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#401 2011-12-16 18:57:12

hinto
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From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

It is rock solid!!!
It's now my primary development OS.
-H


"Sometimes I wish I hadn't taken the red pill" -Me

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#402 2011-12-16 18:57:22

straycatstrat
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

@ ivanovnegro - lol thanks! big_smile


"He who controls the past, command the future.
He who controls the future, conquers the past"
- Kane as seen at the end of the installation of Command and Conquer Red Alert

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#403 2011-12-16 19:01:56

2ManyDogs
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

It's quick. It's minimalist and runs well on my old machines. It has an active community where I can ask questions when I break things. It's easy to reinstall when I break things...


Be eggsalad to each other.

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#404 2011-12-17 00:24:32

orionthehunter
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

straycatstrat wrote:

Lol laptop is weaker than this desktop xD Acer Aspire 3000. AMD Sempron @ 1.8 GHz, 256 MB RAM, SiS video chipset lmao

The 256mb of ram can't be upgraded can it?  If you can get it up to 768mb I find that #! runs nominally even under reasonable load.

Obviously 256mb isn't too little, its just your application inventory needs to be carefully scrutinized.

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#405 2011-12-17 00:38:29

straycatstrat
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

orionthehunter wrote:
straycatstrat wrote:

Lol laptop is weaker than this desktop xD Acer Aspire 3000. AMD Sempron @ 1.8 GHz, 256 MB RAM, SiS video chipset lmao

The 256mb of ram can't be upgraded can it?  If you can get it up to 768mb I find that #! runs nominally even under reasonable load.

Obviously 256mb isn't too little, its just your application inventory needs to be carefully scrutinized.


Yes, it can be upgraded, and I plan on maxing out the thing with 2 GB of RAM, just need the money


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He who controls the future, conquers the past"
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#406 2011-12-17 11:17:49

stavros
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

orionthehunter wrote:

Stavros, as in from William and Mary Stavros?

yes and no, in my case its my first name, not the last name.


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#407 2011-12-18 02:57:33

lofijerm
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

If it wasn't for smashing my macbook into a gajillion pieces out of a fit of rage, I would have never given Linux a chance. That or it would have taken me longer to try it. I had known about Linux for awhile, but my main reason for running mac was for music production.

So out of desperation for a computer I bought a cheap netbook pre-loaded with Windows knowing full well I wasn't going to be running any music production software anytime soon. My experience was horrible using Windows. I know netbooks are not meant for great speed, but my god, this was insanity. (I knew better than to do any smashing this time big_smile ).

My inner nerd had awakened after a long slumber since music became a full time hobby. So without a second thought, I completely wiped Windows on the first go. (I had my friends computer with me just in case anything went wrong).

At first I was excited to try Jolicloud, which I had read about a longtime ago. That feeling of excitement changed to feeling like a 3 year old playing with a toy.

My next try was the new Ubuntu Unity. (However you call it).Again I felt like a child playing with a toy.  Now, this was a major breaking point in my years of using computers. It was then that I realized I was getting sick of GUI's. Granted I was using a netbook, but still I felt like I was being choked and raped by icons and docks and panels. I also realized how much I despise these... "Apps".

After that I looked for something lightweight, but still stylish which is how I found #!. It was pretty bare bones, but still allowed me to learn. I started to become interested in using the terminal, then Linux as a whole, then programming as a matter of fact. I have fun learning on Crunchbang, and to say the least, it has been inspiring to me, and continues to be.

Cheers!

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#408 2011-12-18 03:00:46

el_koraco
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Registered: 2011-07-25
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

What did the poor Mac do to deserve a smashing?

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#409 2011-12-18 03:08:05

lofijerm
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Let's just say I was in a relationship that I'm not in anymore. The mac book was just the first object in my hand. lol ..  sad

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#410 2011-12-18 09:23:00

el_koraco
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

lol. Well, it happens I guess.

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#411 2011-12-18 13:13:23

saturn9
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

lofijerm wrote:

If it wasn't for smashing my macbook into a gajillion pieces out of a fit of rage, I would have never given Linux a chance. That or it would have taken me longer to try it. I had known about Linux for awhile, but my main reason for running mac was for music production.

Have you had a chance to try any of the Linux music production software? If so, what worked for you?

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#412 2011-12-18 13:18:30

rhowaldt
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^ fwiw, i use Renoise on Linux and it is really great. haven't tried any of the free stuff though.

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#413 2011-12-18 20:14:27

lofijerm
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

saturn9 wrote:

Have you had a chance to try any of the Linux music production software? If so, what worked for you?


