My name is Randy. I have been a hardcore Mac user since 1988. Over the past couple of years I have been spending more and more time with Linux (and loving it). What was once a 100% commitment to the Mac has dwindled down to about 15-20%. I am not a techie. Just someone who appreciates a well designed and straightforward distro to use. I am currently trying out Zorin 6, The great Puppy Linux, as well as Manjaro. It was recommended that I try Crunchbang on my old Dell 3000 desktop. I use this PC mainly for audio editing. Puppy Linux so far has been the fastest distro on this machine. The only thing that drives me crazy is always making sure the Save file always stays green.
I like using Openbox because it is lean, and flexible. I would still like to learn how to get the most out of Openbox. As far as I know, Openbox was designed by a student at Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada. Pretty cool!!
I am hoping that Crunchbang will meet all of my needs and that I can use this forum if I stumble. I hope that my journey with Crunchbang is a long one!!
Nice to be part of this forum!
Welcome to CrunchBang, rmcellig, from a former Mac guy from the '90s. In fact, one of the reasons I started using Linux was that with each new predatory cat, MacOS kept outdistancing perfectly good working hardware in the Mac family (like the flavored iMacs, which run great on the PowerPC version of Debian, by the way). We don't have a PowerPC version, but never mind -- this forum and this community rocks, so you're in a good place. Enjoy!
Unfortunately I ran into a problem that made my OS unstable so I might have to use another distro for the time being. I went to modify the Tint2 menu and when I restarted my machine all I got was a black screen with an X in it. I am slowly trying to work my way back to a normal Crunchbang system but I think I need some help. At the moment I am switching between Lubuntu as well as the latest Mangaro.
To be fair, I am running Waldorf.
^ this was a picnic error caused through a bodged autostart.sh rather than anything to do with poor old wally
Welcome to the #! nation, Randy.
"Well designed and straightforward to use" are the main reasons I use #! on my old laptop. The old boy got to be too painful to use with more bloated distros. I'm finding its lightweight nature doesn't prevent you from doing pretty much whatever you need, like the video/audio format converting/editing I'm trying to to do (learn) at the moment. And a thanks to all you guys that are helping me with the learning curve.
'Be seeing you!'