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Review – Crunch Bang Linux

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Crunch Bang Linux (also known as #! Linux) is a lightweight distribution aimed at older, underpowered hardware. It is based off the Ubuntu 9.04 Minimal CD and the OpenBox windowing system.

On my test system, boot-up time was less than 30 seconds, which was considerably faster than Vista or Ubuntu on my top-spec gaming machine. This surprised me, considering that my test system was a laptop that was almost seven years old! Application loading times are often a bit sluggish and Firefox can often take around 15 seconds to load up, but it is always relatively responsive. I later upgraded my RAM to 1GB and that helped a great deal with loading times.

If you intend to use CBL as your productivity workhorse, chances are you’ll be rather disappointed. Gnumeric and Abiword are the order of the day here. Inexplicably, for a distro intended for low end computers, it comes bundled with the hilariously named, CPU and RAM intensive image editing program, the GIMP.

You’ll often find yourself scratching your head when examining the motives behind the bundled software that Crunch Bang Linux comes with.

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