This brings back memories.
A few years ago I would still remember the password for MS Win 98SE )
I have used MS Win 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, 7even and 8 (albeit the last on my phone so I guess it does not count).
For me 7even is the best for casual use and in terms of stability and dependability (but as I have read and agree to it is a matter of personal experience) I would rate it a solid 7 (such a coincidence) which is very high.
Anyway as I have stated, I am a dualbooter myself and use #! with Win 7 (for certain reasons both business and pleasure) so to each his own.
//I dunno if I had posted here and to lazy to check
I use #! because it just works. Began installing it on my wifes laptop and then it „just” migrated on mine. It suits all our needs and after 2 years now it never brokedown. (still use windows for seldom gaming needs though). And my wife is 0 when it comes to computers and OSs so that tells a lot about #!
Anyway, I don't have much more to post about, main idea in creating this account was just to be able to lurk and learn for a few months. Hope I don't get deleted for lack of posting, as warned about in the registration page!
Et tu, Brute?
I see you like to live dangerously
Srsly, I am also a lurker extraordinare (or mediocre, but a lurker nonetheless) )
Welcome, feel good, code or lurk, there is something here for everyone.
Seriously? Bot test: Care to elaborate? What brings you to CrunchBang?
I second that.
p.s. if the above test is passed, coding isn't my thing also but I am willing to learn (just a bit though, enough to get me going in the *nix world) so... don't worry, be happy
Sooo dd is a very 'impress your coworkers type' commandWikipedia wrote:
The name dd may be an allusion to the DD statement found in IBM's Job Control Language (JCL), where the initialism stands for "Data Description." The command's syntax resembles the JCL statement more than it does other Unix commands, so the syntax may have been a joke. Another explanation for the command's name is that "cc" (for "convert and copy", as in the command's description) was already taken by the C compiler.
mind you, many *nix users (including myself) also know it data destroyer...always triple-check the input file if and the output file of...
IMHO, it is safer to amuse your coworker with something like cowsay...
I honest to God did not know that...
In regards to the dd definition many *nix users give, it surely make sense: d(ata) d(estroyer) ... (making note on that).
Cowsay? *begins surfing the net* Breaks out in laughter.
Very good suggestion, will surely try it next time I am at IT.
p.s. I most definitely agree with you, this command should not be taken lightly (as I myself had learnt the hard way).
Lenovo 3000 N200
1Gb ram ...
Intel Core 2 Duo - 2Ghz
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-3000 … 62796.html
It's not such a great laptop... but it works. #! is super fast on it. However the cpu is 100% while playing videos which is really annoying... any ideas on how to give it a tiny boost?
I am sure JSellers meant that as an innocent subject line - welcome!
Ups, I made it sound like I am taking sides with Gates (not that I don't like xp... their last good os imho)
I didn't mean it in a bad kind of way... I am still using Win at work, that's all...
Returning to the subject at hand, again welcome JSellers and if you need any help/advice, this forum is filled with nice and highly knowledgeable people
I wish I saw this thread before trying to make bootable usb,, Veeeeeery good tutorial and intuitive.
On a personal note, when the IT guys where Iwork saw me plug a bootable USB with #! and open terminal to use the dd command they were like .... woaaaah, far out... And then they were like: are you some kind of hacker? Sooo dd is a very 'impress your coworkers type' command
Hi superdead22, welcome to the wonderful Crunchbang world. The Synaptic Package Manager is the best GUI applications manager it is Debian's default manager. It's a no fuss, dead easy and yet really powerful tool. I know what a shock CB can be coming from a Windows like environment. I found this, “things to do after installing” website really useful in getting my head around Crunchbang. http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2012/10 … wheezy-os/. The section on the gufw firewall is a bit vicious. So, I would suggest the default values are fine to start with. There again you are familiar with Ubuntu so, you probably know this. Remember to backup the scripts to somewhere safe before you start editing. It saves a lot of weeping when it all goes wrong . I hope this helps. Enjoy and have fun !!
+10 from me (I also used those pointers and for a noob like me, that blog is pure gold:)... had the page saved :> )
Returning to the topic at hand,
Welcome to #! and this forum.
As a dual booter myself (and lover of games ... mostly oldschool being that my main laptop is a 2008 edition ) ) I salute you:)
Finally having installed #! on one computer.
First impression: mind blown.
Awesomeness level over 9000!
Me being a noob and such (and not having any experience with linux command whatsoever)... at first I was scared but then I followed some tutorials and read the forum. Guess what ? It just works and after trial and error I gave it my touch Couldn't be more satisfied.
That being said, it is going to remain my main operating system. On my wife's computer it will remain. And on my computer just as soon as I can find time.(still running mint cinnamon on that one... yeah, I know, but I still have trouble understanding about partitions and file systems and such; I use win on that one also - work reasons bleah).