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MadBox 10.10 Review - An Ubuntu Based Openbox Distro

Feb 04, 2011, 16:03 (2 Talkback[s])

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"MadBox is a relatively new Ubuntu-based Openbox distribution. It tries to cater to CrunchBang ("#!") Linux users who want an Ubuntu-based Openbox distribution (as #! switched to a Debian base almost a year ago), as well as to users who want a fast and lightweight OS or one that will work on a slower computer without sacrificing polish.

"MadBox 10.10 Review

"I've used #! a few times before, and (aside from version 10 "Statler" Alpha 2 as that was a very early pre-release build) it never fails to give me a warm and fuzzy feeling and make me seriously consider switching to it from my favorite Linux Mint. Continue reading to see if MadBox can elicit similar fuzzy feelings. I tested this on a live USB made with UnetBootin; I didn't test the installation because, well, it's Ubiquity – how different could it be from one Ubuntu-based distribution to another?

"When I first booted the live USB, I was able to get through the boot menu (which, interestingly enough, contained separate menu items for different keyboard layouts) and the boot splash, but as I had also made a Bodhi Linux live USB on a previous partition, those somehow got mixed up, and I was sent to Bodhi Linux's SLiM login screen, from which I could proceed no further. After restarting, formatting the Bodhi Linux partition, and restarting again, I could proceed smoothly. The boot process itself was quick, though the boot splash didn't have any cool progress indicator. From that I proceeded to the desktop."

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