It's new distro day. Anybody who has made the switch from Mint have any tips to make it easier on myself. Nice to meet y'all - thanks in advance to everybody!
Brett La Bombarda
Welcome bplabombarda! Enjoy the incredible #! distro!
From Mint to Crunchbang.. hmm. It's a bit of a paradigm shift - in Mint you have "more" but also more to deal with when things turns ugly.
I've made a few guides for beginners (see signature). Good luck and welcome to this small part of Tuxland.
Last edited by Alad (2014-05-04 02:54:50)
I'm afraid I've never used Mint, myself. But Crunchbang is Linux. And it does do a fine job of keeping it simple.
Employ and enjoy!
"If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life."
#! is a Ferrari - Mint is an Peugeot.
#! based on Debian (mean fastest system) - Mint based on Ubuntu (mean slow, stuck, crash system).
#! use Thunar/Openbox (mean faster roadrunner) - Mint use Cinnamon/Nemo (only for new computers).
#! boot 10sec - Mint boot 25sec
#! consumes less CPU & RAM - Mint consumes a lot, enough a little aperitif 50% CPU in use and 800MB RAM.
#! startup with 75MB - Mint start with 250/300MB
#! Simplified - Mint bloated.
#! has a stylish creative menu thanks to OBmenu - Mint have just a big Window$ start menu.
#! have not much pre-installed unnecessary applications - Mint, there are plenty that is not necessary to mention.
May i order other stuff #! superior over Mint but better find yourself.
Welcome to #! Crunchbang... Enjoy this awesome Linux Distro and have fun tweaking it.
P.S. I come from Mint too, used Linux Mint for almost a year and half. I did not turn my mind back in any Ubuntu system since i found Crunchbang or Debian.
Lastly, Ubuntu is based on Debian therefore it is best to use the real system.
Last edited by Nili (2014-05-04 14:21:35)
Thanks everybody for the kind words!
@Alad: Those guides are exactly what I need!
@Nili: It sounds like we switched over for the same reasons. I was really itching to be using a Debian based distro and cut some of the fat.
Brett La Bombarda
I'm former user of Mint too. My reason for using #! is the simplicity and of course because of the "tweak it yourself" method. If for example in Mint you are trying to uninstall some built-in program - the whole DE will scream! But in #! you have a big freedom in doing what you are doing.
Have a nice stay and welcome!
^Since #! is Debian, you can change to testing or unstable, too.
As for Mint vs #!, the main difference is say Cinnamon, KDE, XFCE (in Mint) vs OpenBox in #!.
You can install KDE and XFCE in #! if you want. Cinnamon is in Debian testing (I think) but older than Mint's.
Last edited by hinto (2014-05-06 15:47:30)
The only application I have installed which is from testing (IIRC) is calibre e-book and that's because the stable version is so old, the fanfiction downloader plugin does not work with it.
You could start testing #! Janice if you're interested in newer packages.