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BunsenLabs Linux

Last Update: 2018-12-06 03:37 UTC


BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The BunsenLabs distribution is based on Debian's Stable branch and is a community continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 71 (158), 6 months: 74 (152), 3 months: 73 (171), 4 weeks: 98 (130), 1 week: 89 (125)

Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 72 review(s).


BunsenLabs Linux Summary
Distribution BunsenLabs Linux
Home Page https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
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User Forums https://forums.bunsenlabs.org
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Download Mirrors https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html
Bug Tracker https://www.bunsenlabs.org/resources.html#packages-and-bug-reports
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Feature helium-4 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
Release Date 2018-12-01 2017-04-29 2016-07-10
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 600-1200 667-879 674-899
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List helium-4 20170429 20160710
Package helium-4 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.6) -- -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (65.0.1) 60.3.0 45.9.0 45.2.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.24 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- --
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (18.12.2) -- -- --
kmod (26) 23 18 18
krita (4.1.7) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.0) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3
linux (4.20.10) 4.9.130 3.16.39 3.16.7
Package helium-4 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- -- --
mesa (18.3.3) 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (11.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.3.2) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.0) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.12.1) 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.9.4) -- -- --
systemd (241) 232 215 215
thunderbird (60.5.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.1
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Version: helium-4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-16
Votes: 0


I have been entirely impressed by this successor to CrunchBang. It has all the wonderful spirit of simplicity and power which that distribution offered while still feeling fresh and exciting. Sure, it is quick and responsive being built on the lightweight OpenBox window manager, but with many deft touches from the developers it is also powerful and easy to customize. Beginning with the welcome script, which allows the user to determine just how much extra software their machine needs, and going through to the many menus which make it easy to configure the many different aspects of the system, everything you may need to get things exactly as you like them is included.

Whether your needs are trying to get some more life from an older machine or just a desire to start simple and build up exactly the environment you want I would highly recommend BunsenLabs. The Debian base offers amazing stability along with a huge selection of applications, and the BunsenLabs community is simply among the friendliest and most helpful on the internet today. You can't go wrong with this one.


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Version: helium-4
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-11
Votes: 5


I have it running on an ancient Acer laptop and it works like a charm! The only bit of customisation that I've done it to install the xfce4-appfinder and put it to the left of the web browser on the tint2 panel. Too many years of clicking on the left-most part of the panel ("Start") have lead me to constantly open up the web browser! So I needed to fix that.


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Version: helium-4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-29
Votes: 1


A great distro, quietly going about its business without ballyhoo or over ratings. Everyone should try it in my opinion.

A full menu button on top taskbar would not go amiss for some I am sure but right click anywhere on the desktop will provide all necessary info.

Perfect for my daily requirements and smooth in its operation.


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