Where to start. Maybe it should be with how I found my way here. I've been a Linux user since about '97 (I think, maybe earlier) and have tried very distro under the sun with the exceptional of having a really good go at Gentoo (not sure why). In recent years I became a full time Linux user with Ubuntu using Hoary and became involved with the Ubuntu project as a staff member of their forums and dabbled a bit with some doc team work. I then progressed onto Arch at about or during the Dapper stage and left Ubuntu behind. I became a happy slack based distro user and spent time with Zenwalk for a while to. Eventually though my work situation changed to a total Mac environment and I lost touch with Linux for quite a while.
This year I found myself back in a PC environment so picked up an old trusty Ubuntu disc (8.0.4) again. I was impressed with how far it had come since I last used it but maybe because I'd grown used to not having to play to much with stuff any more with OS X, I found my way to Mint quite quickly and have been enjoying using it immensely. Then with the release of Intrepid I began to get restless with Mint and created my own version of Ubuntu with Mint tools added from a minimal base install. This got me thinking how nice it is to build a system up just the way you like, like I used to do in my Arch days, so I began looking around at what others were doing.
So here I am looking at Crunchbang. I plan to install the beta on a old machine tonight and all going well I'm thinking of doing a minimal install and testing the installer script as well. I may even play with the installer script a bit to see what will happen
Anyway it looks like I've found a nice project to get my teeth into and I look forward to getting to know some of you
Howdy omns Welcome to the forums and thank you for sharing your background. It is good to have you on-board, your experience could prove to be very useful! I look forward to reading any feedback you may have once you have performed your installations.
Thanks for the welcome, I'm looking forward to getting to know Chrunchbang better. So far I've installed the 8.10 beta on and old ThinkPad and after a bit of tweaking all is running well. The only thing I'll probably change straight away is to use wicd instead of the default network manager, but that's just a personal preference. Nice distro