^True. Every time I log in to my #!, I marvel at the simple elegant perfection that is #!.
Time to move on!#
Although I am not an experienced Linux user and mainly a windows guy, but Crunchbang is the only distro that survived my system past the testing period. The main reason is the light effect of it on system resources.
1- it works
2- I do not know very much when it comes to Linux, and the Community is top notch for help
3- It helps me learn, I can now install a new program through terminal, and I have added menu items.
4- did I mention that It works.........
I know that I have already made an entry on this thread - before. (I think?) But . . .
Why do I use #!Crunchbang?
1. Stable - Debian is well known for being 'rock solid' stable - always.
2. Simple - #! with Debian and Openbox - really are quite easy to configure and use.
3. Minimal - only has what you need - nothing that you don't need.
3. It Works - everything in #! literally, works 'outta da box'
I just want an OS that 'works' - does what I want it to do, when I tell it to do it - otherwise, stays out of my way.
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Running #! in multiple VMs under Vmware Fusion 4 on Macbook Pro Core i7 with 16GB RAM, and the mac doesn't even break a sweat. Fast, stable, and light.
I like that it has Brit origins and humour.
I keep on looking for other distro's that might tempt me away (Bodhi got close, I'm curious about SUSE) but nothing comes close really. I run #! on a tiny netbook and can do pretty much anything I need. There are a few stumbling blocks (like screencapture video or getting a new Wacom tablet to work, but that could very well be down to my inexperience with the command line and my under-powered netbook) but basically it does everything I need it too, has all the software I need and it Works.
I love that it is really stripped down (decruftied) and Debian is a joy. Can't wait to get it on a more powerful machine.
Why do I use #!Crunchbang?
After Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface, I found myself without a "distro home." I jumped distros for a while and eventually settled on ArchLinux. I was happy with it, but found that I end up having to reinstall my OS quite a bit due to system upgrades etc. I recently put a solid state drive in my laptop and had to reinstall my OS again ( I was using Linux Mint)
I installed #! because I wanted the low resource pieces of arch and the stability and familiarity of debian. So far it has been a great experience.
I mostly use my system for development. A little bit of Kernel hacking and some Android development. So far #! has worked great!
I have always been interested in Linux, but never found a reason to stick with it. I used Ubuntu a few times back at 8.04 I believe, and liked it a whole lot.. I was using it on my laptop for several months, but being only 17 now (13 then?), I didn't know and wasn't interested in knowing anything outside of how to get it booted. I thought it was cool, new, and different, but those were my only reasons. It was basically a Windows replacement that, when I found one or two things I had problems with, or got bored of it, became more of a space-waste than a useful thing to keep around.
I stayed with Windows for a while, learned a whole lot more about computers, got a job at a tech place, built my own rig. This is when Linux began to intrigue me more, but the interest was quickly lost. I tried some of the more mainstream distros, like Ubuntu, Fedora, some Debian. Debian was cool because I didn't hate the interface, but at the same time it was the boring Gnome 2 shell I was too used to and bored with. I looked at some other desktop environments, but my research led me nowhere past Unity, KDE, GNOME 2, and GNOME 3. Lets just say I didn't know where to look to get info I wasn't too interested in anyway.
A couple months later I saw that a guy was running Arch with XFCE on his nix box at work. It looked very technical/text driven, which was interesting to me. No boring GNOME, just a clean desktop with a lot to learn about the system to know how to use. This was what I wanted: a reason to learn. 30 minutes of research and followed links (Arch -> Archbang -> openbox -> #!) leads me to a #! VM on my machine at work, and eventually a full install or two. It was awesome for all the reasons you already know.
So I installed it at home (with Windows dual booted for games), and a few weeks later loaded it onto a spare machine at work. Loving it so far.
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I use #! simply because it works. Does everything I need it to do without having a bunch of cruft installed along with it.
The Openbox interface is light and resource friendly, while being infinitely customizable and tweakable. All the software that comes out of the box is easily configureable, and does what I want it to when I want it to, else it stays out of my way.
Granted my #! Laptop doesn't do much other than surf and the odd game of solitaire, but I know that the power of Debian is behind it and I could do whatever I wanted with it if I chose.
In the end we're all just chalk lines on concrete,
drawn to be washed away....
- Sexy grey/black'n'white default theme
- Cool name
#! works for me because:
1. "Lite", it does not use up all memory just to run iceweasel, perfect for the netbook.
2. Debian based.
3. Great forums and support, plus I saw a presentation on it.
4. Everything "just works", have yet to have a major problem.
Best distro I have yet to use...
and there goes Windoze.
1 debian wheezy at the moment has some kind of incompatibility with my gpu, while Waldorf works GREAT
2 very easy
3 incredibly fast
4 openbox is much nicer than I thought
5 AWESOME NAME
Waldorf is in fact based on Debian Wheezy, so I do not quite understand. But yes, the name is awesome,
a good enough reason to run it.
Time to move on!#
Waldorf is in fact based on Debian Wheezy, so I do not quite understand
neither I do XD
^What kind of Debian Wheezy do you have? Maybe there is some stuff there that does not come with Waldorf which gives you trouble?
Time to move on!#
installation through daily netinstall builds went good. The matter was that after I chose debian from grub, all I got was an unusable black screen.
but #! works!
I've posted before why I use #!. Now I use it as my only OS. Corenominal has taken openbox and made it easy for non-tech people like me or more accurately , I know just enough to be dangerous! I have installed obmenu-generator and like it, while I am sure others have taken "hard to use" window managers,
I would say Corenominal has presented a distro that should be on many more desktops than it is on now. It just works, makes my netbook useful, #! is true innovation. This redneck in Lincoln, Alabama likes the distro the fellow in Lincoln, England is giving us. Great work Phillip.
I use Crunchbang for it's stability.
I use Crunchbang for its romantic "CRUNCH!BANG!iness.
As a writer, director and producer, with a techie bent, I want to use an OS that 'just works' when what I'm looking for is a web-browser, text-editor, graphics program, etc. And it does!
As a techie with an artistic bent, I want to use an OS where getting under the hood is as easy as staying on the surface, where I can tweak conky scripts, or config files(in fact I'm encouraged to by the design).
#!Crunchbang attracted me with it's minimalistic theme and it's active community. Some of my first posts on here probably relate to me trying to get it running in the first place, and I'm still here because of those people. So, partially, I guess I use #! because of all of you!
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