Thanks to Barnaby for this great article: http://all-things-linux.blogspot.com/20 … hbang.html
GUI's?? We don't need no stinkin' GUI's!!!
Yeah, nice to get appreciation for what we are doing in relation to the bigger Arch community.
Good to know that people can see AB for what it is, an easy first step into an Arch system and then you can and have to move on.
Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
Quote: What I have learnt from Linux is to minimize dependencies and functionalities for greater independence.
On Arch(bang) and Openbox: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/
That review was so on point. I have been on archbang for a little over 1 year now as well exclusively. I distro hopped enough to compare and realize that this distro was one of a kind as well as the community.
I am one of those users who install the kitchen sink and suffer some performance issues and inconsistency. Thanks to archbang, I am able to install the kitchen sink and still have excellent performance on my 4 year laptop. I have lxde, openbox, gnome 3, cinnamon, kde (don't care much for kde environment), and in the future cream desktop. Surprisingly, I left out e17.
xbmc is a joy to use as well with my archbang install for streaming movies, etc., Archbang made me a rolling-release user.
The distro and the patience of folks here made my transition to arch way very very smooth. I can work my way with archlinux today, but I prefer the predefined configurations in archbang.
I also love those shortcuts that carry over into my lxde desktop for tweaking transparency, etc. I have docky running along with tint2, and conky on my openbox with icon themes from the aur that are shared by multi-DE environments..
My openbox, lxde, and xfce4 desktop environments resemble gnome but with way faster performance and tweakability.
My younger sibling exclusively runs archbang on those llano laptops reputable for not playing as nice with most linux distros. Trust me I tried everything from Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, Salix, Pinguy OS, etc. Only Mint and ARchbang worked for install. And archbang installed flawlessly with the most ease. Everything works faster than Mint with the ati catalyst driver installed regardless of DE. So he runs archbang exclusively.
A big thanks again.
Additionally folks should try check out this distro in linxquestions review. Hardly any mention there of this distro. It is a good place to make the distro known to help many more like myself who dont know about this gem.
btw, Cinnamon is not quite my cup of tea. Worthy effort, but I like Pinguy OS implementation of gnome 3 the best. Pinguy's design greatly influenced the tweak I did to all my DE environments.
That pretty much summed up my experience with the Arch community. Which seems to be fair and honest. I had installed Archbang, Arch wiki'ed, and only asked very little when I was dumbfounded where to find some information. It was a very nice learning experience moving between Chakra and Archbang. And within a week after installing Archbang I used a virtual machine and did a base install with the Arch.iso. Everything was set to my liking and didn't feel a need to actually install it elsewhere as long as I knew the procedure. Should I forget from being rusty there's always information just have to look in the right places, or try a virtual machine experiment. EDIT: I think I read this before. Distro-hopping makes me forget some things . . .
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