Introducing UberBang 10.04
Dec 14, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know
that CrunchBang ("#!"), an Openbox distribution that was previously
based on Ubuntu, has switched to a Debian base (and has added Xfce
to the mix as well). While I agree with many of the developers'
reasons for switching bases, I feel like now there's a void in the
realm of Ubuntu derivatives using Openbox. No, Lubuntu doesn't
count, because it uses LXDE, which is a little more fully featured
and a bit different anyway (though it does use Openbox as its WM).
No, I needed something a bit more like the lovely #! 9.04.01.
"Enter UberBang. It's a spin that I created of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
"Lucid Lynx" Minimal. This means that creating this distribution
was much like creating Oxidized Trinity 6 "Squeeze" from a minimal
Debian 6 "Squeeze" installation; post-installation, I needed to
fetch all the requisite packages myself (though I will say that
here, thankfully, sudo was properly configured out-of-the-box
post-installation). For example, in #! 9.04.01, the scrot command
line tool is used to take screenshots. As it is a pretty basic
command line tool, I expected it to be installed out-of-the-box; I