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#1 2013-06-24 07:48:57

nebulaehair
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Registered: 2013-01-05
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I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

I want to know if you dudes or dudettes are fond of using either one or two distros on your laptop?
For me I've fallen in love with Crunchbang Linux and LXLE (Lubuntu Extra Life Extension) both are fantastic. The things I can't do with Crunchbang Linux I do with LXLE that way I can get the best of both worlds. I'm using LXLE mainly for emulator gaming 'cause it responds super quick and it can be as lightweight as Crunchbang Linux. I'm curious if there's any Windows users dualbooting with Crunchbang Linux around...share your experiences with the rest of us crunchbangers!

Edit: for those intereseted, I stumbled upon Puppy Arcade to be a suitable distro solely for filling up my gaming needs. No need to have lxle now. ^__^v

here's a couple of screenshots of Puppy Arcade in action:

puppy_arcade_desktop.png

bioschecker.png

Last edited by nebulaehair (2013-06-24 16:21:06)


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#2 2013-06-24 08:39:42

GekkoP
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Been using only one distro for PC for years. Different distros, but on different desktops/laptops. At the moment I got 2  laptops with #! and my HP media server with Ubuntu 12.04. I'm already planning to put #! on the HP since PS3 Media Server works with CrunchBang too. I don't like switching distros, I rather stick with the one I like more. And now it's #!

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#3 2013-06-24 08:46:01

nebulaehair
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

GekkoP wrote:

Been using only one distro for PC for years. Different distros, but on different desktops/laptops. At the moment I got 2  laptops with #! and my HP media server with Ubuntu 12.04. I'm already planning to put #! on the HP since PS3 Media Server works with CrunchBang too. I don't like switching distros, I rather stick with the one I like more. And now it's #!

I thought being able to work around two different distros would extend my change of acquiring multiple options when it came to gaming, but, ugh, it's a hassle to have two distros on one laptop. I found Puppy Arcade a few hours ago, I played around with it and works wonders straight out of the cd. No need to have a separate distro for gaming now when Puppy Arcade does even better! 8)

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- Coheed and Cambria.

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#4 2013-06-24 12:09:18

Iranon
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

I prefer Arch on my main machine (fairly current software, little tweaks made easy, good documentation). Since it throws tantrums if neglected for weeks on end, something Debian-y (usually !#) goes on machines I don't use on a daily basis.

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#5 2013-06-24 12:49:33

DebianJoe
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

I don't know if I can answer this question.  There are just so many great ones out there.  Can I pick 3?
Arch/openSUSE/Debian.

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#6 2013-06-24 15:03:49

th3pun15h3r
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

I kept coming to #! because I loved the openbox style.  Plus I liked with nitrogen and ARandR to be easily setup dual monitors with 2 different wallpapers.  I just dug into the forums for how to setup netflix-desktop and steam for linux going, I then had pretty much everything I needed (oh and the latest playonlinux).  Only thing I plan to maybe do is switch to sid repos either with my current system or the next time it goes bang and have to reinstall smile.

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#7 2013-06-24 15:11:34

uname
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

LXLE is Ubuntu and Crunchbang is Debian. I am a Debian user and so i like #! and Vanilla Debian.

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#8 2013-06-24 15:37:03

JWJones
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

My favorites are in my sig line, but what I'm currently using and liking are:

Crunchbang 11
siduction 13.1.0 LXDE
Kanotix 2013 LXDE
LinuxBBQ "Enough"
Slackware 14 Xfce

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#9 2013-06-24 16:03:36

Enigma
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Registered: 2012-12-11
Posts: 124

Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Crunchbang 11 on laptop
Lubuntu 12.10 on desktop


The beauty of living things is not the atoms that go into it,
but the way those atoms are put together.

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#10 2013-06-24 16:17:55

nebulaehair
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

DebianJoe wrote:

I don't know if I can answer this question.  There are just so many great ones out there.  Can I pick 3?
Arch/openSUSE/Debian.

Yeah, you can do whatever you like.


