Crunchbag linux … i think i like it!
Update 2017 – The post below was written a couple years ago. CrunchBang has been discontinued but replaced by Bensen Lab’s Hydrogen.
Now based on Debian Jessie – this has been updated some what but still comes with much of the CrunchBang goodness 🙂
You can get Hydrogen here : https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
First impressions — hmmm … could be a keeper. for the terminal program alone … Crunchbag replaced gnome-terminal with Terminator. Took me a while to get used to it, but I think its going to become my primary terminal program.
I have Crunchbag installed in VirtualBox first on my Mac – probably blow away my LinuxMint install tomorrow if I have the time. First impression is that Crunchbag is very minimalistic, being meant for older hardware. My work laptop is no slouch, a Dualcore T550 Toshiba, so it should ROCK.
Terminal – split windows, tabs, transparency, … on the right is a 2×2 grid of terminal windows opened up in Terminator. In the background on the left you can see Firefox – on the right is conky – a funky system monitoring tool built into the desktop. Right upper terminal also has 2 tabs. Might take some getting used to, but I think it has the chance to become my preferred terminal + OS.
Installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions was a little tricky – no matter what I did, crunchbag would not mount the ISO image. I had to ftp the .ISO up to my website and download to the VM … I mounted it with :
sudo mount -o loop VBoxGuestAdditions.iso /mnt
Another weird thing – the system said gcc was installed but the guess add-ons would not build, I had to install the pentium-builder package and its recommended counterparts.
aptitude –with-recommends install pentium-builder
Once installed, the add-ons built cleanly.
More later …
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