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#476 2012-02-23 02:45:34

zbreaker
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From: Beyond
Registered: 2012-02-09
Posts: 119

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Because....#! is simple....and simply works. Although I must admit it's appeal is to somewhat more
"seasoned" linux users imo.


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#477 2012-02-23 03:31:01

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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I can feel the #! power at my finger tips -

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#478 2012-02-27 04:12:13

erest
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From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2012-01-30
Posts: 18

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

"Why Do I Use #!Crunchbang"

I use #! because windows is too poorly written, and rather bloated. The same I feel goes for Ubuntu. I use #! because my OS should not be a nuisance and get in my way. Mind you I do sometimes have a couple of problems that I run into, but windows did too and I didn't have a love for windows like I do for #!. This distribution has a feel that you really cant find anywhere else. I first started in the Ubuntu realm and I too got bored just like @nta, I then tried Ubuntu derivatives like kubuntu, xubuntu, and felt the same way. I then found myself in a long period of distro hopping until I found #! for a small superly underpowered netbook. I loved it so much I installed it on my main computer after a nightmare with Windows 7 and here I am.

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#479 2012-02-28 08:23:50

cJones
#! Junkie
From: Oregon
Registered: 2012-02-21
Posts: 447

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

-Incredible Community
-Fast
-Light on Resources
-Highly Configurable (=fun)
-Super Clean Look
-It Just Works


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#480 2012-03-03 06:26:31

pfsams
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From: Lincoln, Alabama USA
Registered: 2012-02-09
Posts: 16

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I can't add much to the other replies. Moved from squeeze with gnome to #!, had tried it once before, didn't think it was for me, then read Larrythefreesoftwareguy, tried it again and hooked on it. Good community, good distro, what more can I say?

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#481 2012-03-03 11:16:11

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2011-11-22
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

zbreaker wrote:

Because....#! is simple....and simply works. Although I must admit it's appeal is to somewhat more
"seasoned" linux users imo.

Not so sure. I've been using Linux for less than six months, and I love #!. Came for the minimalism (as others have said, everything I needed or wanted, nothing I didn't), stayed for the community.

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#482 2012-03-03 11:18:35

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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^ same here, been using it for a year now, first linux distro ever. it's just about what you're looking for in your OS. when i moved to Linux, i figured if i was going to click around i might as well just keep using Win7, so i started using the commandline for everything. that stuff makes you learn fast. but that's just a decision every user needs to make for themselves.

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#483 2012-03-03 11:23:46

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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

rhowaldt wrote:

i figured if i was going to click around i might as well just keep using Win7

Exactly. I think you and I feel the same way about understanding how things work -- and I appreciate the encouragement I get for that feeling here. Teach me to fish, and all that,,,


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#484 2012-03-06 18:09:26

chiffon_rouge
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Registered: 2011-07-24
Posts: 60

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I like Debian Squeeze because it's as stable as it gets (a comfort I need to have for my daily work) and I use Crunchbang because it's a fast and small out-of-the-box Debian Squeeze which doesn't get in my way when I need stuff done.

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#485 2012-03-10 09:54:57

cJones
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From: Oregon
Registered: 2012-02-21
Posts: 447

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

rhowaldt wrote:

^ same here, been using it for a year now, first linux distro ever. it's just about what you're looking for in your OS. when i moved to Linux, i figured if i was going to click around i might as well just keep using Win7, so i started using the commandline for everything. that stuff makes you learn fast. but that's just a decision every user needs to make for themselves.

Yeah, I love to use the terminal but I definitely need to use it a bit more.


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#486 2012-03-10 09:57:55

cJones
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From: Oregon
Registered: 2012-02-21
Posts: 447

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

2ManyDogs wrote:
zbreaker wrote:

Because....#! is simple....and simply works. Although I must admit it's appeal is to somewhat more
"seasoned" linux users imo.

Not so sure. I've been using Linux for less than six months, and I love #!. Came for the minimalism (as others have said, everything I needed or wanted, nothing I didn't), stayed for the community.

Yeah, I didn't even have a full month of real linux experience before making the full switch to #!


