Hey there I have been using Ubuntu for a few years now on my server and on my Getac M230 laptop. I am considering switching to crunchbang to get rid of some of the bloat that comes with Ubuntu. Are there any major differences or caveats I should be aware of? I have already been playing around with the distro on a live CD but have yet to install it.
maybe you could try a virtual install, welcome to #!, have fun and good luck!
#!, all else is but a shadow
Well it's different but not so different. sudo apt-get install mc installs midnight commander exactly as it does on Ubuntu.
$ cat */*
Welcome to #! silverdragon.
Ubuntu is still based on Debian although it seems to do a lot of things differently from a pure Debian installation.
If your aim is to get rid of cruft, use a real Debian distro, such as #!. Main difference between #! & Debian is the little niceties that have been added to make life easier when installing.
Welcome to #!... it is wonderful as is the community.
Welcome to the forums!
The major differences between #! and Ubuntu with Openbox windows manager are:
1. #! has older, more stable software; Ubuntu has newer, buggy software (unless you stick to LTS).
2. #! is a one-man show with "when it's ready" updates; Ubuntu is developed by a corporation with strict deadlines and many developers.
Here is a good guide to "Ubuntu without the bloat" (ps, be careful with that word around here ):
note: replace icewm with openbox and tint2 for a #!-like experience.
Last edited by snowpine (2013-01-28 17:26:53)