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#1 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2014-11-26 00:18:03

I always used preinstalled operating systems on my computers (MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 98 and Windows XP) and the truth is that they gave me what I needed, but one day I met Linux...

My first experience with this operating system (Red Hat) was in numerical calculus classes, when I had to use GCC to compile FORTRAN programs. I remember the teacher explained us how to install it on our computers and certainly it seemed very difficult. Furthermore, there was no guarantee that the computer worked fine after the installation, so I did not try. Anyway, there began to itch the itch.

So years later, when my laptop started going slow again, as usual in Windows in that age, and I was preparing to reinstall the system, I thought it was a good time to try a Linux distribution. My first choice was Debian but I could not run my wireless network. I kept looking and found Ubuntu, which worked really well. Then, I decided to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu, at least to be viewed more closely.

Over time I became less Windows-dependent to the point of wanting to do a clean installation of Linux. I liked Ubuntu and I was reading about LXDE (perfect to my laptop, which was becoming old), so I tried Lubuntu. For a while it worked fine but with new versions became slow again. Then I thought to give another chance to Debian but the problem with the wireless network persisted. Maybe I am a bit clumsy...

At that time I looked for information on small Linux distributions and found CrunchBang. At first I thought it would be very simple aesthetics and would have few applications available but soon I could see that I was mistaken. I have been trying it for a couple of weeks and I must say I am very satisfied with its performance (even faster than the original Windows XP), although I have to solve some problems with the audio in the browser and with the USB connection with my Android phone.

In general, I use CrunchBang because I like its looks and it gives me what I need and does so in a very fast way.

#2 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Your CrunchBang Linux system » 2014-11-25 21:35:21

Name: Toshiba Satellite L100-108
Processor: Intel Core Solo T1300, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache
Screen: 15.0" TFT XGA
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz
HDD: 250 GB
Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti
Graphics: Intel 945 GM Express
Sound: Toshiba Bass Enhanced
Network: Ethernet LAN 10/100 Base-TX / Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g) Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG LAN
Other:  4 x USB2.0

Originally this laptop had 1 GB RAM 533 MHz, 60 GB HDD and Windows XP Home Edition preinstalled.

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2014-11-25 21:02:50

I am 35 years old and I am from Seville, a city in Spain.

#4 Re: Introductions » Hello everybody » 2014-11-25 20:49:11

Thank you very much, guys. I think I will be fine here.  smile

#5 Introductions » Hello everybody » 2014-11-24 23:05:20

PersonaNonGrata
Replies: 4

Hello everybody:

My name is PersonaNonGrata (not to be confused with "persona non grata") and I am new to the forums. Actually, I have been here for several days - exactly since last month, when I started looking for information on CrunchBang. In all this time I have found enough reasons to take a chance on this operating system: it is based on Debian, has a light and really configurable window manager like Openbox, looks nice, makes my laptop faster and can boast a large and lovely community. So, why not?

Nice to meet you!

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