these 3 distros we were reviewing, Arch, Debian, 
> and Slackware. He like myself loves LILO, but when he installed Debian 
> with an LVM, just kept saying lilo 10. So he wants me to consider 
> Slackware.
> Well, in looking at some hand-picked favorite packages, Debian testing 
> and unstable has much newer versions than Slackware. An example was 
> tcsh which slackware is only on 6.15 while Debian testing is on 6.17. 
> Likewise for mp3gain
> While Slackware well supports speakup, in looking in the package list, 
> I could not find either word speakup or blind.
> Does Arch Linux support a DecTalk USB?
> So around December 03 we buys supplies from Fries--and-away we go. I 
> look forward to reading all your comments on my outstanding concerns, 
> including getting lilo working in LVM--and-thanks so much in advance
> Hart
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