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#1 2013-01-24 08:59:57

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

The aim of this thread is to stimulate some positive good-natured CrunchBang navel gazing O:)

There are just two rules:

  • No reference to other operating systems be they other Linux, BSD, UNIX, Windows, OS X, Haiku, Minix, Plan 9 etc. Debian is perhaps an exception, since CrunchBang is still Debian ultimately.

  • No negativity e.g. don't say I love CrunchBang because the alternatives were too bloated or they sucked. Say something like, I was looking for a lightweight Linux operating system that was discreet and elegant in a minimalistic way.

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#2 2013-01-24 09:40:03

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

I use plain Debian, so:
a) the no viruses thing makes my main computer activity (porn) very easy - I can be watching porn about 20 minutes after I pop the install media in
b) everything gets installed from the same place and updated at the same time
c) rtorrent

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#3 2013-01-24 10:13:37

Ferre
#! Member
From: Belgium
Registered: 2011-02-19
Posts: 76

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

This Waldorf version is the very first distro that works flawlessly. No error code, no weird behavior, just perfect.


A computer without Windows is like a pie without mustard #!

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#4 2013-01-24 10:45:29

fatmac
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

I'm using Crunchbang because it is Debian without the need to add in nonfree for most of my machines straight from the installer.
It is very usable straight away, only need to setup your internet.
It has most of the programs that I would install for myself on Debian.
It has the best forum that I've had the pleasure to be part of.
I like it.


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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#5 2013-01-24 12:11:41

dkeg
#! Die Hard
From: Mid-Atlantic Grill
Registered: 2011-12-05
Posts: 727

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

@IntoCB -  used the b-word lol

cb was my eye opening into what is possible using Linux.  Before I used the more general public friendly Linux distro's, but felt that if I was going to use Linux, why use a distro that somewhat resembles using the more standard OS.  I mean in the  terms of using a GUI front end for just about everything.  I wanted to use Linux for the power and configurability that it offers, something more minimal.  I found cb and haven't looked back.  CB has really helped me to grow knowledge wise and really brought to me a new hobbey and enjoyment using my computer.   Technnically speaking, it has also been a big boost.  I currently have since followed up with experimenting and using another distro as my main, but I owe a lot to what I have gotten with cb and the community and that's why I'm still around to give back when I can.


grill it | the rocky path may just be the best path

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#6 2013-01-24 12:27:05

MekkaGodzilla
Member
From: Lyon, France
Registered: 2011-07-02
Posts: 18

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

  • It’s fast

  • Configurable

  • Great default app selection

  • It just works

  • It’s stable

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#7 2013-01-24 14:37:42

rkwurth
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-09-04
Posts: 365

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

I happen to like openbox.

I already bought the hoodie.

Crunchbang looks better by default.

I enjoy a full desktop environment without feeling obligated to use certain applications.

My laptop runs well with it, and plays no tricks on me.

It's just plain Debian.

Community.

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#8 2013-01-24 14:45:06

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

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

-light and lean
-openbox rocks
-not loaded up with heavier apps i do not use
-community is awesome

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#9 2013-01-24 14:45:10

bobobex
The Better Half
From: Lincoln, UK
Registered: 2008-11-26
Posts: 1,260

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

What do I love about CrunchBang?

  • I love the developer of CrunchBang

  • I'm married to the developer of CrunchBang, whom I love (have I already mentioned that!)

  • The CrunchBang community, who are most awesome smile

  • The configurability of CrunchBang to suit my needs

All of the above smile


Politeness, Respect, Trust, Humility - forum etiquette I abide by!
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#10 2013-01-24 15:53:27

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

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

I love the gunmetal color the most (#2E3436), so #! comes natural.

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#11 2013-01-24 15:53:56

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

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade


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

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#12 2013-01-24 17:24:11

iwre0
New Member
Registered: 2012-12-11
Posts: 7

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

bobobex wrote:

What do I love about CrunchBang?

  • I love the developer of CrunchBang

  • I'm married to the developer of CrunchBang, whom I love (have I already mentioned that!)

All of the above smile


jajaja You have the best reasons !

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#13 2013-01-24 17:51:20

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

So there we have it.

If you like watching porn and you're married to the developer, CrunchBang is the ideal operating system for you.

