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#1 2013-01-10 00:28:48

DanielMii
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Similar to CrunchBang?

I wish to know if there are other distros out there that we failed to know for some reasons. like it never appeared on distrowatch, or google. whatever. Just wondering if other distros can be compared or similar has CB. Thanks.

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#2 2013-01-10 00:43:04

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

The most similar in my opinion is Debian (though you've probably already heard of that one wink).


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#3 2013-01-10 01:31:47

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

There are a gazillion wellsetuplightweight distros out there for sure, but if you find one that can compare to tiny little #! (coolness, awesomeness and such a great community and blahblah...), just let me know.


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#4 2013-01-10 01:52:54

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

Have you checked out LinuxBBQ yet? http://linuxbbq.org/

"Proof" is a nice lightweight spin on Xfce, with an iso at only 286M. http://linuxbbq.org/wordpress/?p=173

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#5 2013-01-10 02:38:54

DanielMii
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

Yes I have visited BBQ linux, they show many promises and when I saw so much versions on a same page I went yayyy! many many things to have fun with. smile

I haven't tried 'Proof' yet. is it stable and ready for internet surfing etc? no problems with WiFi?

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#6 2013-01-10 06:40:21

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

There are also quite a few "Crunch Puppies" out there...basically Puppy Linux Puplets with Openbox/LXDE.  They seem well-done, but I understand Puppy's package management is different...

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#7 2013-01-10 08:30:17

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

how about semplice or vsido?


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#8 2013-01-10 08:32:53

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

DanielMii wrote:

I haven't tried 'Proof' yet. is it stable and ready for internet surfing etc? no problems with WiFi?

Just gavce it a spin and it feels pretty solid. Nicest xfce feel I've ever used,
Nice collection of bbq* scripts and uses ceni for networking as far as I can tell.

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#9 2013-01-10 14:58:32

snowpine
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

DanielMii wrote:

I haven't tried 'Proof' yet. is it stable and ready for internet surfing etc? no problems with WiFi?

According to their web page, Proof is based on Unstable (aka 'Sid'), not Stable. I am sure it is ready for internet surfing, and supports many (though possibly not all) common wireless chipsets. What chipset do you have? smile


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#10 2013-01-10 15:38:34

DanielMii
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

Its AMD C 60 APU with radeon(tm) with HD Graphics.  neutral

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#11 2013-01-10 15:53:18

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

DanielMii wrote:

Its AMD C 60 APU with radeon(tm) with HD Graphics.  neutral

Well that's your problem right there: you need a wireless card to use wifi. smile


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#12 2013-01-10 16:55:06

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

snowpine wrote:
DanielMii wrote:

Its AMD C 60 APU with radeon(tm) with HD Graphics.  neutral

Well that's your problem right there: you need a wireless card to use wifi. smile

You know, you asked for chipset. Not wireless chipset  wink  {)


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#13 2013-01-10 16:56:09

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

No my laptop has WiFi. many Live linux cd distros out there do recognize it and np! smile So I took for a live spin these 2 distros this morning; Linux BBQ 'front' and 'elitist'....both didn't recognized my sound card. *weird. and the roaster browser is indeed lightweight, but so much so that many plug ins aren't installed. I just hate it when I surf the net and cannot watch right away my favorite youtubes. either because there is no sound or no plug ins to view them. grrr. but other than that, these 2 distros are cool. that is also a response to the previous messages here suggesting I try Linux BBQ front. Thanks man. Anyway, I noticed many linux distros are not having any sound, is it because its not fully installed and won't work when its LIVE?

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#14 2013-01-10 17:17:49

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

When trying/installing a distro I always had to unmute the sound first. Have you tried that? Open up alsamixer in a terminal and see.


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#15 2013-01-10 17:29:24

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

DanielMii wrote:

No my laptop has WiFi. many Live linux cd distros out there do recognize it and np! smile So I took for a live spin these 2 distros this morning; Linux BBQ 'front' and 'elitist'....both didn't recognized my sound card. *weird. and the roaster browser is indeed lightweight, but so much so that many plug ins aren't installed. I just hate it when I surf the net and cannot watch right away my favorite youtubes. either because there is no sound or no plug ins to view them. grrr. but other than that, these 2 distros are cool. that is also a response to the previous messages here suggesting I try Linux BBQ front. Thanks man. Anyway, I noticed many linux distros are not having any sound, is it because its not fully installed and won't work when its LIVE?

You need to provide details on your hardware to get any meaningful support.

lspci

Also you might get better answers if you start a new thread on BBQ forums: http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/

Most Linux distros do not include Flash for legal and philosophical reasons, because it is proprietary "non free" software. CrunchBang circumvents this for some reason, but I wouldn't use that as a basis to select a distro (since it is so easy to install the non-free components; ask on BBQ forums if you need help with this).

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#16 2013-01-10 18:48:06

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?


Linux since 1999
Currently:  AntiX, & Crunchbang.
A good general beginners book for Linux :- http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
A good Debian read :- http://debian-handbook.info/get/now/

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#17 2013-01-10 18:54:29

DanielMii
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

Thank you !Junkie   smile

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#18 2013-01-10 21:57:00

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

Archbang is an attempt at recreating something like #! with Arch Linux base, but sadly the developers had their sense of aesthetics surgically removed. smile

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#19 2013-01-10 22:23:51

DanielMii
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

I agree, Arch isn't really focused on this and more....

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#20 2013-01-10 22:41:44

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

antiX is great! smile

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#21 2013-01-10 22:48:45

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

I would echo anticapitalista -- antiX is an excellent distro.


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#22 2013-01-10 23:01:32

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

lcafiero wrote:

I would echo anticapitalista -- antiX is an excellent distro.

and i would echo both of you wink it's really interesting the distro, and with very good multilingual documentation ,,kewl


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#23 2013-01-11 00:26:54

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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

Ooh, I very much like the topic and am looking forward to trying some of the stuff mentioned.

One quick question RE: bbq.  Can someone explain to me the intended audience?  I've tried quite a few of them but have never run anything long-term as it seems that the sheer number of and time between offerings is well suited for someone suffering from ADHD.  All of the releases I've tried from that camp are some of the most polished and well-thought offerings I've seen but it really does feel to me like it's not meant to be used for long.  Maybe best suited to testers, VM's and distro-hoppers?

I know that this is a perfect question for the folks over on the BBQ forums, but they consider usernames of 6 characters to be too-short and thus not allowed, and I don't use different usernames smile  Besides, I know Mr. BBQ hangs here, so I thought I'd hang the question here smile

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#24 2013-01-11 00:44:52

DanielMii
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

I agree with your comments about BBQ. I registered today and I felt it weird that they were refusing my 1st idea of nick name to be too short lol. True also that BBQ attracts testers and hopers because for me, making 1 or 2 distros and perfecting it is by far the most important thing than creating tons of distros that ends up unused after some time. Good point.

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#25 2013-01-11 01:00:24

DanielMii
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Re: Similar to CrunchBang?

'Proof' from BBQ is awesome, but I wish to have if possible a distro that has it all, ready for use, like browser, torrents, youknow all the main programs that are very important without installing anything. Would be awesome on a platform like 'Proof'...I liked it a lot. Very promising future that distro.

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