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#1 2013-01-27 18:25:06

silverdragon
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Registered: 2013-01-27
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Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

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.

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#2 2013-01-27 20:34:04

vicshrike
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Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,126

Re: Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

maybe you could try a virtual install, welcome to #!, have fun and good luck!


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#3 2013-01-27 20:39:02

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 1,977

Re: Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

Well it's different but not so different. sudo apt-get install mc installs midnight commander exactly as it does on Ubuntu.

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#4 2013-01-28 09:55:38

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

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.


Linux since 1999
Currently:  AntiX, & Crunchbang.
A good general beginners book for Linux :- http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
A good Debian read :- http://debian-handbook.info/get/now/

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#5 2013-01-28 15:55:51

douglas
#! CrunchBanger
From: Dallas, Texas
Registered: 2011-01-09
Posts: 230

Re: Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

Welcome to #!... it is wonderful as is the community.

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#6 2013-01-28 16:40:53

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,163
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Re: Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

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


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

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#7 2013-01-28 17:19:40

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,923

Re: Long time Ubuntu user thinking of switching to #!

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 wink):

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

note: replace icewm with openbox and tint2 for a #!-like experience.

Last edited by snowpine (2013-01-28 17:26:53)


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