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#1 2012-01-05 19:28:55

SabreWolfy
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 1,285

#! is the best Debian-based Distro

I have two quad-core desktops (one with dual monitors), an Acer laptop and an Acer netbook. I've been running #! on the netbook for several months, with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on the two desktops and various other distros (mainly also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) on the laptop.

After months of trying any and all variants of Debian, Mint and the Ubuntus, over and over again, and around in circles again and again, I've finally taken the plunge and installed #! r20111125 on the netbook, the laptop and one of the desktops (I'll install it on the other desktop next week when I'm back in the office).

In my experience and opinion at least, #! is the best Debian-based distro smile Some of the key features for me are the backports (which means wireless on my laptop works natively), OpenBox (of course; I don't want to use anything else now), the stream-lined, sleek and snappy look and feel, the great set of default applications, the inclusion of Flash and the sensibly setup tint2 panel and OB menu.

A huge thank-you to corenominal smile



@ivanovnegro: Done! smile [http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/162343/#p162343]

Last edited by SabreWolfy (2012-01-05 19:33:12)


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#2 2012-01-05 19:36:21

lcafiero
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Registered: 2011-07-21
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

I would second that "huge thank you" to corenominal as well.

As a Red Hat refugee back in his Debian roots, I would have to agree that #! is the best Debian-based distro.


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#3 2012-01-05 20:11:43

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

Agreed...

Well said SabreWolfy! smile


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#4 2012-01-07 14:01:10

cmo
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Registered: 2012-01-07
Posts: 2

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

I am so very happy I discovered #! when coming back to linux this week.  In the past I've used Mint (very briefly/recently on HTPC laptop), Arch (mostly), Ubuntu and tried Gentoo and Slackware but I couldn't be any happier with #!.  It looks fantastic, is lightweight, requires minimal setup post-install and just feels right smile  I love it so I had to donate.  Thanks.

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#5 2012-01-07 14:17:32

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 1,346

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

Welcome to #!, cmo. You'll never go back.


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#6 2012-01-07 14:38:17

rhowaldt
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Registered: 2011-03-09
Posts: 4,396

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

hi cmo, welcome to the community and i'm sure corenominal will be delighted when he's sipping the beer(s) he bought from your donation wink

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#7 2012-01-08 13:28:06

vexis
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Registered: 2011-01-22
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

#! <3
i my fav distro

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#8 2012-08-03 22:55:13

pbradaric
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Registered: 2012-08-02
Posts: 5

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

I used Ubuntu for almost 2 years now (started with 10.04 actually) and with each new version it got slower and slower. Version 11 (especially 11.04, but also 11.10) was slow as hell (GUI extremely unresponsive from start, more than few opened tabs in browser + Sublime Text 2 + few opened terminals {LAMP installed} and the whole system was very slow). With 12.04 GUI part was better (more responsive) but overall, the situation was the same. Memory usage (in the above described scenario) would quickly reach ~1.8GB (with swappiness set to 0) and after that it would start to use the swap space - at which point I would go to lunch neutral
[HP ProBook4515s, 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM]
Anyway, I was searching for a lightweight Ubuntu-like distro and found Crunchbang. Gave it a go, tested it with above mentioned scenario and was really satisfied - up to 1GB of memory used (no more swapping smile ). I really like the minimalistic Openbox approach and the fact that I can access config files from within the right-click menu. Also, Crunchbang forum is a place where you can get any info whatsoever.
I must say, for now, best "right-to-the-point" distro I've used smile

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#9 2012-08-04 07:28:05

steward147
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

I have two quad-core desktops (one with dual monitors);):/, an Acer laptop and an Acer netbook. I've been running #! on the netbook for several months:D, with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on the two desktops and various other distros:rolleyes: (mainly also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) on the laptop.

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#10 2012-08-04 08:53:55

SabreWolfy
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Registered: 2009-03-09
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

@pbradaric, @steward147: Welcome to the forums smile


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#11 2012-08-04 10:04:37

GamBit
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From: Vienna/Austria
Registered: 2012-07-22
Posts: 104

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

lcafiero wrote:

agree that #! is the best Debian-based distro.

Me too. smile

i chose #! just because it is debian based!

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#12 2012-08-04 15:51:16

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,014

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

and because black and white are colors too!

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#13 2012-08-04 17:55:51

pvsage
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Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

Gee, thanks, brontosaurusrex - now that Arkin/Robinson song is stuck in my head. mad lol


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#14 2012-09-13 11:37:19

hochrappenkopf
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-02-15
Posts: 170

Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

SabreWolfy wrote:

#! is the best Debian-based distro smile
A huge thank-you to corenominal smile

@ivanovnegro: Done! smile [http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/162343/#p162343]

Well spoken, #! is really great! smile


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#15 2012-09-14 04:17:32

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Registered: 2012-09-14
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

After plenty of putting it off, I finally joined the forums.

Yes, #! has to be the best. I'm going to try more, because, what else am I going to do with these 12 cds? But yeah, #! = Awesome

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#16 2012-09-14 05:30:56

lcafiero
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From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,102
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Re: #! is the best Debian-based Distro

profoundWHALE wrote:

. . . what else am I going to do with these 12 cds?

Coasters? Skeet targets? big_smile


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