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A look at CrunchBang Linux

Jun 30, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Booysen)

I've done quite a bit of severe distro-hopping to find a reasonable distro to use on an old Dell XPS M1330, which is my work laptop at the moment. I eventually figured out that I would like something light-weight but also easy to use and easy to customize. I have several machines on my desk at work and only really use the laptop for a quick SSH session to a server during meetings and for testing LAMP stuff. I eventually settled on using CrunchBang 10 Statler, aptly described as a 'Nimble Openbox Linux Distro', which uses the stable 2.6.32 Linux kernel.

CrunchBang uses Openbox, the clean, fast and very configurable window manager, and Tint2 for the taskbar/system panel.

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