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#1 2012-09-25 12:27:37

thalassophile
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From: Iowa City, Iowa
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Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

I've been a Debian user since woody and I have to say -- I've been using your distro for over a year now, and I must say it's been the one for me.  I have a rather odd constellation of needs, when it comes to my desktop setup in my office, and also at home on my Gateway laptop that shipped steaming with corporate dungware... suffice it to say she runs like a gazelle under waldorf, where she lumbered under win7 and win8 (one shudders at this moment) under tests.

So these are my weird needs:

I work in academia, and I like a stable system that supports a keyboard-centered environment -- but I don't like tiling WMs.  Pure Debian ships with a doofy theme ("I dream of spaceships?" wtfseriously) and I don't like to spend more than, say, an hour initially setting up my system's ergonomics, apps and anatomy.  There existed no distro before Crunchbang that conformed to these needs and to my (admittedly utilitarian and minimalist) aesthetic tastes.

That's actually another one.  I like a simple, even stark, grey box with conky, and a functional, resource-ultralight setup awaiting the next function call.  Crunchbang does this beautifully, right out of the box.

I prefer, but don't demand, a high degree of customization.  Editing dotfiles by hand just seems so much more intuitive to me.

I like a responsive, smart, dramatically snappy system.  When I enter a command in terminator, I expect ass to be hauled and the coffeelike aroma of hustle delicately hovering in the air.  I'm just like that, I guess.

Crunchbang is all these things.  Best distro ever.  I had to finally just get on here and say it -- it's fantastic.  It's well-organized, it's stylish, and it's fast fast fast.  Thanks!

Last edited by thalassophile (2012-09-25 12:29:22)


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#2 2012-09-25 13:08:32

mariannemarlow
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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

Welcome smile


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#3 2012-09-25 13:21:34

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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

Welcome to #! and forums thalassophile, and I agree with you #! is all that.


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#4 2012-09-25 15:51:56

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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

Welcome to CrunchBang and the Community thalassophile, we are glad to have you!


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#5 2012-09-25 16:39:51

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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

What VastOne said -- Welcome,  thalassophile, and enjoy your stay in the forums.


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#6 2012-09-25 18:28:56

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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

Welcome to the 'dark-side' of Debian/Linux ... welcome to #!Crunchbang   cool


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#7 2012-09-25 20:19:30

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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

thalassophile wrote:

I like a responsive, smart, dramatically snappy system.  When I enter a command in terminator, I expect ass to be hauled and the coffeelike aroma of hustle delicately hovering in the air.

Excellent! big_smile

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#8 2012-09-25 21:15:51

lcafiero
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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

thalassophile wrote:

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

OK, so that quote is an excellent candidate for a slide in the CrunchBang presentation big_smile


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#9 2012-09-26 03:13:52

thalassophile
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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

wow, thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!


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#10 2012-09-29 01:18:00

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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

I bless the world around me - And not least the darkness that makes the light shine so bright!
*Ha ha ha*

With love and gratitude -
No-Thing But Divine


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#11 2012-10-03 01:26:18

merelyjim
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Re: Praise for the distro from an old Debian guy

thalassophile wrote:

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

This goes on a tee-shirt, bumper-stick, freakin' something! Look for it on a SVG-graphic in the next few days!

Welcome to #! smile

You'll fit in nicely around here...

Last edited by merelyjim (2012-10-03 01:26:44)


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