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#1 2014-05-04 01:50:52

bplabombarda
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From: Austin, TX
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Mint to CrunchBang

It's new distro day. Anybody who has made the switch from Mint have any tips to make it easier on myself. Nice to meet y'all - thanks in advance to everybody!


Brett La Bombarda
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#2 2014-05-04 02:19:26

CSCoder4ever
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

Welcome bplabombarda! Enjoy the incredible #! distro!

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#3 2014-05-04 02:51:28

Alad
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

From Mint to Crunchbang.. hmm. It's a bit of a paradigm shift - in Mint you have "more" but also more to deal with when things turns ugly.

I've made a few guides for beginners (see signature). Good luck and welcome to this small part of Tuxland.

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#4 2014-05-04 05:15:16

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

Welcome, bplabombarda!

I'm afraid I've never used Mint, myself. But Crunchbang is Linux. And it does do a fine job of keeping it simple.

Employ and enjoy! smile

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#5 2014-05-04 13:25:21

Nili
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

Hi!

#! is a Ferrari - Mint is an Peugeot.
#! based on Debian (mean fastest system) - Mint based on Ubuntu (mean slow, stuck, crash system).
#! use Thunar/Openbox (mean faster roadrunner) - Mint use Cinnamon/Nemo (only for new computers).
#! boot 10sec - Mint boot 25sec
#! consumes less CPU & RAM - Mint consumes a lot, enough a little aperitif 50% CPU in use and 800MB RAM.
#! startup with 75MB - Mint start with 250/300MB
#! Simplified - Mint bloated.
#! has a stylish creative menu thanks to OBmenu - Mint have just a big Window$ start menu.
#! have not much pre-installed unnecessary applications - Mint, there are plenty that is not necessary to mention.

May i order other stuff #! superior over Mint but better find yourself.

Welcome to #! Crunchbang... Enjoy this awesome Linux Distro and have fun tweaking it.

P.S. I come from Mint too, used Linux Mint for almost a year and half. I did not turn my mind back in any Ubuntu system since i found Crunchbang or Debian.
Lastly, Ubuntu is based on Debian therefore it is best to use the real system.

Regards,
Nili

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#6 2014-05-04 16:18:29

bplabombarda
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From: Austin, TX
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

Thanks everybody for the kind words!

@Alad: Those guides are exactly what I need!

@Nili: It sounds like we switched over for the same reasons. I was really itching to be using a Debian based distro and cut some of the fat.


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#7 2014-05-05 10:40:57

Nili
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

bplabombarda wrote:

@Nili: It sounds like we switched over for the same reasons. I was really itching to be using a Debian based distro and cut some of the fat.

You meant well from Mint to Crunchbang, suitable crossing smile

Good luck and have fun!


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#8 2014-05-05 12:29:03

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Registered: 2013-07-27
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

I'm former user of Mint too. My reason for using #! is the simplicity and of course because of the "tweak it yourself" method. If for example in Mint you are trying to uninstall some built-in program - the whole DE will scream! big_smile But in #! you have a big freedom in doing what you are doing.

Have a nice stay and welcome! smile

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#9 2014-05-06 11:57:08

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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

I too used to use Mint and Ubuntu.

There are 2 issues I have with Debian (Stable) based distros in general.

1.Ubuntu and it's derivatives usually look much nicer than Debian distros.

- Corenominal has solved this one in Crunchbang. It's beautiful IMO.

2.Ubuntu takes it's packages from Debian Unstable. So the software packages in Debian/Crunchbang will in some cases be far behind those you'll find in Ubuntu based distros.

- In most cases I'm not bothered about having bleeding edge software and Debian's stability is preferable. But having said that I do run the latest version of iceweasel (http://mozilla.debian.net/) and not the default version from Debian stable. I also build and run the latest stable version of the Linux Kernel rather than the the wheezy default which is a couple of years old now I think.

All in all the flexibility, stability and lightness of Crunchbang is what stops me switching to something else.

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#10 2014-05-06 15:43:37

hinto
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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

^Since #! is Debian, you can change to testing or unstable, too.
As for Mint vs #!, the main difference is say Cinnamon, KDE, XFCE (in Mint) vs OpenBox in #!.

You can install KDE and XFCE in #! if you want.  Cinnamon is in Debian testing (I think) but older than Mint's.
-Hinto

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#11 2014-05-07 06:30:22

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Re: Mint to CrunchBang

The only application I have installed which is from testing (IIRC) is calibre e-book and that's because the stable version is so old, the fanfiction downloader plugin does not work with it.

You could start testing #! Janice if you're interested in newer packages.


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