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Crunchbang Statler Review

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A few Years ago, I was given an old amd 800mghz machine which was deemed to “slow” to run xp with service pack 3. I tried a few distro’s on it and had settled with Wolvix. But shortly after that, a new distro with a weird name,”#! crunchbang”, was introduced on distrowatch. This distro touted an unknown (to me) environment called Openbox. Openbox was supposed to be a lightweight system, and was based on Ubuntu -which i had used prior to the fire. Like many others, I downloaded it sometime in Nov 2008. After about 10 minutes playing with the live CD, I just had to install it. Shortly thereafter I had this #! OS installed,

Skip forward a few years – my computers are now all multi-core machines now, and I have no need of a lightweight system, yet here I see #! on distrowatch, with a new release, but now based on Debian squeeze, still in the top 20 at distrowatch, and still making news. So I just had to download and install it on my trusty test machine, (a P4 Toshiba laptop with 1 gig memory.) and find out just what changes have been made to one of my all time favorite distro’s.

There are 2 versions of #!: Openbox, & Xfce. I choose to install Openbox.

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