This article will try to provide a contrast between the Debian way and the Slackware way when it comes to distribution management.
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And here finally, is the crux (no pun intended) of the story. Out of all the options out there, I figured my best bet would be Debian; after all, if there is one distribution that could be considered a flagship of the Linux community, it would have to be Debian. Furthermore I liked the idea that like Gentoo, the base system came in a minimal configuration, and you added packages as you need them. Of course, because of various factors, I didnt get the chance to do my migration right away, and it ended up being put off for a few months.