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#1 2013-05-06 11:04:17

textillis
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Registered: 2013-05-06
Posts: 8
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self-intro

Hi,
I'm a long-term serial beginner-level linux sniffer.

I've tried ubuntu and liked it, and now have mint installed and love it.

I'm currently trying to spend as much time as possible at command line to force myself to learn it.
I'm also interested in mathematics and would love! to get a stable system running -at least- the following:

1. vim (with vim-latex-suite properly installed and configured)
2. texmaker (or some appropriate replacement)
3. geogebra
4. chrome
5. python and/or perl so i can try my hand at learning a programming language
6. alpine for email
7. VLC or substitute for hassle-free easily-configurable DVD player (my chief recreation)

I'm also interested in trying a form of linux that is resource-lean, and -important: fast!
Ideally, it should also be a distro such that I can download it straight to a usb drive, from which I can boot it and store programs and files, as I am a bit of a nomad.

Is CrunchBang likely to be the distro for me?

Cheers,
Tex

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#2 2013-05-06 12:53:50

vic
#! by Default
From: /grill
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,336

Re: self-intro

i think #! is a good alternative for you, download and dd to usb;

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23267

welcome and have fun


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#3 2013-05-06 12:58:20

DebianJoe
#! Code Whisperer
From: The Bleeding Edge
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 1,207
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Re: self-intro

I think that you sound like the perfect candidate for #!.  Try it, give it a day or so, and I imagine that you'll never look back.

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#4 2013-05-06 13:10:00

cortman
#! CrunchBanger
From: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
Registered: 2012-03-15
Posts: 128

Re: self-intro

Sounds like you'd enjoy #!. Give it a shot; it's a wonderful user experience and will give you ample opportunity to learn the CLI.

But really.... vim? EMACS!  tongue


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#5 2013-05-06 13:25:05

fatmac
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: self-intro

Welcome aboard textillis.


Linux since 1999
Currently:  AntiX, & Crunchbang.
A good general beginners book for Linux :- http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
A good Debian read :- http://debian-handbook.info/get/now/

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#6 2013-05-06 16:55:54

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: self-intro

Welcome to CrunchBang and the Community textillis, we are glad to have you!


VSIDO | Words That Build Or Destroy

We do not run from challenges, they become new innovations within VSIDO!

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#7 2013-05-06 20:16:16

lcafiero
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From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,225
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Re: self-intro

Welcome to CrunchBang, textillis, and hope you enjoy the distro.


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#8 2013-05-06 22:03:14

Barnabyh
#! Die Hard
From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 825
Website

Re: self-intro

Welcome to the community, textillis. Stay for a while.


From ArchBang to SlackBang | Project SlackBang

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#9 2013-05-10 02:49:24

textillis
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Registered: 2013-05-06
Posts: 8
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Re: self-intro

Hey guys and gals, thanks for the warm welcome.
I'm downloading Lite crunch now.

I'll definitely be back to ask a heap of questions and hopefully leave some reasonably sane and readable comments.

Very nice of you to make me feel so welcome!

Tex

"I have an ocean to drink, therefore there is an ocean."
Sam Beckett said that.

"I doubt, therefore I think"
T-shirt taking the Melbourne tramway said that.

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#10 2013-05-10 04:00:29

th3pun15h3r
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 571

Re: self-intro

Welcome to the #! community textillis

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#11 2013-05-10 06:22:34

costeelation
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From: Medellín
Registered: 2013-04-28
Posts: 30

Re: self-intro

Welcome to community smile

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#12 2013-05-10 07:27:53

textillis
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Registered: 2013-05-06
Posts: 8
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Re: self-intro

thanks guys, good to meet you...
I'm having trouble getting past base 1 at the moment,
but i'm sure i'll get there in the end ...
regs,
tex

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#13 2013-05-11 09:13:47

kbmonkey
#! Die Hard
From: South Africa
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 878
Website

Re: self-intro

Welcome to the army of the command line keyboard monkeys. The support forum has many answers if you get stuck.

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