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#526 2012-05-17 18:23:09

zierka
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Registered: 2011-02-22
Posts: 27

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

- it's fast as hell (I tried it first on a usb flash, with live session, and couldn't believe how fast it was, on a usb flash)
- stable (and by that I mean really stable)
- minimalistic (with the most important things, no bloat)
- works out of the box

thanks Philip


(crunchbang + xfce)

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#527 2012-06-01 07:40:40

Max Blyss
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Registered: 2012-06-01
Posts: 16

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Tried because - Solid rep., appealing look, Debian repos...

Will keep using because - Speed, low resource use, clean / minimalist approach, superb functionality, and it's fun to use.


People don't think it be like it is, but it do.

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#528 2012-06-08 04:12:14

DancesWithWords
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Registered: 2009-03-15
Posts: 19

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use Crunchbang because it makes perfect sense for my Asus 901 EEE PC.  I use Gentoo on all my other computers, but compiling all source code on the 901 just is not practical.

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#529 2012-06-21 05:33:54

afton
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From: Sydney
Registered: 2012-06-21
Posts: 11

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use Crunchbang because of its simple design and fast performance.
I have an aging desktop machine that I don't want to throw away yet.

CrunchBang to the rescue!

Plus, installation works without mucking around, unlike official Debian.
I want to muck around after the install, not during tongue

Last edited by afton (2012-06-21 05:35:26)

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#530 2012-06-27 00:53:53

broseph
#! Member
Registered: 2012-05-09
Posts: 88

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Why I use Crunchbang:

As with many of us, my first distro was Ubuntu. From there I went to debian. Debian, in my opinion, is the best GNU/Linux distribution out there. I grew curious of Arch because of the rave reviews and how "you get what you want, nothing more, nothing less." After I tried and tried and tried I couldn't ever get it to work right. So I tried A! and I fell head over heals in love with the Openbox interface! It looked so cool, and almost futuristic. I'm used to a panel with a "start menu". I had no idea there were GUI's/shells/DE's where you right click and your menu to access your programs/apps. I still get goose pimples at the idea, lol. But alas, A! was waaay too buggy for me. And because A! is inspired but #!, I decided to give it a try.  Lo and behold! It's based off of Debian! My favorite distro! But with my favorite interface!

Thus began my love affair with this distro. I don't think I will be leaving for quite sometime.


All hail the Grand Garboozle!

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#531 2012-06-27 01:03:11

akmur
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From: Milan, Italy
Registered: 2011-09-29
Posts: 37
Website

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use Crunchbang because:

- my notebook doesn't get as hot as it does with Ubuntu (60 °C VS 75-80 °C)
- i am used to apt-get, deb packages and so on, me being an ex ubuntu user
- its way faster than ubuntu
- it uses openbox
- it's got a clever startup script
- it's lightweight but it does it all
- it looks cool and its name is even cooler

smile


Alex

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#532 2012-06-27 06:25:44

technodelic
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From: Technopolis
Registered: 2012-06-27
Posts: 5

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

In no particular order:
- Coolest distro name evar.
- Looks really geeky, especially with a lot of terminals open.
- It gets out of my way when I want it to.  No extra chrome to distract.  It has the simplicity I want from a tiling window manager but with normal key commands.
- Debian Testing.
- The community comes up with cool hacks like dunst and crunchbox.
- Crunchbang makes my Thinkpad x200 feel like a new laptop.

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#533 2012-06-27 07:42:20

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use #! because it makes my Elonex Webbook work where about 10 other distros failed.

The people here in the #! community are great and very helpful, which is why I stick around.


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

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#534 2012-06-27 13:28:24

sqlpython
#! Die Hard
From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Because it is .........

Innovative (Crunchbanged #! )
...Debian
Fast
...Light
Eclectic
...Kool look
Stable (Debian)
...Great Forums (people)
Interesting (takes the road less traveled)


OHCG #!, Jessie,, Siduction-13.1Slackware 14Bridge,, Sabayon 13.4,

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#535 2012-06-27 13:52:36

frankob
#! CrunchBanger
From: Croatia
Registered: 2012-06-08
Posts: 204
Website

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I needed a lightweight but cool debian-based distro for my spare computer. #! is all of it! :-D
I have also tried antiX before #!, and it is pretty nice, too. But the community here seems to be much friendlier. :-)


Omnia sunt communia.

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#536 2012-06-28 10:43:44

Digit
#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
Website

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

fastest cleanest way to get a sweetly working out-of-the-box system with just enough more than "just enough" to make pleasant.  the perfect fully-working base system.

a lot of the "crunchbang inspired" distros are either too sparce (e.g. kwort) or overkill on the fickle stuff (archbang).  phillip strikes the balance well every time.  minimal where minimal is needed.  features where features are needed.

crunchbang is still my "go to" distro

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#537 2012-06-28 12:18:57

brontosaurusrex
#! Red Menace
Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,643

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I'am just starting, but :

a. no office installed by default convinced me on the 1st go.
a2. no instant messengers and facebook related stuff installed by default (i did not find any so far) = great
b. for some reason i find gnome3 & friends unconvincing
c. 0% cpu usage when idle
d. nice looking default desktop
e. want the same system on my eee and on my support pcs and this looks like it could do a trick
f. i dont want to build a system from scratch
g. Certain popular distros are moving in a completely wrong directions (only my opinion) - edit: basically this comes to one point only: no, i will not wait 3 seconds to open a menu/window/software manager/whatever
h. i like the sound of "Debian"
i. openminded community
j. very nice selection of default tools (including chromium)
k. i don't want to see any "store" type of apps in my nix boxes, i mean come on ... advertise with banners on web, where i can ignore or ban them or something (I could live with search engine revenues)
l. i needed something a lil  more hardcore, as part of my job is nix server administration (basic stuff, but still...)
m. bragging rights
waldorfthethirdfixed.jpg

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#538 2012-06-29 16:59:16

merelyjim
#! Die Hard
From: Fort Worth, Texas
Registered: 2010-04-07
Posts: 2,303
Website

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

^ the "app store" comment hit a nerve with me... sudo apt-get anyone?

