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#376 2019-08-27 10:38:47

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

Ubu, Xubu, #! to BL I never installed any other way so I really don't know.  I think in all that time I have only ever run the "Live session" once on each of them.


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#377 2019-08-27 15:45:50

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

Ok! I'm going share my view about BL.
But, for context, first two things to say:
1° I know little english and my grammar sucks.
2° For life reasons I always worked with actually obsolete computers, and I love to work with that ; it's always a challenge.
BL is perfect, I love it! In my equipment there's no (not a lot)  RAM, no (not a lot) processor power, etc.
No dynamic menus and fancy effects are welcome, still BL has a polish finish, so beautiful, In my opinion, exquisite.
I'm not a power user, no programmer, no in IT department, but I love manual configuration though text files. It's clear. Yeah, UI is always welcome, but not in my case.
I'm very glad and thankful for this distro; it's fits to all my needs.
Thanks to all people that makes this possible.

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#378 2019-08-27 16:23:19

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

Let me fix that for you:

1° I know little english but my grammar is 100% readable

Hola rers, puedes escribir en castellano y luego usar un traductor para obtener inglés.

Hello rers, you can write in Castellano and later use a translator to get English.

Nice review ... Gracias.


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#379 2019-08-29 05:53:06

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

Sector11 wrote:

Hello rers, you can write in Castellano and later use a translator to get English.

All due respect, but I advise against this:
rers' English is perfectly understandable. An online translator's English is not always understandable.
Nuances shift <= this is very important. So often what we really want to say is between the lines and has to be extracted carefully. You have to read an online-translated text twice to understand OP's intentions - if they haven't been mangled by the translating software.
A self-written text has character. We all write English in different ways according to our native languages. That is not only charming, but also useful = carries information.
Also, you constantly improve your English by writing English.

Nevertheless, thanks for the link. Will test some time.


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#380 2019-08-29 12:32:17

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Hold one.

I did say his English was 100% readable.  I was giving rers the option to write in his native language and then in English.  Did not say he had to.  Check the history of my posts and you will see how many times I have said "Your English is just fine".  This too is an exercise in improving another language.


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#381 2019-08-29 23:52:56

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

rers wrote:

In my equipment there's no (not a lot)  RAM, no (not a lot) processor power, etc.
No dynamic menus and fancy effects are welcome, still BL has a polish finish, so beautiful, In my opinion, exquisite.

Do you have to disable compton on your boxes or does it run OK (a slight fade-in/fade-out when opening/closing/minimizing windows, also window and menu dropshadows)?

I'm very glad and thankful for this distro; it's fits to all my needs.
Thanks to all people that makes this possible.

Thank you very much for the feedback, and for trying BunsenLabs!

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#382 2019-11-27 03:04:58

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/pictur … x-distros/

Published Nov 25th, 2019.

Not a great article... Many ads and not much content.

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#383 2019-11-27 03:56:16

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AndrewSmart wrote:

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/pictur … x-distros/

Published Nov 25th, 2019.

Not a great article... Many ads and not much content.

Thanks for posting. You're right, quite a shabby "slideshow". At least we start with the letter "B" so we're fourth in.

BunsenLabs Linux Helium - 600MB to 1.2GB download

Where once there was CrunchBang and CrunchBang++, there is now BunsenLabs Helium and ArchBang. Both build off the CrunchBang++ distro.

The Ignorance is strong with this one. FAKE NEWS!!!

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#384 2019-12-10 03:56:00

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"Here are the 5 Lightweight Linux Distributions We Recommend"

https://fosspost.org/lists/lightweight- … tributions

And BL is number 2 on the list. Not an exhaustive review, but not bad for us to be on a page which is claiming:

A lot of other people and websites may recommend a totally different set of lightweight distributions for you, but in our selection, we didn’t just care for resources usage and the distro’s ability to work on old hardware. Instead, we also cared for the ease of use and your ability as a user to deal with the distribution on daily basis to do your tasks. At the end, the goal is not simply to get an old computer to just work – the goal is to get an old computer to work and do things that you need as someone living in 2020.

The other choices looked reasonable too.


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#385 2019-12-10 04:11:24

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Hey, great!

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#386 2019-12-10 06:26:39

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Great find @johnraff!

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#387 2019-12-10 07:45:17

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^Twitter can be good for picking up stuff blowing in the wind.

