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
"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."