ArchBang Linux 2010.10 Review

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Released Oct. 7th, ArchBang 2010.10 is a ARCH linux based OS targeted at new and experienced linux users. The developer’s describe it as a simple, light-weight distro featuring the Openbox Window Manager and many small but useful apps.

The “Bang” suffix is a clue to the original idea of a light Openbox desktop presented first in CrunchBang linux, a Ubuntu/Debian distro already established as a awesome Linux distribution targeted at laptops, netbooks, and older PC’s that I have used previously. I have followed the early development of this distro and thought I’d install the new version for x86 and see what’s changed.

After downloading the iso image, I burned it to a CD-RW and rebooted. The boot menu came up and I chose the default entry, and from there it booted very fast to the auto-login via Slim Display Manager

The Desktop was beautiful, with tint2, conky, and parcellite as the only apps starting with the Openbox WM.

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