( We have an account: https://twitter.com/RealBunsenLabs )


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#388 2019-12-20 17:33:16

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Distrowatch, have an note about Lithium releasepreview: https://www.distrowatch.com/weekly.php? … 91216#news


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#389 2019-12-21 01:08:28

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rbh wrote:

Distrowatch, have an note about Lithium releasepreview: https://www.distrowatch.com/weekly.php? … 91216#news

Miscellaneous News (by Ladislav Bodnar)
BunsenLabs releases preview of "Lithium", MX Linux introduces MX-Fluxbox, Tails celebrates 10-year anniversary

BunsenLabs The BunsenLabs project, which produces a lightweight, Debian-based distribution with Openbox as the preferred graphical user interface, has released an early unofficial snapshot of its upcoming stable release. Code-named "Lithium", the new version is based on Debian 10: "We now have an ISO image file available; it will install the current testing version of BunsenLabs 'Lithium'. There are still many details to be ironed out, but the basic system seems to be working. Any feedback and bug reports will be most welcome. This ISO image file is hosted on a Google Drive account, but of course the eventual official release will be available from the BunsenLabs website. This testing ISO image is not yet an official release and it still uses the experimental repository, so it should not be considered ready for general use. A discussion thread has been started here." The ISO image file, named " lithium-dev-4-amd64.hybrid.iso" (1,209MB) is available from this Google Drive account. See the release announcement for more information and the SHA256 checksum.

Thanks for the heads-up, @rbh. I'm pretty sure we didn't submit an  announcement to DistroWatch. If that's true it means an anonymous source submitted it, or DW picked it up via Planet Debian/distrolets or another Internet source. Either way, awesome.

It's happened with every ISO, we get some generous donations. $25 and $20 USD in the last day, that's generous. That's almost 2 months of our Internet costs. We're trying our best to not let you down.

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#390 2019-12-21 01:24:50

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Epic fail on my part, there is no screenshot. I'll fix that in our future announcements for sure.

As always, my favorite redneck is the first to post a video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ0Bf-aJ_HE

Epic fail on our part, he scrolled past tin2 chooser a dozen times. What a maroon!

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#391 2019-12-21 02:02:56

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hhh wrote:

What a maroon!

This is a Bugs Bunny joke, fell free to ignore it.

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#392 2020-06-10 10:56:51

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

Not quite a review, but Bunsenlabs gets a great reception on the latest Linux Unplugged podcast:

[https://linuxunplugged.com/357]

Unfortunately, lost out to Sparky :-(

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#393 2020-06-11 00:59:51

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^Listening now. Yes, they were quite enthusiastic about BL - pity we didn't have Lithium for them, it would have had the "dark theme" point covered...


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#394 2020-06-11 01:35:05

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^ And I think Chris Fisher got the community part backward. BL has a much more active community than Sparky. Not to take anything away from Sparky, A distro I use and like. But their forum has about 3 posts a day and all of them are help requests.

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#395 2020-06-11 02:13:20

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^I didn't understand the bit about the communities either. The guy who reviewed BL gave his 10 points to Sparky on the basis of the Sparky guy's rave review of the S community. It didn't sound as if he'd actually visited either forum. roll

Still, I'm sort of motivated to have a look at Sparky some day. There's always something to learn from how other people do things.


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#396 2020-06-11 03:36:37

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Helium review, and they're using PPAs. Good review of Helium, though. But no comparison between Sparky and our forum community, or our successful funding, or the fact that we offered 3 versions of Helium plus an ARM option.

These guys are amateurs professionals, and BL Sparky crushed it in this comparison. The review was completely unbiased, great journalism. tongue

They linked us first in the list, and they were very fair to us other than the points I mentioned. Cool.

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#397 2020-06-13 06:38:17

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Sparky's been around for a while and has evolved into a serious Debian derivate IMO (and, putting salt in the wound, their current stable release is based on buster).
But, do they have an openbox edition? Doesn't look like it. They used to iirc.

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#398 2020-06-13 11:40:39

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

^
https://wiki.sparkylinux.org/doku.php/sparky_gui
I spent many hours updating the WIKI

Buster
MinimalGUI 32&64 bit
https://sparkylinux.org/download/stable/

Bullseye
MinimalGUI 64 bit only
https://sparkylinux.org/download/rolling/

Bullseye, Openbox, Tint2 FTW

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#399 2020-06-14 06:04:01

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Re: BunsenLabs Reviews

eight.bit.al wrote:

I'm pretty sure this looked different yesterday (not sure about minimalgui, but the ARM version was not there)! Did you edit this page as well?


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#400 2020-06-14 10:42:51

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^ That page is part of the website, not the WIKI. I don't do any work on the website.
That page hasn't changed in months. Sorry, you just didn't see the ARM listing.

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