We upset someone, obviously. How? You'd have to ask this person himself or herself. I would agree that it's unfortunate, but things and people change.
Opinions, too, are not objective and I would completely disagree with this quoted observation. Some may not.
In the grand scheme of things, it's not too difficult. Like any growing and thriving distro (and the community that surrounds it), CrunchBang is moving forward, and everyone who wants to participate can come aboard. Also, when you feel the distro is not for you, you have the freedom to disembark at your convenience.
Why don't you see for yourself? Picking a distro is a personal matter. We can tell you all the facts and details, but in the end it really comes down to what you prefer.
Exactly. Try them both and see which one you like. That plain, that simple (though pvsage makes a pretty good point about a certain Debian-based distro using the Openbox window manager).
Thanks for posting this awesome article, Super-Nathan. By the way, we have an entire thread dedicated to reviews in the CrunchBang Talk section -- it's always at the top of the CrunchBang Talk section, thanks to a "sticky" -- which is here:
Someone (I think it was KrunchTime) already posted this great review there. <voice="Bill_Lumbergh">So if you could go ahead and post any reviews there, that would be great.</voice>
Nice to know you're so interested in power management. Reading your response pointing to my post again, I think it's a sarcastic response to my observation. I'll let others be the judge of that. Meanwhile, I hope the original poster can provide more information about his system so we can find a solution for him.
You know, dura, I'm just offering a suggestion and part of an experience I had with other systems. There's not a lot to go on here. If you don't like my suggestion, fine, but bear in mind it's not your problem so why don't you let the original poster sort it out? Commenting on my suggestion is poor form and shows a fairly high degree of shallowness.
It's hard to say. How old is your laptop and battery? Do you try using the computer unplugged with the battery with it at "20 percent" to see if it's a false reading? (And I mention this because my daughter's laptop sometimes will charge all night and then she'll unplug it to take it to school and the reading will be around 20 percent -- she is on Linux Mint though.)
Meanwhile, you might want to take a look at your power management settings by right-clicking on the screen and going to Settings > Power Management to see if there's anything that doesn't look right. Someone who knows more than I do (which is, like, everyone) will be along soon.
EDIT: See? While I was typing this, two people answered already.
It looks like saneks beat me to it. I think there are hardware settings for that (for example, on the ThinkPad T60, it's pressing Function > Home for brighter, Function > End for darker, and they're usually marked on the F-keys or other keys). It brings up an interesting point about having a software solution for this, though. Thanks, nebulaehair.