Home > Linux > Crux-PPC 2.0 released Crux-PPC 2.0 released Submitted by corinne 2004-09-28 Linux 4 Comments Crux-PPC 2.0 was released today: announcement and review. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 4 Comments 2004-09-28 9:47 pm The install seems to be “Boot from he CD and pray for mercy from the console” Seriously though, this sounds like a power users distro (not that this a bad thing, just an observation). 2004-09-28 9:56 pm Seriously though, this sounds like a power users distro (not that this a bad thing, just an observation). I tried an older version on x86. It was very minimal, requiring a lot of configuration. There was a 16 page manual, which was very helpful. I like Arch linux, which is Crux-based IIRC. 2004-09-28 11:18 pm I cannot help but liking a distro that uses Window Maker as its default window manager. 🙂 And CRUX is probably the most “BSD-like” Linux distro out there. (Keep It Simple.) Except that the ports system isn’t on par with *BSDs, considering the amount of packages. If someone else hasn’t built a CRUX port for the application you want, you need to go and make your own. CRUX is clearly for users with “do it yourself” mentality. Arch Linux is easier than CRUX but neither of them are targeted for Linux beginners. BTW, the review came out pretty quickly after the release. I guess that the reviewer has had some previous experiences using CRUX. 2004-09-29 4:49 am The release is for 2.0, the review was on a release canidate. Just a note for the guy above. I was wondering the same thing and then saw that it was mentioned in the review. cheers. -adam.