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#1 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-02-18 10:06:15

You are my hero.

#! was a good episode in Linux History and it was a good ride.  No... it was a damn good & smooth ride!

#2 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2014-10-14 10:59:52

As someone mentioned here earlier install scripts for Nvidia/AMD drivers is nice.

Also Steam installer is in demand.

I have no particular reasoning for this other than i would really appreciate it if Crunchbang would 'hedge' its bets by adding these basics. Should MS pull a fast one on Valve then Steam OS is going up like a rocket and it would be good to be on the ride along with Crunchbang. I dont want to migrate t Steam OS on my more powerfull machines - i want crunch all the way now.

#3 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2014-05-06 11:04:17

#! has now taken over my main PC. goodbye Ubuntu!

Easiest Linux install imho. even better than ubuntu with just the needed questions asked and nothing more. 

Browser/Youtube works while the system updates itself post-install. Not even Ubuntu did that in the past. 

Very fast dual-boot. And i even have the dreaded Nvidia GPU and it still works right of the box.  I am as happy as a clam.

#4 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2014-02-05 13:40:20

Started by putting #! on an old eeePC 901 with two small SSD disks. works like a charm even though the processor is a tiny Atom cpu.  2-5% idle load and mostly it is kept down under 100% even when stressed. Had Ubuntu 13.04 there earlier and it was just too much for the poor bugger.  Using it was horrible too. first one boots a bloaty OS, then dealing with the unecessary bloaty unity that you dont even want to use because whatever you type in the search it will immediately try to figure out what you are typing.  Shortcut links was a must.
And the changes. always changes coming in twice a year. or then no change when you expect one. either or it was always bad. and has been like this for some years now with Ubuntu. 2010 i think this OS peaked.

Quite satisfied with the out of the box #!. only modified conky and added some small apps + menu tweaks and then backed up the config files for backup or other system builds.

I would change nothing the way #! is now - except default wallpaper seen in the screenshots. i found #! on distrowatch and my first reaction was that this OS is a brainchild of people who like the green glow of terminal lights on their faces and nothing more. Add even a little bit of color by making a wallpaper that is mostly crunch colored but has some sections with some hint of bright color to tell passersby this is not a hardcore night dwellers distro. Say by adding some dashy purple/ice color to the crunchbang-flames wallpaper or something.  Point is: my first impression of #! was completely wrong.

#5 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2014-02-04 12:58:59

Long story short: I came here some years ago looking for a 'new blackbox -like' setup i had in the late 90s early 00s. But the advance of ubuntu made me lazy so i sticked to it.

Now it seems Ubuntu has managed to push me enough to abandon it despite the fact that i am lazy as hell and their unity debacle has died down and everything is just fine. So why not satisfied? i can't stand the changes and i am expecting many more to come. I have built up ubuntu systems from bottom to top many times and configured them the way i want but then slowly key components are being taken away and suddenly i realize it is more chore using these than actualy doing things the old ways. (I come from old 90s slackware originaly)

I want a system that
1) i use time and toil to make it look just right ONCE -> back up the config files and settings and use them when i make a new system. Hardware comes and goes. Systems die. then i rebuild using scrap parts. Rinse and repeat. That is made somewhat hard on Ubuntu these days. atleast i am not satisfied with the end result and process.

2) allows years to go by and nothing fundamental changes. Let MS windows change. i manage change in my job everyday. By all means let linux advance but i prefer to take it slow. especialy for my multiple home pc enviroments which i want really spartan.

#6 Re: Introductions » Old Blackbox fan found a home (?) » 2012-11-29 12:51:11

Thank you people for all your great replies! It's been awhile since i've been here and on any forums for that matter.

I guess i better go check the forums instead of necroposting here anymore.  tongue

a month is a long time.

#7 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » XFCE version, please! » 2012-10-29 14:18:52

How did #! XFCE version compare to xubuntu at the time?

#8 Introductions » Old Blackbox fan found a home (?) » 2012-10-29 13:49:49

Replies: 11

Hello everyone.

Just dropped by to say hi. I am currently studying the quirks of this wonderful distro. I have a background where i use mostly ubuntu/xubuntu and one lubuntu pc but the Unity debacle of latest years have made me look more around if there is something good to be found.

I also have a fascination for the old Blackbox Window Manager that i used extensively in the earlier 00's along with an old Slackware Linux OS. I have been looking for that kind of 'Zen OS experience' ever since but now it appears it is possible to get the same kind of simpleness combined with the easy stuf from Ubuntu. Dont want to go back to the hardcore days of editing menu files or Xorg.conf yourself.

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