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#1 2015-01-23 22:35:54

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crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

I am undecided whether to reinstall or crunchbang ArchBang since ArchBang is newer, what are the strengths and weaknesses? crunchbang know why used for several years. Thank You.

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#2 2015-01-23 22:43:02

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

What do you prefer: stability (CrunchBang) or living on the edge (Arch).

Both have their pros and cons.

There is also "#! Animal" - that's #! (Debian) Stable taken to #! (Debian) unstable - or SID.


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#3 2015-01-23 23:07:29

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

Crunchbang, go with Crunchbang.

if you want a bleeding edge archbang, build your own with arch proper!

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#4 2015-01-24 07:48:52

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

Yes both thank you very much!  big_smile


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#5 2015-01-24 12:30:27

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

I have to agree with CSCoder4ever - build ARCH the way you want it and add the "crunchy" stuff


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#6 2015-01-24 14:24:23

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

@Oday: Before you try Archbang or try to create your own crunchy spin with Arch the Arch way, why don't you reinstall #! Waldorf and then update to #! Animal, i.e., unstable/SID, as suggested by Sector11? There are numerous how to upgrade in the #! forums, but first check Unstable upgrade.

FWIW, I've been running unstable for several months and it's been rock solid.  smile


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#7 2015-01-25 20:20:03

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

Thanks , I tried viperr and is fantastic !

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#8 2015-01-25 20:51:53

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

8)  CrunchBang vs ArchBang = Fedora  ]:D

OK, works for me.   smile


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#9 2015-01-26 01:47:55

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

@op
I see you have edited the thread title to crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr
All of them use a "crunchified base" aka Openbox + Tint2 + Conky
So here is how i see it:

Crunchbang is based on Debian stable, rock solid and very well polished with a smooth ootb expierience (thanks to corepa) but comes with outdated (stable) software. Package Manegement is handled with apt/dpkg (Console) or synaptic (Gui)
Archbang is based on Arch which is a rolling release with bleeding edge software, solid if you can handle it but very basic and not polished at all. Package Management only with pacman on the commandline.
Viperr is based on fedora the community branch of red hat linux. The software is pretty up to date (rolling release also) and it has some rough edges (localization for example). Package Management via yum (Console) or yumex (Gui)

It comes down to what you prefere. Stable or bleeding edge software and what type of Package Management.
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#10 2015-01-26 06:11:18

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

And to complicate your choice with more options, you might consider Manjaro Openbox: openbox/tint2/conky on an Arch base with a bit more polish than ArchBang.


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#11 2015-01-26 06:23:08

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

cpoakes wrote:

And to complicate your choice with more options, you might consider Manjaro Openbox: openbox/tint2/conky on an Arch base with a bit more polish than ArchBang.

Hmmm... I just tried that. Very pretty, but nothing works. Even installing Firefox is a PITA.

@op: I'm also using Viperr, and very happy with it.  big_smile

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#12 2015-01-26 14:04:17

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

Which is lighter and faster between ArchBang , viperr and crunchbang ?

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#13 2015-01-26 14:07:32

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

Animal download link?

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#14 2015-01-26 14:18:46

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

0day wrote:

Animal download link?

HowTo: Upgrade the #! Point Release to sid

linuxbbq - "sidbang"


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#15 2015-01-26 14:24:05

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

No "Animal" download link.

Download #! v11 and take that to sid.  There are some HowTo's (and some DON'T DO's) on the form.  Have a look around, one recently updated HowTo to get you started

EDIT: Out Ninja'd by the great damo!  I type slow!

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#16 2015-01-26 14:42:25

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

damo wrote:

linuxbbq - "sidbang"

As a moderator and a devoted fanboi of CrunchBang, I wholeheartedly endorse this recommendation.  Going from Stable to Testing to Unstable is a long, labor-intensive process, often fraught with stumbling blocks, speed bumps, rapids, herds of ponies buffalo...mass hysteria.  Much easier and saner to start with something that has been scratch-built from a netinstall like sidbang.

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#17 2015-01-26 15:10:08

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

0day wrote:

Which is lighter and faster between ArchBang , viperr and crunchbang ?

Arch-proper would be faster and lighter than all of these, especially Archbang.

but as pvsage suggested, sidbang from linuxbbq might be what you want.

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#18 2015-01-26 16:46:45

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Re: crunchbang vs archbang vs viperr

CSCoder4ever wrote:

Arch-proper would be faster and lighter than all of these, especially Archbang.

That of course completely depends on what you do with your "Arch-proper".


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