My name is Thredith, and I've been a Windows user for almost 14 years . I'm not sure why, but when I first saw a screenshot of Crunchbang (almost 2 months ago), I decided that it was time for me to leave Windows behind, and start using Linux.
I first tried the LiveCD of this distro in my office. I must admit I struggled a little bit while trying to get familiarized with its menus, but in the end, I enjoyed the experience. I did some research, before deciding to install it on my laptop (an HP ProBook 4525s), and got a little bit discouraged after reading several commentaries (not from this site, of course) that suggested that Crunchbang Linux was definitely not for beginners. However, after reading a nice article by Larry the Crunchbang Guy, I gathered up enough courage, backed up my HDD, and installed #! right away!
The first thing I noticed was that the drivers for my WiFi were not installed by default, so I had to search for them, and then, I had to learn how to install them. I felt so proud of myself once I managed to successfully fix my WiFi, that my interest in this new OS only grew stronger! It's been two weeks, I think, since I started my crunchbanging experience, but I must say I'm really enjoying it!
I know I'll have a good time with this distro!
Welcome to the Crunchbang party! I'm glad you had such a good first experience, those are always the most important! The community here is always helpful and pleasant, so feel free to ask any questions you may have! On a side note, every single new member must answer one question before they are accepted into the community: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
I've not failed, I've just found a thousand ways that don't work.
Welcome! Looks like you're already having lots of fun with #! Enjoy!
"Hey, we're CrunchBang users! What could happen?"
--modified quote from The Incredibles
welcome to #! fellow windows refugee! i agree it's not the "most n00b friendly" distro, but if you want to get away from windows and move to linux, why would you want a *nix to emulate windows? that's my take at least.
well you picked a great distro, with an awesome community. there's lots of questions already answered in the forums and (most) people will not bite you head off for asking dumb questions, so dont be afraid to ask (once you searched)!
Welcome thredith! I hope you will be glad you are using this distro. Welcome to our community!
Your avatar is a mighty warrior.
Live long and prosper