"You may be asking, "Why are you reviewing this? You
just did a review 2 days ago!" Actually, I wrote the preview on
Sunday and scheduled it to automatically publish on Wednesday. On
Thursday, the official stable version of ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro"
was released. As I have touched upon most of the things relating to
this distribution in the last article about ArchBang, this will be
a slightly shorter review. Or will it? Follow the jump to find out.
"The biggest news (I think) is that ArchBang is dumping LXDE for
Openbox and a customized set of tools. What this also means is that
ArchBang looks a lot more like #!; also, ArchBang (among other
changes) replaces PCManFM with Thunar. The boot and startup are
very fast. However, I reserved only 192 MB of RAM for ArchBang in
VirtualBox, and strangely, this seems to not be enough, as the
system choked when Openbox started up. I shut down the guest OS and
increased the RAM allocation to 256 MB. That seemed to do the
trick, but I'm still disappointed that ArchBang couldn't run on
only 192 MB of RAM (though the testing version of ArchBang
"The tint2 panel is squared off and is narrow enough to fit my
smaller VirtualBox screen; I also like the new wallpaper a lot more
than the previous orange mess. The new GTK+ theme is one of the
best I have ever seen in Openbox, and certainly looks worlds better
than the theme in the previous (LXDE-based) version."