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DistroWatch.com: BunsenLabs Linux

BunsenLabs Linux

Last Update: 2017-10-16 00:36 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: 127 (72), 6 months: 130 (73), 3 months: 129 (79), 4 weeks: 132 (70), 1 week: 118 (76)

Average visitor rating: 9.21/10 from 42 review(s).


BunsenLabs Linux Summary
Distribution BunsenLabs Linux
Home Page https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
Mailing Lists  
User Forums https://forums.bunsenlabs.org
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html
Bug Tracker https://www.bunsenlabs.org/resources.html#packages-and-bug-reports
Related Websites  
Reviews Deuterium: Dedoimedo
Hydrogen: DistroWatchLinux Insider
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Feature 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
Release Date 2017-04-29 2016-07-10
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 667-879 674-899
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 20170429 20160710
Package 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- --
cups (2.2.6) -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.4) 45.9.0 45.2.0
freetype (2.9) 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (7.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.18 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- --
kmod (25) 18 18
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.4.4) 4.3.3 4.3.3
linux (4.14.13) 3.16.39 3.16.7
Package 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.2) 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1k 1.0.1k
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.1) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.10.0) 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.7.4) -- --
systemd (236) 215 215
thunderbird (52.5.2) -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.16.4 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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9.2
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Version: 20170429
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-12
Votes: 1


I use this on an atom n255 netbook using a small 8GB hard drive. It performs print server and Calibre server duties in the home. Rock solid operation for hundreds of days without a reboot. This distro taught me the ins and outs of aptitude package manager; and is preconfigured with conky. I am now hooked on conky. Great for machines limited to 1GB of RAM.


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Version: 20170429
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-22
Votes: 1


No-nonsense distro. I've used Crunchbang since 2014 and switched to BunsenLabs when CB died out. I remember earlier BL versions were kinda finnicky, so I stuck with CB for quite some time, but the latest release is quite polished. What I love about it is that it comes with no bloat and all the right essentials out of the box. Whenever I install it on a new machine it takes no time to set it up, just copypaste some config files and that's it. With many other popular distros you could spend days getting stuff to work. CrunchBang is just perfect the way it is. I use it for engineering/dev work on my workstation laptop at home, run it in a virtualbox at work and also run it on an old laptop I have hooked up to my TV to watch shows.


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Version: 20170429
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-03
Votes: 2


No-nonsense distro. Runs flawlessly on about anything, be it an old netbook or a newer workstation.
For the time being it still ships with Jessie, but there are plenty of options in backports.


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