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Crunchbang #! 10 Statler

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My new buddy Crunchbang (abbreviated #!) and I have been spending quite some time lately. In fact, we spent enough time that he convinced me to install him as my main OS on my laptop. Unfortunately, that didn’t go too well (grub wouldn’t install, screwed up other distros on the laptop), but it ran nice and smooth in my virtual machine. This minimalistic distro consumes 57 MB (!) of RAM when it was up and running – yes, you read it right. A fully functioning operating system is running with fifty-seven megabytes of random access memory in use.

#! comes with either OpenBox or Xfce as default Window Manager/Desktop Environment. Both are pretty light weight, with OpenBox being lighter. Now OpenBox users will forgive me for saying this, but I do have to introduce the majority of people who have never used OpenBox – it is a lightweight window manager that is highly configurable. A cool feature is that everything is accessible from the main menu, which you can get by right clicking the desktop (and from there you can access EVERYTHING), or using the pre-defined/custom keyboard shortcut.

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