Has anyone tried Crunchbang Linux?


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Behemoth

The latest version is based on Ubuntu 8.10 with the OpenBox WM, which makes it very appealing for older hardware systems and new systems alike. I installed it on the laptop I am posting with now, a Intel Celeron 2.0Ghz with 256m of RAM, and it runs very well. Since it is based on Ubuntu, it uses the Synaptic package manager, and should be a pretty seamless switch from *buntu if you need a lightweight distro. Check it out - Crunchbang Linux

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Guest GraphiteCube

How much space it occupies after you have installed into your computer?

I always think that Ubuntu is too huge in size and too fancy. I prefer Debian with minimal install and install additional package myself.

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Behemoth

I'm not real sure of how much space it takes once installed, but if resources or hard drive space is limited, they also have a Lite version, which is a "stripped down" version of Crunchbang. It offers lighter apps and a lighter panel and file manager, so that may be an option if you are considering using it.Try the live version to see if it fits. I went from Zenwalk, Xubuntu, and Vector linux on this laptop before I found !# (crunchbang) and I don't regret it at all.

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Unclear Relic

It's based on ubuntu 8.10 meaning desktop effects (enabled by default) will crash 845G hardware and freeze. I tried 8.10 on my old PC and the gnome mouse loading thing comes up then freezes right when it's about to display the desktop (when desktop effects start...) :(

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Behemoth
It's based on ubuntu 8.10 meaning desktop effects (enabled by default) will crash 845G hardware and freeze. I tried 8.10 on my old PC and the gnome mouse loading thing comes up then freezes right when it's about to display the desktop (when desktop effects start...) :(

I'm not sure (again :() if desktop effects are enabled with the Openbox WM, which I don't think they are. I've had no problems on this older laptop running it right out of the box. I had to install the Broadcom Restricted drivers for wireless, but other than that, everything worked on install. Give the live CD a try to see if it runs.

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TEX4S
I always think that Ubuntu is too huge in size and too fancy. ....

:huh:

too much for your 386 ?

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markjensen
It's based on ubuntu 8.10 meaning desktop effects (enabled by default) will crash 845G hardware and freeze. I tried 8.10 on my old PC and the gnome mouse loading thing comes up then freezes right when it's about to display the desktop (when desktop effects start...) :(

You are incorrect. Crunchbang runs Openbox as a Window Manager. The desktop effects you are talking about are Compiz. You can't run Compiz on Openbox, because they are both Window Managers.

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Behemoth
You are incorrect. Crunchbang runs Openbox as a Window Manager. The desktop effects you are talking about are Compiz. You can't run Compiz on Openbox, because they are both Window Managers.

Thanks, Mark. I thought the desktop effects didn't run on Openbox, but wasn't quiet sure.

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