I just discovered that the "VMware view client" is also available through #! repos and that's great news. This will enable my old laptop at work to make use of my company's virtual desktop system from within #! ... once again I'm positively surprised.
All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room. -- Blaise Pascal
It's been here for three years. I've used Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and Arch all to varying degrees (Arch longest (2 years), and most recently)), but I came into #! around 8.10, when I had problems with an old RAM card (thought it was software at first, so I checked out this distro). It runs just as well on the same netbook (check my post history), as it did back then.
Terminator still sucks (for me, at least). roxterm saves the day.
# gefällt mir optisch sehr und der Minimalismus auch. Da Ubuntu immer fetter und bunter und m. E. eine Art Ersatzwindows wird, suchte ich mir eine kleine, aber feine Distribution, das ist für mich #.
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I could count all the reasons , but we all know them " ... " .
so i'd like to sum it up in words " Crunchbang simple makes all the sense on a distribution " especially after moving directly to Debian base .
it sure is worthy scottro , thanks for flying this thread.
#! does what I do using Debian, but with less installation hassle, (wifi usually not configured, with binary blobs missing), so I might just change over full time. I like a lightweight GUI when I'm not at the commandline, normally Fluxbox, but Openbox is fine with me. Still finding my way around #!, but as it's Debian, shouldn't take long.
let me just explain why I ditched Ubuntu 12.04 yesteday FOREVER and skip from dual booting with crunch to just crunch...
because it works. No hassle. X server/video/DE incompatibilities... everything works in the 1st minute and not like in ubuntu when after the 1st update, there's another update, things get resolved so that another may get broken (btw: do I have to turn off updates here?). ANd becasue it is fast(er) - love openbox!
So after months of dualbooting with mint and lately with #!, and after realising that i spend all my time in #! - I just trew ubuntu out. Ok, tint2 is now on the left side ... just seems more stable. The only thing not working were the brighness hotkeys on my system76 laptop, but when i can I am going to dig up the driver from the system76 deb ... now i just have a shortcut trough an xbacklight programme.
Not that there's actually sth wrong with ubuntu, but something always comes up... it's time for some stability. Debian stable should be the main point of entry for a new linux user...
Anymay away icklemay akesmay away ucklemay.
As say Antoine de Saint Exupery, «Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.»
#! on a 6 years old Vaio VGN-TX3HP/W core solo 1.2GHz that i use every day (LaTeX/R/Gnumeric/Web) with no lag when working, what eco-nomy/logy !
I came back... I ended up getting sick of Debian Stable's wireless support sometime last year (2.6.32, you little knave!) and not being able to use backports (due to openAFS support) and jumped the #! ship for a string of distros, settling on Linux Mint Debian (which is based on Testing) at home and Arch at work (it was the only one that installed on my Mac Mini without issue)... until I read there was now a #! that used Debian Testing. So I just installed it on my work laptop today.
Given that #! uses the actual Wheezy repos, it will get Wheezy updates quicker than LMDE, but it's still all Debian underneath.
Of course, I am running JWM in both #! and LMDE environments.
Debian: II Arch: II openSUSE: I
I have been using #! for a month now in VirtualBox and it works like a charm.
System : Core i3 2120 ,Zion 8 GB RAM,1 TB Seagate HDD
1.Hardware worked out of the box including sound
2.Installed codecs for the browser and VLC player - a major PIA removed.I have a non technical background so this is a great help.
3.Stable system - worked till I shutdown,then got back to work as soon as I booted it up.Very reliable- a very big point for me.I have done my time Distro hopping ,bleeding edge and all that.
4.Fast and does everything I want my computer to do- I love Openbox and the simple install.I use Linux because it is safe from viruses and can do most of what I want to do.I am not a Windows hater,I like Windows 7 (heretical I know and will probably like Windows 8 after SP2 ).I use Windows for Evernote,Yahoo Messenger with cheap Chinese made webcam and to avoid using Calibre (clunky compared to Mobipocket).Linux is what I use for the Internet,listening to music,watching movies,reading pdf,chm and djvu format textbooks and for my photos.I don't edit videos or use Photoshop (I uninstalled Gimp).Nor do I play computer games . So for me the minimal install was perfect.I only had to install xchm,Osmo and Opera.And thank you for installing Abiword and Gnumeric.
5.Looks good inspite of the lightweight install.Compare Puppy Linux.Yes,I know they are just Desktop environments or whatever and it is only an apt get install (and maybe a few dependencies ) away but I am tired.Now I just want things to work to use a cliched but nonetheless useful phrase.
6.Runs very well in Virtualbox so I can avoid the installing,the partitioning,dual boot and all that.With today's systems being what they are and CrunchBang Linux being so light,VB is the way to go.
