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#1 2012-04-17 06:48:35

New Member
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1


Finally ditched ubuntu after 6 years of getting me comfortable with linux. Installed #! last week although one of the first things I did was change the ui font to ubuntu light. It really does look nice on an lcd. Installed it on my trusty dell xps m140 from early 2006 after trying lubuntu for a bit. lubuntu just didn't quite feel snappy enough, though I liked the values behind openbox and that similarity was what got me to try #!.

Let me say, it's beautiful in it's clear purpose. Also it looks great. I loved what the post install script set up for me. I've been doing web development for a while but I'm looking to dig in and contribute to some projects. I've got a ui design / IA education but programming(javascript, python, ruby, obj-c) work experience. Any suggestions of projects near to the hearts of the #! community I could look into?


Be excellent to each other!

#2 2012-04-17 06:59:16

#! Die Hard
From: South Africa
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 878

Re: Hi

Welcome. Many here came from Ubuntu like myself. Since you're a dev you will love the power #! offers cool As a power user the cb-welcome script does feel more in control as you see what is being done.

Have a cookie, browse the forums and drop by #crunchbang in freenode sometime!


#3 2012-04-17 08:34:52

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

Re: Hi

hi nathanjd, welcome to the community! good to read about your enthusiasm. i have no direct suggestions for projects related to the #! community. all the work i've done myself has been spur-of-the-moment stuff, where i just figured something'd be nice to have, made it and posted it on the forums. so i'll suggest you just have a look around, get comfortable, settle in and the ideas will come.


#4 2012-04-17 08:40:38

#! Die Hard
From: Sector 7G
Registered: 2011-12-23
Posts: 514

Re: Hi

Welcome Nathan.

on the outside looking in


#5 2012-04-17 10:33:55

#! by Default
From: /grill
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,324

Re: Hi

Welcome to #! nathanjd, just feel the #!inezz! and let that breeze of magic momentum sweep you away.

Time to move on!#

Casual - A nano opera


#6 2012-04-17 15:06:21

#! Ranger
From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165

Re: Hi

Welcome to CrunchBang nathanjd, enjoy the show and the Shrimp Fondue

VSIDO | Words That Build Or Destroy

We do not run from challenges, they become new innovations within VSIDO!


#7 2012-04-17 15:11:28

From: elsewhere
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 1,346

Re: Hi

Welcome to #! We have coffee and beer (and many other ubuntu refugees).

Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-04-17 15:12:13)

Be eggsalad to each other.


#8 2012-04-18 07:41:39

#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-01-23
Posts: 107

Re: Hi

Welcome to #! linux and community nathanjd!

#! is beautiful.


#9 2012-04-18 13:23:06

From: Blue Zone 3
Registered: 2011-08-28
Posts: 930

Re: Hi

Welcome to #!


#10 2012-04-18 14:07:45

#! CrunchBanger
From: End-World
Registered: 2012-02-26
Posts: 138

Re: Hi

welcome nathanjd,
long days and pleasant nights!

2ManyDogs already suggested threads for coffee and beer. Let me suggest one for coming home drunk and feeling the need to post something creative.

Nothing 'real' is solid.


#11 2012-04-19 08:50:54

#! unstable
From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,825

Re: Hi

Welcome Nathan to CrunchBang, enjoy the spice!

Sweaty lads picking up the soap | I love the new "Ignore user" button


#12 2012-09-09 13:02:27

Registered: 2009-08-27
Posts: 26

Re: Hi

kbmonkey wrote:

Welcome. Many here came from Ubuntu like myself. Since you're a dev you will love the power #! offers cool As a power user the cb-welcome script does feel more in control as you see what is being done.

Could not have said it better myself. I love the tools that #! provides.
Other great tools/ideas that I got from the CB Forums are:
gphoto2 - mount a camera that has problems being "recognized" by file managers. … in-thunar/
rcconf - control what apps/services launch at bootime, even before comes into play (I think). … otup-time/

Ok, now back to an On-topic (Hopefully) question.

I too own a Dell XPS M140 (obtained it recently) and am wondering which version of #! is best suited for it.

I've been urged by a few IT Pros that a laptop "that old" should not be running new/modern software, even if it is
a "minimalist" OS such as crunchbang.

So, I decided to (at the very least) go with a long-term support release from the Ubuntu 10.04 era (Mint 9 was
what I chose to put on there - and I installed the LXDE Edition, hopefully the "most lightweight" of the
Ubuntu-style distros). Again, this choice was driven by the long-term support aspect of it.

I am not sure if it's the limits of the machine itself, but Mint 9 LXDE just doesn't respond as fast
nor does it boot up as fast, as I would like.  So here's my question.

I'd like to replace Mint 9 with Crunchbang.  It's an old laptop with a Pentium M 1.75ghz,
a brand new 7200 rpm hard drive, and 2 Gig of RAM.

I've used Statler on both desktops and laptops, is that the way to go? I am not sure I should
consider #! 9.04 - as I have been unable to find any "end of support life" info.
I've tried the recent testing images of Waldorf, but I'm not sure if Waldorf (even when released)
will give me the performance I seek for this old clunker of a laptop.

My computer usage is/will be that of a Web Developer, and I think (at this moment) the highest demand
or workload I'm going to throw at the machine is the Eclipse IDE. I know that Eclipse is a "large footprint" type of program
but I'm not ready to commit to a new machine just so I can learn how to use Eclipse.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance,

Linux user # 480776


#13 2012-09-10 12:51:15

#! Die Hard
From: Fort Worth, Texas
Registered: 2010-04-07
Posts: 2,303

Re: Hi

Welcome to #! smile

"When I enter a command... I expect ass to be hauled and the coffeelike aroma of hustle delicately hovering in the air." -thalassophile

My attempt at a blog;


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