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#1 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2014-01-07 04:56:42

I decided to use #!Crunchbang because I wanted to become more familiar with config files and system scripts.
I wanted something light and stable with a code base that is probably well understood by many people.
I like the real cool name #!Crunchbang hmm
I think it seems kind of different.

#3 Off Topic / General Chat » On The 1st Day Of Crunch Bang...... » 2013-12-02 01:48:38

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On the first day of #! the system said to me, your nas is in a pear tree.
Forcing me to learn how to sudo mount -t cifs.......  and read more man pages!

#4 Introductions » maxpolaris » 2013-12-02 01:33:06

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Maintainers said to post within 7 days or risk deletion.

I usually hold off longer than that because of the inevitable urge to post things like #! %X&*!!S! FU N UR@#&*! @SS b$!!
when getting used to a new environment. Posts like that rarely make a positive first impression.

1st was a Commodore 128 purchased for $299 at a Record Store in 1985 i think.
2nd was a Commodore Amiga 500 with a 5 MB HD side car attached scsi purchased used for $500 circa 1987.
3rd was a Commodore Colt PC 8086 with 5.25 Floppy and 20MB HD Amber Monochrome 80 Col Display used circa 1990 for use in an Eltromechanical Technology Program I enrolled in.
4th was an ABS Pentium 120MHz 8MB Ram ?? HD 1024x768 Color Monitor 56K modem Windows 95 about $2000 1995/1996

I'd say within a year I bought a Red Hat CD and was tempted to install Linux but chickened out being afraid of hosing down my $2000 computer. I wish I had taken the plunge.

2010 and many PC's later all my machines were infected with some type of malware. I was down to 1 usable machine, an older
Win 98 service pack 2. Out of desperation and little to lose I decided to plunge into Linux. I decided to download an Ubuntu Live CD. Problem was I needed a higher service pack than 2 on my last remaining Win98 machine to accomplish it all. What a pain.
I finally managed somehow to get service pack 3 or 4 installed and subsequently successfully burned an iso image.
Ubuntu booted up but I couldn't get online. I didn't see the tiny little icon on the panel to enable my network connection.

Booted Win 98 and browsed around and saw Puppy Linux On A Stick. Since many of my PC's had defective CD's I dubiously went thru the motions of attempting to install Puppy on a USB stick and boot some other PC's with it.
For some reason I decided to test the Puppy Stick on a Averatec Laptop that was pronouned dead a few years earlier by the local PC Repair Shop. I paid $60 for that death certificate. Still not knowing exactly what was wrong with it except it wouldn't boot.
I stuck Puppy in that machine powered up and to my complete and utter amazement I had video. It actually booted up without a hitch. Further more the wireless was working flawlessy and I was updating the system and adding software. I was ecstatic!!!
Turns out just the Hard Drive, CD/RW and some keys on the KeyBoard were fried. Obviously the USB sytem was working so after connecting a USB KB I was up and running. I was hooked on GNU/Linux!!!. By hook and crook I got all my PC's sorted out with
GNU utilities and actually found they ran better in Linux.

Since then I've learned more about Operating Sytems Networking etc in the last 3 years than I did since finishing that Wintel centric Electromechanical Technology Program in 1992.

Which brings me to CrunchBang #! Looking at screenshots of #! I noticed inxscript output and realized it was installed on my Mint
system. I though how cool. Noticing #! seemed to be distrobution that stayed pretting close to the command line and config files
I've installed it on a spare partition and am taking it for a spin hoping to learn more about how GNU/Linux works.

Now how do I make this FU(#&^ng P%$S*& @v %^@#! do what I want?!!!!!!! smile

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