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#1 2018-05-02 22:53:08

doxanthropos
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Registered: 2016-01-26
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Hi again

Some years ago, when I still used the first laptop that I dared to put GNU/Linux on, Ubuntu, which I tended to use at that time started to put on more fat than that small old thing could stomach.
In hindsight I am glad about that, because it led me to look for other distros, that might be more "lightweight" (little did I know back then about installing another desktop or wm).
Still not having lost a little touch of goth style in my choices of colour, I was intrigued by a distro so small that it barely fits the name "distro". More a preconfigured Debian, but with some strong choices in UI(minimalistic) and design(dark) and with a forum that was full of interesting suggestions on how to customize the hell out of your GNU/Linux box.
I joined this forum, but mostly only read and tried the ideas that spiked my interest (the most successful thread in changing how I think about the UI of an operating system was probably the 30/30 one). So I learned what I like and how to configure a new system to become something that is usable to me and not some usability tester in Redmond or Cupertino (which is not very creative, so not really fit for screenshot threads: I like the standard configuration of Openbox that came with #! and as an alternative a very close to standard configuration of i3).
After that I started to drift away from reading the forum of this distro.
When the maintainer announced to stop working on it and some brave people decided to carry on the torch under a new name, I joined this new forum, of course, but since then probably visited it only a few couple of times.

Last week, I rescued a nice small laptop from the garbage can of my workplace and started to think about what to do with it. After researching if it would run with fully free software (I was considering Trisquel LXDE) and finding that the wifi-card of these types usually do not play well with that, I realized that a fitting OS would be minimalistic but stylish (it is a little scratched but jet black), so took a look at the bunsenlabs website and forums again. A few hours later it was running a nice Debian with a dark, minimalistic Openbox WM again and was answering the questions of the welcome script.

This is such a great distro!

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#2 2018-05-03 02:00:31

johnraff
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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2015-09-09
Posts: 4,682
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Re: Hi again

Hi doxanthropos, welcome back! smile


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#3 2018-05-09 15:44:25

thoro
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Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 37

Re: Hi again

wb doxanthropos  smile


"It's just your opinion, man!"

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#4 2018-05-10 00:29:58

hhh
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Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 6,142
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Re: Hi again

That may be the best welcome post we've ever seen.

@doxanthropos, thanks for trying BL helium, and thanks for posting again!

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#5 2018-05-10 06:02:29

Dobbie03
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 1,974
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Re: Hi again

Hello and welcome!


I like my Metal like my coffee.......Black!
Resident Metalhead Poser

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#6 2018-05-11 21:23:49

altman
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From: Canada
Registered: 2015-10-24
Posts: 130

Re: Hi again

Welcome aboard mate !


HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook/Intel Core i7-2670QM/ BunsenLab Helium
Dell Latitude XFR D630 /Intel Core2 Duo T7500/ BunsenLab Helium
Dell Inspiron 1720/Intel Core2 Duo T5450/ ArchLabs 2018.05
My craptop trio on Linux installs only.

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#7 2018-05-11 21:44:07

lowrider
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From: Germany
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 239

Re: Hi again

Ah, the epic 30/30 thread (30 windowmanagers in 30 days). Great memories.
wecome back doxanthropos.

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#8 2018-05-14 20:00:34

doxanthropos
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Registered: 2016-01-26
Posts: 26
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Re: Hi again

Thanks you all for the warm welcome!
And to the people making this nice distro and providing this space: you are doing a great job!

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