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#1 2019-09-12 18:52:12

chrisdb
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Should I go with BunsenLabs?

Hello everyone,

I'm thinking of switching from plain Debian to BunsenLabs, but I was wondering what the advantages are of BL over Debian (with openbox installed).

1 reason I can think of is this great forum... :-)

Thx

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#2 2019-09-12 21:16:29

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

chrisdb wrote:

Hello everyone,

I'm thinking of switching from plain Debian to BunsenLabs, but I was wondering what the advantages are of BL over Debian (with openbox installed).

1 reason I can think of is this great forum... :-)

Thx

underline italics mine, other than that because we have a coffee room (don't touch damo's biscuits), 2 music rooms, one being heavy metal the other ... um ... not heavy metal AND a cinema too.

Did I mention a Great Distro with Tons of Support?


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#3 2019-09-12 21:32:19

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

Well, a lot of work has gone into the various utilities and configs, so you don't have to do the heavy lifting yourself.

On saying that, you can grab items that take your fancy from our github: eg conky and tint2 managers, the BLOB theme manager (it saves your desktop and themes configs in one go, in a library of setups), etc.
NB if you go that route, then you will have to maintain it!

Why not run a live session for a while and see how it goes? Or install in a multiboot setup?


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#4 2019-09-13 00:41:29

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

Uh-oh. Well, I might get ripped for saying this, but I'm running Buster with Openbox, and I don't currently have a BunsenLabs installation. But I'm always at these forums, and I don't go to the Debian forums anymore! BL is easier to install. Before I really knew how to install Debian with only Openbox, I was going with BunsenLabs (and before that, CrunchBang).

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#5 2019-09-13 02:19:35

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

MALsPa wrote:

Uh-oh. Well, I might get ripped for saying this, but I'm running Buster with Openbox, and I don't currently have a BunsenLabs installation. But I'm always at these forums, and I don't go to the Debian forums anymore! BL is easier to install. Before I really knew how to install Debian with only Openbox, I was going with BunsenLabs (and before that, CrunchBang).

WOW!!!  Now there's a blast from the past!

WELCOME HOME!

Hi MALsPa - long time.  No worries really you'd be surprised how many non-BL people there are here.

We're a friendly bunch ...  big_smile


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#6 2019-09-13 02:58:41

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

Sector11 wrote:

We're a friendly bunch ...  big_smile

Y'all put up with me, so there's your proof.  wink

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#7 2019-09-13 03:47:58

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

Sector11 wrote:

2 music rooms, one being heavy metal the other ... um ... not heavy metal

Um... that's my fault.
Dobbie03, I'm still sorry I ran my big mouth. But that and eating is what I do best!  wink

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#8 2019-09-13 12:04:28

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

The advantages in my opinion are the talented folks who put this distro together and really make full use of openbox.

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#9 2019-09-13 19:16:22

chrisdb
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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

Thx for the replies everyone.

I'm afraid I spoke too soon. My hardware is currently only supported by Debian Buster. So ... eagerly waiting for BL Lithium :-)

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#10 2019-10-23 11:51:41

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Re: Should I go with BunsenLabs?

My answer is deadly simple: BL experience and the forum members! You can indeed go the hard way and replicate BL experience on a base Linux system, but I doubt if you can find such forum members and forum atmosphere elsewhere.

MALsPa wrote:

Uh-oh. Well, I might get ripped for saying this, but I'm running Buster with Openbox, and I don't currently have a BunsenLabs installation. But I'm always at these forums, and I don't go to the Debian forums anymore! BL is easier to install. Before I really knew how to install Debian with only Openbox, I was going with BunsenLabs (and before that, CrunchBang).

Ah! Debian with openbox. I am trying the same, not to move from BL and you folks, but as a learning experience. big_smile

chrisdb wrote:

Thx for the replies everyone.

I'm afraid I spoke too soon. My hardware is currently only supported by Debian Buster. So ... eagerly waiting for BL Lithium :-)

You can try the experimental Lithium if you'd choose.

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