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#1 2015-09-17 18:16:43

grrlz
Member
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 11

Hello from Germany

Hello together,

I'm brand new to BunsenLabs, but I installed #! a few month ago. #! is really awesome, but I'm not sure if I should install BL, as long as there is no release. Or is the RC already stable enough????? Howsoever: Hello community, I'm lucky to explore Debian+Openbox and I hope BL ASAP.

Greets!

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#2 2015-09-17 20:13:47

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: Hello from Germany

hello grrlz, welcome to the forums!

unless you're planning to install on really old hardware (definitely older than 5 years), you should go with bunsenlabs instead of crunchbang. it's stable enough imo.

both distros are 99% debian - crunchbang now is debian oldstable, and bunsen is debian stable.

maybe you want to go to debian wiki pages and find out what the exact difference is.

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#3 2015-09-17 21:23:29

Bearded_Blunder
#! Junkie
Registered: 2014-04-04
Posts: 262

Re: Hello from Germany

Hi grrlz, welcome
I'll second what ohnonot said, and add I think he's being cautious, I don't think I'd worry with old hardware unless truly ancient.
OK I ran into some old hardware issues, but then I expected to on a 14 year old P3 box which started life preloaded with Win2K and doesn't quite meet the system requirements for Debian stable.

I'd consider giving RC1 a whirl on anything Pentium 4 class or above, especially if you can set up to dual boot for trying it, the live session should give you a good idea how nicely it plays with your hardware.

The general consensus is BL is more stable and sorted than a beta, hence the Release Candidate status.
The question being asked with an RC is "do you agree with us this is ready?" rather than a beta where it's "please find the bugs for us".


Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed...

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#4 2015-09-18 01:18:42

johnraff
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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 4,148
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Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome to the forum grrlz!

Agree with Bearded_Blunder you can probably try BunsenLabs RC1 without much risk. There may still be a few things to fix, but nothing disastrous, we think.


John
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#5 2015-09-18 06:31:39

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: Hello from Germany

bearded_blunder, you misinterpreted my statement.
what i meant is this: "only if your hardware is definitely older than 5 years should you even consider using crunchbang."
that's not the same as saying that you can't install bunsen on hardware older than 5 years.

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#6 2015-09-18 07:02:27

Bearded_Blunder
#! Junkie
Registered: 2014-04-04
Posts: 262

Re: Hello from Germany

ohnonot wrote:

bearded_blunder, you misinterpreted my statement.
what i meant is this: "only if your hardware is definitely older than 5 years should you even consider using crunchbang."
that's not the same as saying that you can't install bunsen on hardware older than 5 years.

My bad, sorry.


Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed...

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#7 2015-09-18 09:46:30

grrlz
Member
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 11

Re: Hello from Germany

Thank you for the answers and welcome greetings. I installed BL RC1 on my Acer Extensa 5620 (nearly 8 years old laptop) as the main OS. I guess that bug fixes and enhancements over the repos installed in the system automatically, right? Or should I install BL again, as it becomes available as a release?

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#8 2015-09-18 12:54:35

tknomanzr
#! Die Hard
From: Heavener, OK
Registered: 2014-12-09
Posts: 777

Re: Hello from Germany

sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade will keep BL fresh just as it does for Debian, since @twoion set up the repositories for it.

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#9 2015-09-18 13:32:20

grrlz
Member
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 11

Re: Hello from Germany

Perfect@tknomanzr: that's the way I usually go.

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#10 2015-09-22 06:31:09

KrunchTime
#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome to our world, grrlz and greetings from the U.S.


Linux User #586672
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#11 2015-09-26 09:51:18

Nili
#! Die Hard
From: 127.0.0.1
Registered: 2013-03-20
Posts: 811
Website

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome on board grrlz!  smile


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