Crunchbang 11 Waldorf review

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Mrkvonic

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    Here's a reasonable review of Crunchbang 11 Waldorf 64-bit edition (beta), a Debian-based distribution with Openbox, tested on a laptop with SSD, including failed live session, text-based installation in a quadruple-boot configuration and post-install usage, covering Wireless, Samba, look & feel, ease of use, settings and accessibility, useful post-install user setup wizard, multimedia support - Flash and MP3, Java support, package management, applications choice, system resources, suspend & resume, stability, some problems with printing, laptop Function keys, other niggles, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/crunchbang-waldorf.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. I think Crunchbang suffers a little from the fact that any desktop distro is a minute from being converted into a copy of it, just minus some (unnecessary) bells and whistles. Just install Openbox and a couple other packages, write three or four lines of autostart script, and you've got something very much like Crunchbang.

    (This works especially well on OpenSUSE and Fedora, which use automatically generated menus in their default Openbox configs.)

    Also a bunch of major distros ship with IceWM installed. Long story short, I don't see the need for Crunchbang as a separate distro.
     
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