I have been using #! for a couple of months - looking at the files in my / directory, it looks like I installed it on Feb 17th. I wanted to make a comment on one of the Bunsen Labs threads, so I'm joining up here.
I have been trying to set up a music player workstation using a cheap, vintage-2006 Dell PC (wimpy Celeron-D and only 512 mb ram). I had tried Mint-Cinnamon for a while, but found it very slow (even after upgrading to 1 gb of ram), so I started to read about leaner distributions and eventually stumbled onto #!.
I am very impressed with #! from the performance perspective. And this forum is amazing for the wealth of info on all things Linux. I expect I will be using #! for the foreseeable future. I'm glad I didn't notice development/support had ceased for #! before I tried it. I probably would have passed over it had I known about that. I've learned so much about Linux in the past couple of months! (And the BunsenLabs project looks promising.)
Hello Ben, welcome to the forums!
Hi Ben, I'm a new member too. I think you'll find this forum full of awesome people
Welcome to the forums and the distros, tynman. Yes, I believe 1gb of RAM for Mint is too much of a diet for that distro. I would suggest trying out the Wally spin, but there are early indicators/signs that Jessie may have been pushed out too soon. Another user stated that there were still 70+ critical bugs that hadn't been fixed.
I'm currently using the Wally spin and the only issue that I've experienced so far is the missing libjpeg8 package. The Debian devs pulled the package in January. That package is required for Rainlendar and Wine works better with it as well.
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