- February 23rd, 2008
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Archive for February, 2008
Philip Newborough has taken the base flavor of Ubuntu, shaken a little bit of OpenBox on top, added a pinch of applications to suit his taste, and the result is CrunchBang Linux (#!). I’ve been running this now on two different systems, both of which are old and limited on resources, and I have been extrememly pleased with the results. After attempting (and failing) to create my own flavor of Ubuntu-light (base Ubuntu using a tiling window manager such as Awesome or Xmonad), I was very pleased to run across #!. I do still want to get a system up and running with a tiling window manager and see what that’s like, but in the mean time, #! is working well on my old PII and PIII laptops.
Up until now, I’ve been using version 7.10.01. Version .02 came out today, and mostly seems to have just been updated with some more software and a modified theme. For the old systems that I am using #! on, I’d rather have a lighter weight OS and probably won’t use the apps that have been packaged in version .02, so for now, I’m sticking with the original version. I like the default theme better in .01 anyway too. The 7.10 in the version number specifies that the OS is based on Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon.
Anyway, I’ve been extremely pleased thus far with #! and plan to continue to use it. I recommend trying it out. Links to ISO’s and mirror sites can be found at the bottom of the #! project homepage.