Review: Crunch Bang Linux 8.10

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I discovered Crunch Bang Linux (#!) through Linux Outlaws. Fab kept talking about how awesome it was. Then more and more podcasts and people on the tubes started talking about it.

One of the most attractive features to me for #! is that it is supposed to load up a lot faster and run faster than Ubuntu. Right now I have Ubuntu 8.10 installed on my laptop. I pretty much only use my laptop for travel (although I do use it in the apartment ever once in a while). So if it boots up and runs faster than Ubuntu, it will leave me with more battery power for when I travel. I already ran the #! liveCD, so I know the wifi card will work. So first off, I boot up Ubuntu to time it and see how much of a savings I’ll be getting. From power on to GDM login screen is 1 minute 1 second. And it’s 40 seconds from login to a useful desktop. (Gnome) So then I install Crunch Bang Linux.

Installation is via a little program that runs over the liveCD environment.

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