For me, it does what I want an OS to do, doesn't get in the way and looks a bit like the album art for Unknown Pleasures.

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#14 2013-01-27 18:03:18

Barnabyh
#! Die Hard
From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 825
Website

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

@el_koraco Thanks for being so honest wink .

@fatmac and @rkwurth Ditto, no need to repeat it all.


From ArchBang to SlackBang | Project SlackBang

Say no to bugs. - It's not a bug, it's a worm.

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#15 2013-01-28 20:13:57

CBizgreat!
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-07-27
Posts: 1,865

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

Lmao El_ lol

Well ... CRUNCH and BANG ... Happen to be a couple of my favorite words anyway. When ya put them to together and mix them with nixy goodness on top of it, logic dictates that'd have to be @ least twice as good as separately !!! wink

Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-01-28 20:15:23)


Some common cbiz abbreviations. This will save me time and yet @ same time tell folks what the babble is supposed to mean.

Vll ! = ( Viva la gnu/Linux !)    Vl#!! = ( Viva la #! !)    Last but not least, UD ... OD ! = ( Use Debian ... or die !) tongue

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#16 2013-01-28 20:46:10

chameleon
UK #! Guy
From: Luxembourg
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 719
Website

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

@bobobex
Greetings from Luxembourg and well said.
Hubby has created a masterpiece  cool
One of my ambitions, if and when I reach retirement, and have the time, is to create a Linux distro/let.
A fraction of what Corenominal has achieved would be a success for me...
Keep up the great work guys and gals!

P.S. and as you say configurability and community is all important  big_smile

Last edited by chameleon (2013-01-28 20:48:06)

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#17 2013-01-28 21:15:45

JT
Member
Registered: 2012-12-23
Posts: 16

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

  • Minimal pre-configured debian release

  • Sensible design

  • Nice community

  • Easy to tinker with

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#18 2013-01-28 21:23:35

drum
#! Member
From: /home/drum
Registered: 2011-04-23
Posts: 74

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

*very good looking
*lightweight
*easy to install
*it just works

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#19 2013-01-29 00:56:45

vrkalak
#! Die Hard
From: Las Vegas > US
Registered: 2009-09-14
Posts: 1,647

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

#!Crunchbang and Openbox WM > make a great combo for a GNU/Linux OS, light on resources.
Highly and easily configurable.  Extensive Repros.
Minimalist/light Desktop and good selection of 'default' Apps,

As someone else once said, "It does what I expect of it, when I expect it - otherwise, stays out of my way."


Registered Linux User: #497030
my DeviantART page
-- #!Crunchbang- Sid "Animal"  (Fluxbox) -- LMDE Fluxbox Edition -- Manjaro-Fluxbox --

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#20 2013-01-29 03:53:33

johnraff
nullglob
From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 4,148
Website

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

Apart from what's already been said, I like the way everything fits together. It's all easily tweakable to my personal taste, but out of the box the whole setup makes sense, on the surface and under the hood.

This is the advantage of having almost everything designed by one person, to one vision.


John
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( a boring Japan blog , Japan Links, idle twitterings  and GitStuff )
#! forum moderator    BunsenLabs

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#21 2013-01-31 01:12:13

rockon1215
Member
From: Florida
Registered: 2009-05-30
Posts: 39

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

  • I love the color grey (most important)

  • I love that openbox and tint2 are very customizable while having extremely awesome (not the WM) defaults

  • The community (I'm a huge lurker though, I never post)

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#22 2013-01-31 01:15:04

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

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

drum wrote:

*very good looking
*lightweight
*easy to install
*it just works

Ditto

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#23 2013-02-01 16:25:32

Morley
#! CrunchBanger
From: Albuquerque
Registered: 2010-02-17
Posts: 178

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

The start up script and general aesthetics upon first boot are ... wonderful.


I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation!

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#24 2013-02-01 19:13:37

incogn1to
#! CrunchBanger
From: Riga, Latvia
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 125
Website

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

IMHO #! is properly configured Debian and works quite well out of the box. It's enough for me smile


Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want
Samsung 535U3C

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Be excellent to each other!

#25 2013-02-02 08:28:22

vic
#! by Default
From: /grill
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,361

Re: Without referring to other OS, what do you love about CrunchBang?

The details of its perfection.


Time to move on!#

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