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

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#11 2013-06-24 16:21:19

KrunchTime
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Dual-booting CrunchBang 11 and CrunchBang 11 - Sid on one laptop; triple-booting Windows 7, CrunchBang 11, and CrunchBang 11 - Sid on my other laptop.  There are still things that I can only do in Windows, hence the dedicated partition on one of my laptops.  Otherwise, I would seriously consider completely ridding myself of Windows.

I'm with GekkoP...I tend to stick with a distro I like and at this point in my Linux life it's CrunchBang.


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#12 2013-06-24 17:51:59

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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Mine are in my sig.  smile


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Currently:  AntiX, & Crunchbang.
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#13 2013-06-24 19:08:50

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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

@nebulaehair...

Thanks for the screenshots, but in the future consider using www.postimage.org and use one of the two links for web forum use.

Why?  Note the difference between the images you posted and an image for web forum use; http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 67#p317467.

wink

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#14 2013-06-24 19:13:21

anticapitalista
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

antiX and refracta

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#15 2013-06-24 19:26:20

nebulaehair
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

KrunchTime wrote:

@nebulaehair...

Thanks for the screenshots, but in the future consider using www.postimage.org and use one of the two links for web forum use.

Why?  Note the difference between the images you posted and an image for web forum use; http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 67#p317467.

wink

Noted. Will do next time as suggested!


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

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#16 2013-06-24 22:39:20

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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Crunchbang on my computer, Porteus LXDE on USB to go.


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#17 2013-06-25 03:46:28

nebulaehair
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Okay okay, so, my list of favorite distros keeps getting longer haha:

Crunchbang 11
Pinguy OS
Puppy Arcade Linux
Linux Lite


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

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#18 2013-06-25 05:29:08

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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

I tried distro-hopping when I was tired of Dellbuntu 8.04 and later Ubuntu releases; when I found CrunchBang (then based on Ubuntu 9.04, if I recall correctly), I stopped hopping.  I guess when it comes to operating systems and Linux distros, I'm a serial monogamist. 8o

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#19 2013-06-25 10:54:45

nebulaehair
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

pvsage wrote:

I tried distro-hopping when I was tired of Dellbuntu 8.04 and later Ubuntu releases; when I found CrunchBang (then based on Ubuntu 9.04, if I recall correctly), I stopped hopping.  I guess when it comes to operating systems and Linux distros, I'm a serial monogamist. 8o

It's funny because even if I try really hard to hop from one distro to another eventually I return to the amazing #! I guess I need another distro to make me feel "homesick" tongue getting back to #! always puts a smile on my face. But hey, it never hurts anyone to keep trying other distros for the sake of the community smile


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

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#20 2013-06-25 13:36:18

Rumpelstiltskin
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

My favorites are manjaro and debian testing, all of them using xfce.

I think I'm going to try puppy arcade on my arcade machine, right now is using xp and mala but I think certain games could run better.

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#21 2013-06-25 16:15:09

dgz
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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 380

Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

i'm only using #!, but i use slitaz and puppy for portable distros.

puppy arcade looks cool.

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#22 2013-06-25 16:51:25

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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Statler and Waldorf. big_smile

OK, they're one in the same. I deal with a handful of distros on a regular basis, but my top, numero-uno distro for daily use is . . . wait for it . . . this one, of course. CrunchBang rules.

A distant second is Fedora, since I have a long history with that project.


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#23 2013-06-25 21:15:02

Barnabyh
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

The ones I'm using: CrunchBang, Slackware, SalixOS. Using another one on a backup laptop but that's more for practical purposes for work rather than a preference.


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#24 2013-06-25 22:06:49

nebulaehair
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

Rumpelstiltskin wrote:

My favorites are manjaro and debian testing, all of them using xfce.

I think I'm going to try puppy arcade on my arcade machine, right now is using xp and mala but I think certain games could run better.

What's the difference between debian "stable" and debian "testing"?


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

my favorite distros: solyd xk | kwheezy

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#25 2013-06-26 05:23:01

DebianJoe
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Re: I finally found my two favorite distros.....which are yours?

nebulaehair wrote:

What's the difference between debian "stable" and debian "testing"?

debian/releases

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