Debian Verses Slackware?

Steve Holmes steve at
Thu Nov 25 02:10:44 EST 2010

I personally use Arch and I'm sure it supports the DEC Talk in serial
mode like other speakup implementations.  Arch also supports lilo for
those who want to use it instead of grub.  I don't know anything about
LVM as I never used it so can't venture any answers about that.

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 08:40:09AM -0700, Littlefield, Tyler wrote:
> 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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> -- 
> Thanks,
> Ty
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