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[News] Ubuntu Derivative CrunchBang Does Well on Sub-notebooks

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CrunchBang Linux, Netbooks at High Speed

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| Ever since getting my Eee PC, I’ve used Easy Peasy as my netbook optimized 
| operating system. But last week I discovered CrunchBang Linux (also referred 
| to as #!), a distribution built on top of Ubuntu that uses OpenBox as its 
| Window Manager. CruchBang Linux and its OpenBox environment are perfectly 
| suited to the Eee PC. CrunchBang has a Eee specific release called CrunchEee.  
| Eee PCs are by not slow, and they can run well by using a lot more resource 
| intensive systems, but there’s just no need for it.      



CrunchBang Linux Review : Dark, Evil, and it has the Mark of The Beast

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| The minimal configuration is great if you have an older
| machine you would like to revive. And unlike other mini
| distributions, it comes shipped with a ton of software so
| chances are you won’t have to go searching for too many
| packages once installed. With the GIMP, Inkscape, PiTiVi,
| Kino, recordMyDesktop and Audacity they already have a lot
| of tools for creative types. If you find anything missing
| you can find it quickly using the large Ubuntu
| repositories. What I like most about this distribution is
| that it showcases the combination of Conky and OpenBox, two
| projects that look really good together.


Playing With CrunchBang Linux

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| CrunchBang Linux is a new(ish) Ubuntu derivative designed to offer a “good
| balance of speed and functionality”. Its first release was based on Hardy in
| April and has just been updated for Intrepid. I’ve been meaning to try it for
| a couple of weeks, but in between Exams and playing about with Fedora 10, I
| haven’t really had an opportunity. A great opportunity to try it out arose
| today when dpkg completely failed and refused to do anything (Do not run
| update-manager, watch an HD video, unrar a massive rarchive and encoded a DVD
| at the same time, your desktop will lock and dpkg will cry whenever you try
| to do anything with it). Not really fancying yet another Intrepid reinstall,
| I thought I’d give CrunchBang a try.


#!CrunchBang Linux: Flash! Bang! Wallop! What A Distro!

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| The final thing I would like to remark on is the blazing speed of CB: The
| Openbox desktop loads in 3 seconds - honestly - and applications are not far
| behind, either loaded via the right-click menu or via the shortcut key
| combinations.
| It's a very stable distribution, too, which you would expect with its
| heritage but remember - this is also a very young distribution, so kudos to
| Philip Newborough for that.
| I would be happy to run CB on a production machine - that's the confidence an
| Ubuntu base system brings, I suppose - and shall certainly be keeping a close
| eye on this exciting young distribution in the future. I happily recommend it
| to you.


Review: Crunchbang Linux

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| All Windows Media, Quicktime *.mov, *.mp4, and Flash *.swf, *.flv files
| played without problem. I did note that Totem video frame transitions seemed
| a little lower quality than the TinyXS's mPlayer video, but the embedded
| Totem *.wmv videos loaded faster and with fewer hiccups than with the mPlayer
| plugin.


CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 — Testing

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| I had some spare time on my hands last weekend, so I set about putting
| together a new release of CrunchBang Linux. As the numbering suggests,
| CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 is based on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex sources.


CrunchBang Linux 8.04.02 Release Notes

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| I have released a couple of new images for my CrunchBang Linux project. This
| new release brings CrunchBang Linux up-to-date with packages available from
| the 8.04.01 point release of Ubuntu. The new images have been completely
| rebuilt from scratch and feature a whole bunch of changes.


CrunchBang Linux 8.04.01 Release Notes

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| This is the third release of CrunchBang Linux. This release is based on the
| current development version of Ubuntu, "Hardy Heron". As with the previous
| releases, I have developed CrunchBang Linux for personal use; however, I have
| released it as a download on the off chance that others may find it useful.  



CrunchBang Linux 7.10.02 Release Notes

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| I've released another version of CrunchBang Linux, my remastered version of
| Ubuntu featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager. Version 7.10.02 is
| the version that was never meant to be; however, as soon as people started
| downloading and using the original [I'm still finding it hard to believe that
| anyone would actually do that] I realised I'd better try to clean up the
| distribution and start to attempt to fix any issues/problems.


First look: CrunchBang - A faster Ubuntu! - Fast and furious Ubuntu for geeks!

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| CrunchBang is a fast and good looking Ubuntu remaster. It
| includes a lot of useful tools, scripts and applications. Give it a try!


CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 released

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| Last night I uploaded and released the final CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 build.
| I am really quite pleased with this release and it seems to be working well
| on my own systems. I will keep this post short as I have already written
| about the release on the new CrunchBang Linux blog. All I wanted to say here
| is,

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