So far I've only tried LMMS and Hydrogen. I have not yet tried any recording software. LMMS looked like it could have been useful, but my Asus Eee didn't handle it well. I even tried dumbing down the quality, but even that didn't help much. Hydrogen worked well, but it's only a drum machine. I still occasionally play with it, but I don't actually get any real work done, but then again I don't really expect to, using a netbook

If you know any lightweight music production programs definitely let me know. I would like to try them. I figure I can just use audacity for recording.

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#414 2011-12-18 20:33:17

rhowaldt
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

lofijerm wrote:

If you know any lightweight music production programs definitely let me know. I would like to try them.

lightweight AND free? don't really know. but as i said couple of posts above, i use Renoise, and find it pretty lightweight. it is not free, but for EUR 60 it's a steal. you gotta get into using a tracker for composing music though. maybe worth checking out? http://www.renoise.com - version 2.8 now in beta (and for that EUR 60 you get a full version-number of free updates, which means you buy 2.8 you can go on till 3.8, which is approximately 3 years or something)

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#415 2011-12-23 01:37:42

cornelius
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

i need to post again,my first #! is lxde,and i switch to other distro because need to access network drive. When #! release new version with only openbox i thought it not for me,but i was wrong , the new #! fit better for me, because:

1. gigolo work out of box, no more hard work for me
2. editing menu is easier, i can easily add menu to jdwonloader in no time
3. install VNC server easily
4. it simple and fast for my old laptop

just like it, thank you

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#416 2011-12-28 20:15:59

Goofy
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

2ManyDogs wrote:

It's quick. It's minimalist and runs well on my old machines. It has an active community where I can ask questions when I break things. It's easy to reinstall when I break things...

Very true. I managed to completely bork ALSA, which eventually had me reinstalling #!. It took me 10-15 minutes, and everything was fine again smile I only needed to restore a backup of a couple system configurations (in /etc). Everything else was (of course) still in ~, which is on a seperate partition.

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#417 2011-12-29 02:49:25

Sector11
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Registered: 2010-05-05
Posts: 15,667
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Goofy wrote:

Very true. I managed to completely bork ALSA, which eventually had me reinstalling #!. It took me 10-15 minutes, and everything was fine again smile I only needed to restore a backup of a couple system configurations (in /etc). Everything else was (of course) still in ~, which is on a seperate partition.

Curious - what do you save in /etc?  I have never bothered.  big_smile


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#418 2011-12-29 08:27:41

EnochRoot
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

System config mainly in there

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#419 2011-12-29 16:56:19

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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

EnochRoot wrote:

System config mainly in there

Yes I know that but it was his "restore a backup of a couple system configurations" that got my interest.

I have 237 visible items of which 128 are directories.
So I'm curious as to which "couple" he's referring to.


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#420 2012-01-01 16:47:58

nicolasjengler
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Well, my story is quite simple.

I use a netbook as my main PC, and a 'heavy' distro like Ubuntu or Fedora can run pretty slow on these things. So I decided to try CrunchBang big_smile

CrunchBang doesn't limit the power of the netbook (unlike other netbook-oriented distros) and gives me a full speed PC with a totally customizable desktop cool

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#421 2012-01-01 20:18:06

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Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^ Welcome to the CrunchBang Netbook Club, Inc.!

I sometimes use my Statler netbook with a 23" monitor.  No performance loss whatsoever. |..|

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#422 2012-01-01 21:44:40

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

^ Agreed, but it must be hell moving it from home to the office...


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#423 2012-01-01 22:13:43

pvsage
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

...so just borrow a monitor from one of the Windows PC's at work...`xrandr` to see what the monitor wants (if I don't already know), then `xrandr --output VGA1 --mode ####x### --above LVDS1`.

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#424 2012-01-01 22:14:49

ZAP
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Sector11 wrote:

Yes I know that but it was his "restore a backup of a couple system configurations" that got my interest.

I have 237 visible items of which 128 are directories.
So I'm curious as to which "couple" he's referring to.

All kinds of useful things are in /etc (fstab, hosts, crontab, etc. - not to mention important standard subfolders like apt and init.d and common non-standard ones like apache2)...

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#425 2012-01-02 01:22:07

nicolasjengler
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Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

pvsage wrote:

...so just borrow a monitor from one of the Windows PC's at work...`xrandr` to see what the monitor wants (if I don't already know), then `xrandr --output VGA1 --mode ####x### --above LVDS1`.

The same here. I sometimes use an old CRT monitor when I'm short of workspace.

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