Welcome to the community. smile


"When I enter a command... I expect ass to be hauled and the coffeelike aroma of hustle delicately hovering in the air." -thalassophile

My attempt at a blog; http://waitingonragnarok.blogspot.com/

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#539 2012-06-30 17:52:55

VDP76
#! Bean Roaster
Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 840

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

After spending two years with Debian-GNOME I started to think it was too much bloat for me, so while searching info on how to customize a very minimal Debian install in a light-weighted fashion, I found this forum.
Well, #! is just what I was aiming to for my desktop...it was love at first install... big_smile

Needless to say that it is light on resources, minimal but complete and soooo cool!! Probably what I like more is the fact that everything can be customized with a fun learning process..

Last but not least: the people in this forum are just great! To cite rhowaldt's (and others) signature We are a nice, friendly community here and I hope we stay that way.. smile


#!#!#! Forum etiquette #!#!#!
Are you a new member!? Have you introduced yourself?!
CLI basics | LVM | smxi | chrooting | multiarch

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#540 2012-07-13 13:03:11

Knox
Member
Registered: 2012-07-13
Posts: 22

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use crunchbang because

#1 - Debian based (Secure and stable)

#2 - Fast and comes with the snappy Openbox Window Manager

#3 - It will run on almost anything and is great for netbooks

#4 - Has a great community for solving problems

#5 - It's cool and provides a modern yet minimalistic desktop experience

- Knox


The future is Linux.

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#541 2012-07-13 13:56:48

foxytheoldone
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From: WestMidlands
Registered: 2012-07-04
Posts: 44

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Knox wrote:

I use crunchbang because

#1 - Debian based (Secure and stable)

#2 - Fast and comes with the snappy Openbox Window Manager

#3 - It will run on almost anything and is great for netbooks

#4 - Has a great community for solving problems

#5 - It's cool and provides a modern yet minimalistic desktop experience

- Knox

i have to agree its a dream to use..


Only the good die young !!! why was i never GOOD!

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#542 2012-07-19 15:20:18

jcgr11
Member
From: Philippines
Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 10

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

- Fast startup (fastest I have used so far).
- Doesnt use too much RAM. (I get ~70-80MB when idle).
- Fast. Perfect for my EeePC.
- Very simple and clean.
- Not too much applications pre-installed. I can add if I want.
- Forces me to use the terminal, which I like because I get to learn more.
- Forces me to configure using the configuration files, instead of a GUI, which is what I like, because I get to learn more.
- Cool name - #!.
- Great community, and very friendly too! I don't post much, but I visit a lot. Anytime I have a question in mind, it's a question that has been asked by someone before, and someone already solved.

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#543 2012-07-19 15:30:23

hinto
#! Windbag
From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,487

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

It's Debian.
-Hinto


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

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#544 2012-07-19 15:32:02

axel668
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-07-17
Posts: 100

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

because it's better smile


A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila (Mitch Ratcliffe)

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#545 2012-07-24 08:34:55

Lensman
New Member
From: Mission, BC
Registered: 2012-03-10
Posts: 5

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use it because it is fast, minimalistic and already has the vast majority of apps that I require. Frankly, it is everything I want in an OS.


Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.
After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.

Zen Proverb

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#546 2012-07-24 13:56:38

douglas
#! CrunchBanger
From: Dallas, Texas
Registered: 2011-01-09
Posts: 230

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

zierka wrote:

- it's fast as hell (I tried it first on a usb flash, with live session, and couldn't believe how fast it was, on a usb flash)
- stable (and by that I mean really stable)
- minimalistic (with the most important things, no bloat)
- works out of the box

thanks Philip

I second all zierka said.  Also good community and leader philip/corenominal.

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#547 2012-07-24 16:29:10

beerisgood06
Member
From: texas
Registered: 2012-07-16
Posts: 11

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

perfect for work, lightweight, no polluted crap on my background, I use the cli for work, set this puppy up with two ATI cards and 4 monitors in just few minutes. awesome distro name (reppin my #! hoodie as we speak!) love it uses debian based repositories and aptitude....that is all


~crawfish are just evil shrimp~

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#548 2012-07-25 04:49:03

cyberhood
Member
Registered: 2012-07-19
Posts: 45

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

-minimalistic
-right click menu
-light weight
-stable
-cool hacks from the community
-hip community
-it's not M$ Windoze
-BEST DISTRO NAME BY FAR!

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#549 2012-07-31 19:28:44

frans_m
New Member
From: Finland
Registered: 2012-07-31
Posts: 2

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

Well, I got an old laptop with 2GHz Sempron processor.
I was looking something more "slim" than ubuntu for OS, and so I found crunchbang big_smile

At first glance, I like it a lot!
Crunchbang runs fast and was easy to install.

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#550 2012-07-31 19:42:39

c3@53r
Member
Registered: 2011-12-29
Posts: 13

Re: Why do you use #!Crunchbang

I use #!, because it reminds me of the OS Gumball Waterson would use on The Amazing World of Gumball.. ;D

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