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#1 2013-04-24 02:52:06

codingman
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From: Darkstar
Registered: 2013-03-22
Posts: 356

Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

I had been distro hopping from a Fedora 18 install when I came across #!. I decided to give it a try as well as some other distros, e.g. Bodhi, Gentoo, OPENSuse, Mint, SliTaz, etc. So I burned them to some disks and gave them a spin. Some were mediochre, some had so much eye-candy they made me gag, and the remaining took me too much time to install (e.g. Arch). Then there was a compromise of both simplicity and a graphical installation so that It wouldn't take me too long to install at the time. That one OS was Crunchbang. I want to thank the developers for all their hard work. Believe me, I have dealt with some junky OS's over the years, and this one is NOT part of that very long list.

P.S. I reccommend having an vomit-resistant computer to use for distro hopping. Especially with KDE distros.

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#2 2013-04-24 03:10:39

txbahai
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Registered: 2013-02-05
Posts: 175

Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

Welcome sir, happy to have you around.


Kindest Regards,
Tim A

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#3 2013-04-24 03:15:55

douglas
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From: Dallas, Texas
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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

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#4 2013-04-28 20:56:09

codingman
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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!


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#5 2013-04-28 21:12:12

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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

^ I'm a moderator here, and I approve this post. cool

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#6 2013-04-28 21:29:02

codingman
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From: Darkstar
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Posts: 356

Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

^Thanks.  tongue


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#7 2013-04-28 23:21:34

hammy_283
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From: British Columbia, Canada
Registered: 2013-03-04
Posts: 62

Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

Hi coding man and welcome to crunchbang. I have also tried so many distros. At one point in trying distros, I lost a few pounds due to some nauseating environments. My family and friends thought I was anorexic. lol

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#8 2013-04-29 05:17:57

DebianJoe
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#9 2013-04-29 22:49:04

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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

so happy #!  big_smile

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#10 2013-05-11 01:47:25

ew
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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!


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#11 2013-05-11 05:31:09

rjpope42
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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

I don't find KDE that bad, it's just incredibly feature heavy (takes some getting used to)

I've been distro hopping for about a year
I've finally settled into Kubuntu on my massive powerhouse computer that's dual booting win 7 (only for word tongue)
and...
#! on everything else!!

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#12 2013-05-11 11:36:10

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#13 2013-05-11 12:51:32

Alefa
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From: Freiburg, Germany
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Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

Imho, KDE is an excellent desktop environment for more powerful computers, but it did take a long time until I got used to it. I'm not using all of the advanced features, but I've really come to rely on some of them. KRunner is a great launcher for everything, programs, files, websites etc. I also really like the way I can control the window manager with keyboard shortcuts. Another nice feature is the modularity and integration of the KDE programs. For example, Konsole (the terminal program) can be used as a standalone program, as an integrated terminal in Kate and Dolphin, and as a dropdown terminal (Yakuake).
Whether one likes the look of KDE is a matter of taste, of course, but that can be changed. You can give it a very minimalistic look if you want.

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#14 2013-05-11 13:52:27

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#15 2013-05-11 14:33:26

Alefa
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#16 2013-05-11 16:08:13

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#17 2013-05-11 16:31:43

Alefa
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#18 2013-05-11 17:48:55

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#19 2013-05-11 18:05:25

Alefa
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#20 2013-05-11 20:02:53

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#21 2013-05-12 09:44:55

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#22 2013-05-12 11:03:57

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#23 2013-05-12 12:22:58

Alefa
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From: Freiburg, Germany
Registered: 2013-03-29
Posts: 42

Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

@ew: As I mentioned, it took me quite a while to get used to KDE, but now configuring a new Kubuntu installation to my liking takes definitely less time than doing the same on Crunchbang. That's just because I know my way around KDE, whereas openbox, tint2 and the rest are new to me. I'm having fun configuring Crunchbang on my private computer, but at the moment I wouldn't put it on my work computer because there I have to be really efficient and not waste time trying to make things work. I guess for you it's the other way around.

@hhh: Very nice desktop! KDE can be made to look very good, although I slightly prefer the look of GTK apps.

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#24 2013-05-12 15:32:24

hhh
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Posts: 3,253

Re: Thanks for creating a lightweight distro that's simple!

^Thanks, that was a short lived install on my desktop a year or more ago. I would like more than a gig of RAM to run KDE, but that seems silly when even GNOME runs fine on a gig or less. I also have always preferred GTK apps. But I am a sucker for transparency with Gaussian blur, freaking gorgeous.

@ew, I am mystified by people's obsession with boot times. Do you cold boot 5 times a day? Start the computer, grab a drink of water and it's ready.

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#25 2013-05-12 16:29:12

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