7.eeePC use - I am going to buy a eeePC so that I dualboot stripped down Windows 7 and #! .I need a keyboard.Hopefully Intel will stick to the timeline of Atom Airmont release by 2014 and I would be able to buy a good touch+keyboard computer at the mature phase of the product lifecycle.Yes,I am aware even Asus stopped producing notebooks but it will work for me.The specs are decent now - 2GB RAM,64 bit architecture,Atom N2600/N2800 and the clincher for me 8 hours battery life.I read a lot of my textbooks on my computer.I read in the forums Waldorf supports Cedar trail better.
8.Based on Debian stable - that means I can stick stubbornly to Statler until dist-upgrade doesn't work and support stops.Come to think of it I would probably still keep it if everything works.Statler is rock solid - I love it.Aptosid and Siduction while being fine distros need by their very nature need maintenance.
9.Friendly community and good documentation - this prompted me to post this as a way of saying thank you for taking the time and effort to bring out this distro and to maintain it .
First of all, #! is now my main distro at work. I started with Ubuntu -> Xubuntu -> #! statler. Couldn't be happier.
I run a Win XP VM on a work PC at all times with only 3GB of ram, heavy outlook/photoshop usage. On #! it flies, where the buntu setups would get very sluggish.
Second, the style and configuration of everything out of the box is fantastic. Minimalist and easy on the eyes, just excellent (waldorf is great too).
Third, the install scripts for first run/dropbox/chrome. They're not that tough to setup manually, but it's a really nice touch.
Lastly, as many have said the forums are great. Almost every question I had was answered in detail in a previous post by extremely knowledgeable people. Love seeing screenshots and configs from other people too.
Hope to be involved more in the future, i'll be on crunch for a long time!
Well, this is the distro!
Being forced to use not *nix OS in my office environment (but in the same time, paradoxal as it is, developing stuff for Linux/Solaris!), I had to put my passion for discovering new distros aside. Earlier atempts to run something in VM (sometimes just have to have it for offline use) failed due to resource hungry "modern" Linux distros.
Recently I discovered #!.
Damn good on real hardware and also in VM (mem footprint around 70MB!) + it looks awsome and has great community support!
Because it has a good community is light weight, fast and worked straight out the box (for me anyway)
"Do or do not. There is no try." ~ Master Jedi Yoda
I use #! because Archlinux has taken some unfortunate turns and the sttitude of the developers has just been too sour to ignore. Gentoo was and is a nice distro but I just don't have that kind of time anymore just to keep things running.
#! gives me almost 100% of what I do to customize an install without any effort. CoreNominal has a real winner here! Thanks for all your hard work Phillip!
#! has the most impressive startup time I've ever encountered for a full featured distro. It's around 5-6 seconds. Even Puppy takes a bit longer. Of course having access to Debian repos and apt-get is very convenient. I started using Debian in 2005 after returning to Linux. Still get this warm coming home feeling when using a Debian derivative that stays close to the roots.
Openbox is great. ArchBang introduced me to it really when I got fed up with the KDE 4 and Gnome circus. Anyway, I 'd been on Xfce most of the time since 2006 already. Openbox is more elegant and renders/redraws faster than Fluxbox in my experience. Wireless is up by the time I have logged in. Good choice of applications to start with, too.
I just spent the majority of my day removing viruses, malware, and other assorted crap off a Windows Vista machine. Nothing makes you appreciate #! more than seeing what others are willing to put up with...
I use it because it is beautifully simplistic and in such elegant fashion! I love minimalism and this distro has everything I need and is easy to use. The fact that it is a gorgeous lightweight distro is one of it's best qualities. Not to mention the easy installation process! It took me minutes to install it on my super old 4gb compaq! And it's running as fast as a new laptop. I send my personal thanks to the creator of this distro. I also find it cool that when you want to install Chrome you just click "install Chrome" on the right click menu and bam! The terminal guides you through the installation process. Wonderful!
i use it because i looked up which distro is from the united kingdom and found this,i know it is a stupid idea but after using it i like it a lot.
Funny, but when I look at other distro's now, I compare them to #!
1 Derived from Debian?
2 OpenBox or Xfce?
3 If the answer is NO to either of these, not sure it's worth the download.
Haven't really found anything better anywhere.
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crunchbox: Phenom II X6 1055T | 8GB RAM | OCZ Vertex 4 128GB | Radeon 7870XT | Win7 / #! 11 (i3 WM)
lambdacore: 4x Opteron 8431 | 16GB RAM | 2x1TB mirrored (ZFSoL) | Debian 7 (headless)
crunchtop: Acer Aspire 1410 11.6" | 2GB RAM | Crucial M4 128GB | #! 11 (i3 WM)
That should be an official wallpaper.