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#1 2013-03-24 01:46:32

New Member
Registered: 2013-03-24
Posts: 1

New to both #! and Linux

Hi all,

I'm a new Linux user, sort of.  For years I have installed Linux distros on my computers and on thumb drives.  Often I was using work laptops that had so much stuff that needed to be loaded, for a corporate network environment, that I just wanted something to use as a fast boot option to quickly get to a web browser. 

For a while I just had Puppy on a thumb drive (didn't want to risk playing with partitions and dual booting).  Eventually, I installed Mint.  It was an easy transition for a windows user.  However, that is also (now) it's weakness for me, it is so GUI that you can use it for a while and not really learn much of the Linux nuts and bolts.  I never even used a terminal. 

I also hated Gnome and looking at the other Mint builds I found a Fluxbox version of Mint and loved it.  This led to me finding #! and I fell in love.  However...I'll be honest, I was too lazy to learn CLI and after a while installed the new (at the time) XFCE edition.  Soon after I had a computer meltdown and when I received my new laptop I could not get it to recognize either a #! or Mint Live CD .ISO.  So for a while I just gave up on Linux.

So now seeing where windows 8 is going I decided enough is enough.  It is time to install and become a real Linux user.  I played with Chakra just because the idea of a rolling release was cool.  But I realized KDE was....too bloated like widows, so I went back to my long lost love #!.  (I feel like I cheated on a girlfriend).

So its been a few days.  What have I learned:
    I changed my root password.
    I changed the clock on the tint bar from 24 to 12 hr.
    Installed some programs both using Synaptic and by downloading a deb file and ....yes using a terminal to install (also learned all I had to do was double click on the .deb file LOL).
    I also made slight changes to Conky.  Not much I really like the clean look of stock #!.

I know this isn't much, but It's been enough to get me hooked.  I'm having fun and hope to be here asking questions often.

Here is my current desktop:

Last edited by chasspaz (2013-03-24 01:54:18)


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#2 2013-03-24 02:00:30

The #! Guy
From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,225

Re: New to both #! and Linux

Welcome to CrunchBang, chasspaz, and glad you're enjoying the distro.

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#3 2013-03-24 07:27:23

#! CrunchBanger
From: Florida
Registered: 2011-12-03
Posts: 100

Re: New to both #! and Linux

welcome back to #!, chasspaz  wink
I also cheated on my girlfriend  ops  for some time. only to come crawling back after seeing their aint much out there. really, Crunchbang is very much a fun experience, and a great learning tool. All starting with this most wonderful community.


#4 2013-03-24 10:42:09

#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: New to both #! and Linux

Welcome aboard chasspaz.

You might find this thread of interest :-

Last edited by fatmac (2013-03-24 10:47:34)

Linux since 1999
Currently:  AntiX, & Crunchbang.
A good general beginners book for Linux :-
A good Debian read :-


#5 2013-03-24 13:42:16

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

Re: New to both #! and Linux

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

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#6 2013-03-24 15:52:26

#! Die Hard
From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 825

Re: New to both #! and Linux

Welcome chasspaz. The command line is fun lol , don't be scared.

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