Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 18th Feb 2011 16:14 UTC
Linux "A lot of modern Linux distributions created with desktop users in mind go out of their way to be user friendly. Ubuntu, Mint, openSUSE, Fedora - and many more. It is a sign of how desktop Linux has matured that even non-techy types can get a fully featured and easy-to-use open source operating system up and running in not much time at all. The creators of CrunchBang Linux, however, haven't quite gone in the same direction."
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Minimal
by ARUmar on Fri 18th Feb 2011 17:45 UTC
ARUmar
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2009-10-08

seeing as its based on archlinux , unfortunately not mentioned in the article, and my current distro of choice kudos to the guys/gals of crunch bang .getting a arch setup isnt exactly for the novice but if you really want a no nonsense minimalist system with all options tweakable .thats the way to go Crunch bang gives you the option of getting there with a little more hand holding than arch which throws ya out on a CLI after install is done.

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RE: Minimal
by Verunks on Fri 18th Feb 2011 17:56 in reply to "Minimal"
Verunks Member since:
2007-04-02

actually both the article and the website(http://crunchbanglinux.org/) say that it's based on debian

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RE: Minimal
by jebb on Fri 18th Feb 2011 18:19 in reply to "Minimal"
jebb Member since:
2006-07-06

That's ArchBang you're thinking of...

Yes, "meta-distros" like Arch (or Gentoo, or Debian for that matter) tend to hold your hand a bit less and force you to do some reading if you want to get somewhere. At the same time, the desire to learn and understand more about the internals of the system is often what drives people (and by people I mean at least me, of course) to leave the comfort of Ubuntu and try something else.

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RE[2]: Minimal
by ARUmar on Fri 18th Feb 2011 18:57 in reply to "RE: Minimal"
ARUmar Member since:
2009-10-08

thanks for the correction , since landing on arch havent gone disto hopping much.always did like debian for the variety of architectures it can run on

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