I'm trying it because I want something to boot faster from my USB pen drive. There isn't that much dragging me away from Ubuntu at the moment to be honest, sure OpenBox is something cool and new to play with but I can stick that on top of a standard Ubuntu install...
Feel free to correct me guys but I'm really not noticing massive speed differences... What has everyone else found?
Openbox is better for older (and hence slower) systems. This is the case with me. Crunchbang is light years ahead, in terms of speed, of a typical Ubuntu(Gnome) install on my system.
If you've got top of the line/relatively new hardware, you likely won't notice a speed improvement when going from Ubuntu to Crunchbang.
Almost all distros will run relatively slowly from a USB drive, by nature of the technology. If you want a fast OS on a pen drive, I recommend something like Puppy or Slitaz, both of which are loaded completely into ram at boot. There is a bigger speed difference between SliTaz and Crunchbang than between Crunchbang and Ubuntu, in my opinion.
Since Crunchbang 8.04 is based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, will sudo apt-get update keep Crunchbang 8.04 updated, in the same way that it would keep Ubuntu 8.04 updated, until 2011?
That's great, because I've got a satisfactory Crunchbang (8.04) install. I'm sticking with it....it's got what I need.
I am curious does the lite version come with all the codecs installed like the standard version? I am getting a dell mini 9 and heard that the standard version runs really well on them, but I don't need all the programs that come installed. If the lite version is just missing some of the installed programs but is essentially the same otherwise I think I will throw that on there.
yes, the lite version comes with codecs. but you will have to tweak some things to get it to work properly. see this page for more info.
Last edited by wolfen69; February 9th, 2009 at 06:55 PM.