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[News] Ubuntu Derivatives Crunchbang and Linux Mint in Review

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu Derivatives Crunchbang and Linux Mint in Review
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 02:36:34 +0000
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Review: Crunchbang Linux 9.04.01

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| I've used Crunchbang Linux ('#!' to its 
| friends) for the last several months as the 
| secondary Linux distro on my Aspire AS1410.  
| It's simple and elegant, although its 
| default settings tend towards dark themes -- 
| if #! had a favorite color, it be black.  
| The distro is built on the base provided by 
| Ubuntu 9.04, but replaces Gnome with the 
| lightweight and flexible Openbox environment 
| and a different selection of default 
| applications and utilities.
| [...]
| To sum up, Crunchbang is a fabulous distro 
| for an intermediate-or-above Linux user.  
| The CLI-phobic should not apply, nor those 
| afraid to edit a config file.  #! is not my 
| main distribution, mainly because I use it 
| to play with, discover and experiment. (Not 
| Crunchbang's fault, but I've learned the 
| hard way over time to keep things I depend 
| on having around safely on another 
| partition, if not on a completely different 
| machine.) It is a good fit for users with a 
| good technical abilities or newbies with the 
| curiosity (and occasional intestinal 
| fortitude) to explore the possibilities it 
| offers, and who don't need or want to do 
| everything through a GUI. It stands as 
| another great example of what a small but 
| inspired group can do in the OSS world.


Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox and KDE64 Editions Out Now

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| A few minutes ago, Clement Lefebvre and the 
| hard working community behind the Linux Mint 
| community announced the immediate 
| availability of two new editions for the 
| Helena release: Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox and 
| Linux Mint 8 KDE64! While the latter 
| contains exactly the same amount of new 
| features like the Linux Mint 8 KDE Community 
| Edition, but compiled especially for 64-bit 
| processors, such as Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel 
| Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 64, the Fluxbox 
| edition is brand-new and it is powered by 
| Linux 2.6.31, X.Org 7.4 and Fluxbox 1.1.1.



Why Mint over Ubuntu

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| I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now.
| No matter which distro I tried, I always
| found it lacked some feature or another and
| I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu.
| Then I found Mint. Linux Mint is a
| derivative of Ubuntu which is a derivative
| of Debian (Debian' = Ubuntu and Ubuntu' =
| Linux Mint). Why use a derivative of Ubuntu
| (or Debian for that matter) instead of just
| using the original product?
| Simple: The derivative is better.

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