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#487 2012-04-02 07:14:26

Lastcoder
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Registered: 2012-03-22
Posts: 71

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

.. cause I was looking for a user friendly and out-of-the-box working way to install debian lol

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PS: if someone is looking for a user friendly and out-of-the-box working way to install Slackware just take SalixOS which is a slackware #! equivalent .. really rocks if you like slacky ..

http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home

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#488 2012-04-02 12:37:16

Vansgo
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Registered: 2011-05-02
Posts: 1,580
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

... simply for the smile 's

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#489 2012-04-02 15:08:53

Herpy
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From: Southern Louisiana
Registered: 2012-03-30
Posts: 85

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Came for the window manager (I love openbox) and stayed cause the community is damn helpful and its not too user friendly, which makes it fun to use imo.


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#490 2012-04-02 18:32:38

doxanthropos
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-03-30
Posts: 69

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I was drawn in by the dark minimal design and began to use it on a regular basis because I needed something lightweight for my MacBook. Now I also use it in my other more powerful computer and from testing a lot of the other distros I found that I like #! most from all of them.

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#491 2012-04-02 23:09:53

merelyjim
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From: Fort Worth, Texas
Registered: 2010-04-07
Posts: 2,303
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Funny thing; whenever Philip has said, "#! is moving in this direction," I always despair that the distro is going to go down the tubes (like the move to Debian). Over time, I've learned to shut the hell up, and been happy with the end result. lol


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#492 2012-04-02 23:59:14

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 1,346

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I like to say "came for the distro, stayed for the community..."

From the first day I posted my intro and got too many "welcome" replies to count I knew I was home. I had been using an LXDE distro and had gradually "crunchified" it with help from the wiki here. I eventually made the leap to the real thing and have never looked back. I like to call people here "my anonymous friends" and hope I have done what I could to "make the community stronger" as VastOne likes to say. And if I need any encouragement, I remember this post from Philip:

corenominal wrote:

It is a common mistake to think that every developer wants their project to be widely popular

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#493 2012-04-03 00:20:32

damo
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From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

2ManyDogs wrote:

I like to say "came for the distro, stayed for the community..."
I like to call people here "my anonymous friends" and hope I have done what I could to "make the community stronger" as VastOne likes to say

You certainly have!

I came because I was looking for a lightweight distro to run on an ageing HP laptop, after Ubuntu Gutsy was making it struggle. CB got good reviews, installed in a flash, and the minimalist r-click desktop was a joy  smile

I've been away and back again, and the more I learn here the less likely I am to go anywhere else. I had a quick look at awesome wm, I've played with fluxbox a lot, but openbox suits me perfectly (despite all your efforts Mr Dogs!). With the help of some post-install scripts I can go from the Live-CD to everything-the-way-it-was in 20 mins.

Do you really consider folks here "anonymous" - surely not after all the invitations to coffee and cakes? smile


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#494 2012-04-03 00:21:44

merelyjim
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From: Fort Worth, Texas
Registered: 2010-04-07
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^
When I blame things of the Linux People, like "I need to go home and update the kernal on my machines," I mean you-all. Ha!


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#495 2012-04-07 21:26:55

schemer
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Registered: 2012-01-23
Posts: 107
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

  • #! distro is stunningly simple and just what I wanted.

  • #! community is the most friendly I have seen.


#! is beautiful.

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#496 2012-04-14 04:07:38

typeZERO
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Registered: 2012-04-14
Posts: 9

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I find many distros claim to be "lightweight," but details like the post-installation script prove that #! really does commit itself to the experience. It is an elegantly simple solution.

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#497 2012-04-14 04:16:33

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

CrunchBang - as I have said elsewhere - is no flyweight or bantamweight; it's closer to the welterweight class in terms of install size.  It's just been tweaked so that the UI is really easy on the CPU and memory.  This is a real "float like a crunch, sting line a BANG!" distro. cool  (Apologies to the ghost of Cassius Clay.)

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#498 2012-04-14 04:27:31

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^ Muhammad Ali ... who is still very much alive, albeit not in too fine of shape.

(Of course I know that Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., but this quote was said as Ali after the change of names)


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#499 2012-04-14 04:38:27

typeZERO
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Registered: 2012-04-14
Posts: 9

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I guess I should have called it "minimal" instead. I mean in that it uses openbox over something more flashy like Xfce and goes as far as to create the post-install script that lets the user choose what to install or not during setup instead of just coming bloated with applications like distros such as Mint.
I think more distros should implement something like it, just start with the minimal install and let you choose everything you want to add, like Arch but easier for the average user.

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#500 2012-04-14 04:53:49

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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^ Philip has cornered the market on perfection... smile


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